by Peter


by Peter


OUTA prepared a comprehensive submission[1] on Budget 2020 and this was submitted to Parliament to the Standing Committee on Appropriations.


2020 Suppl Budget – OUTA input on Energy – 10 July 2019 EGSA

Due to the complexity and detail of the energy analysis, the Energy Chapter[2] was then compiled as an expanded version of that and submitted with the broader submission.  This was also distributed, including to the National Treasury, ahead of the tabling of the Special Adjustment Budget.

Subsequent to the tabling of the Special Adjustment Budget, OUTA has prepared an additional memorandum which examines the proposed amendments to Vote 34, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE).

[1] 29 May 2020. OUTA. OUTA submission to the Standing Committee on Appropriations (National Assembly). Available online at:

[2] 4 June 2020. OUTA. Submission to the Standing Committee on Appropriations on Appropriation Bill 2020 (Energy Chapter).  Available online at:


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