The Budget Justice Coalition

BUDGETING IN AN ERA OF AUSTERITY AND STATE CAPTURE: A FIVE-YEAR REVIEW OF BUDGET POLICIES AND OUTCOMES

This submission is informed by a range of civil society organisations (CSOs) who are part of the Budget Justice Coalition, including the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC), the Children’s Institute at UCT, the Dullah Omar Institute (DOI), Equal Education (EE), Equal Education Law Centre (EELC), the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ), the National Shelter Movement, OxfamSA, Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity (PMEJD), the Public […]

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CIVIL SOCIETY SUBMISSION RELATING TO COMBATING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

2019 Budget not serious about addressing Gender Based Violence This submission focuses on analysing the budget in relation to combating Genderbased Violence (GBV) and femicide. Unfortunately, despite President Cyril Ramaphosa’s pronouncements in the State of the Nation Address (SONA) just two weeks ago, there is no evidence in the budget delivered by Minister Tito Mboweni on 20 February 2019 that government is serious about ending […]

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THE PEOPLE’S ADJUSTED BUDGET 2018-2019

What is the Adjusted Budget? Six months after the beginning of the financial year, an Adjusted Budget is tabled which shows how government is planning to change its spending plans to deal with any unexpected circumstances. Unused funds, including the money from its rainy day fund and money which departments do not think that they are going to spend, are moved or removed through the […]

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SUBMISSION BY THE BUDGET JUSTICE COALITION (BJC) ON THE 2018 MEDIUM TERM BUDGET POLICY STATEMENT (MTBPS) & THE 2018 ADJUSTMENTS APPROPRIATION BILL TO THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

This submission is informed by a range of civil society organisations (CSOs) who are part of the Budget Justice Coalition (BJC), including the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC), the Children’s Institute at UCT, the Dullah Omar Institute (DOI) at UWC, Equal Education (EE), Equal Education Law Centre (EELC), the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ), Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity (PMEJD), the Public Service Accountability […]

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SUBMISSION BY THE BUDGET JUSTICE COALITION (BJC) ON THE 2018 MEDIUM TERM BUDGET POLICY STATEMENT (MTBPS) TO THE JOINT MEETING OF THE STANDING AND SELECT COMMITTEES ON FINANCE

The primary purpose of this submission is to highlight areas within the selected programmes that are in need of concerted interventions in relation to budgeting and planning, following the tabling of the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), the Adjustments Estimates and Adjustment Appropriations Bill by the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni on 24 October 2018. Each of the organisations that contributed to this submission […]

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AUSTERITY IN THE MIDST OF INEQUALITY THREATENS HUMAN RIGHTS

AUSTERITY IN THE MIDST OF INEQUALITY THREATENS HUMAN RIGHTS

  This factsheet examines the enjoyment of economic and social rights in South Africa, ahead of the country’s first appearance before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in October 2018. Specifically, it uses indicators based on national and international data sources to explore whether the South African government is fulfilling its obligations under Article 2(1) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social […]

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SUBMISSION BY THE BUDGET JUSTICE COALITION ON THE REPORT OF THE PANEL OF EXPERTS ON MITIGATING THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF THE VAT INCREASE FOR POOR AND LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS

This submission is made in response to the call by National Treasury for public comment on the report by the Panel for the review of the current list of zero-rated VAT items. As raised in our submissions to Parliament on the 2018 Budget and the draft Rates and Monetary Amounts Amendment Bill, we are concerned about the negative effects the increase to the VAT rate […]

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2018 NATIONAL BUDGET DIALOGUE ON THE SA APPROPRIATION BILL

SPII was invited as a key Respondent to one of the first Consultative process organised by the Standing Committee on Appropriations following the tabling of the national Budget in February this year. SPII is active in promoting broader participation in the budgeting process which is supported by our analysis as part of our Socio-Economic Rights Monitoring Project. Download report

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SUBMISSION BY BUDGET JUSTICE COALITION WITH RESPECT TO THE CURRENT LIST OF ZERO-RATED ITEMS, AND MITIGATING THE IMPACT OF THE INCREASE IN THE VAT RATE ON POOR AND LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS

As civil society organisations (CSOs) we are concerned by the tax proposals made by the 2018 National Budget (‘the Budget’) and contained within the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill 2018 (‘the Bill’), in particular its regressive tax measures, most notably the increase to VAT, and the harsh spending cuts that will result from the proposed revenue levels. As raised in […]

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Press Statement: CIVIL SOCIETY PROPOSES ALTERNATIVE, PEOPLE-CENTERED BUDGET 20 February 2018

Press Statement: CIVIL SOCIETY PROPOSES ALTERNATIVE, PEOPLE-CENTERED BUDGET 20 February 2018

Press Statement: CIVIL SOCIETY PROPOSES ALTERNATIVE, PEOPLE-CENTERED BUDGET 20 FEBRUARY 2018 PRESS RELEASE CIVIL SOCIETY PROPOSES ALTERNATIVE, PEOPLE-CENTERED BUDGET Broad collective of socio-economic rights organisations offer example of a budget which takes ordinary South Africans seriously. Minister Gigaba will be asked to make hard, but essential budget choices in his first budget speech in Parliament tomorrow. But the Minister’s task will be to allocate funds […]

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