South Africa Government

07/09/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/09/2019 02:17

Minister Gwede Mantashe delivers 2019/20 Mineral Resources and Energy Budget Vote, 11 Jul

The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mr Gwede Mantashe (MP) will table the Department's 2019/20 budget votes on the 10th and 11th of July 2019 in Parliament. The Minister, together with the Deputy Minister, Ms Bavelile Hlongwa will outline the Department's priorities for the 2019/20 financial year.

Budget Votes, which are informed by the State of the Nation Address where the President outlines the broad strategic imperatives of the country, set out departmental priorities for the year ahead, and are an important instrument for the Executive to account to Parliament and the people. Departments are held to account through the Parliamentary process and the robust debate by Members of Parliament on the Budget Vote. This process also helps to ensure that public funds allocated to departments are spent according to government's priorities.

The Minister and the Deputy Minister will table the budget votes as follows:

Vote: Mineral Resources
Date: 10 July 2019
Venue: National Assembly
Time: 10:00

Vote: Energy
Date: 11 July 2019
Venue: Old Assembly
Time: 14:00

Members of the media are invited to attend a media briefing scheduled to take place as follows:

Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
Venue: Imbizo Media Centre, Parliament, Cape Town (with a link up to Tshedimosetso House (GCIS) Pretoria)
Time: 16h30

Kindly confirm your attendance for the media briefing by Tuesday, 9 July 2019 at 16:00, at the following email addresses: [email protected] and [email protected]

For enquiries contact:
Nathi David Shabangu - Media Liaison Officer
Cell: 073 852 1922

Ayanda Shezi - Head of Communications Mineral Resources
Cell: 082 308 1586

Thandiwe Maimane - Head of Communications Energy
Cell: 083 645 7837