Projects pertaining to a range of different ministerial department transgressions and issues which require challenging
OUTA’s Government Policy Portfolio was established to address the following core focus areas, whereby we believe our work will improve the performance of Government, its respective departments and its state owned entities in the delivery of service to society:
Core Focus Areas:
To expose and address maladministration and corruption in Public Sector and Private Sectors involved in developing South Africa’s Energy Industry.
To challenge Eskom’s Electricity Price Increases, and thereby Efficiencies of Eskom, costs, etc, where this is deemed to be necessary and based on good research and facts.
To represent society / our supporters on Policy development (in Parliament & other functions) to ensure rationality and best outcomes to society, (e.g. IRP, Nuclear Deal, Gazettes etc).
To give input on Municipal Electricity Regulation.
Engage and provide input to Government / Parliament when requested to do so, within our mandate and capacity.
To further the aims and development of OUTA’s Energy Portfolio through:
Media Statements in response to developments of projects, cases and reaction to matters pertinent to factors impacting on civil society in the energy sector.
Participate in national conferences (Private and Public Sector), where Civil Society input is required.
Position Papers and opinion pieces where necessary
In this portfolio we have undertaken the following projects:
BUDGETARY STRATEGY 2018
OUTA has made a submission to the parliamentary finance committees on the mid-term Budget (MTBPS 2018) and will make further submissions in the run up to Budget 2019.
PETITION TO PARLIAMENT
TAXATION SUBMISSION 2018
The South African tax base is extremely small (estimated at 13% of the overall population) and a situation of over taxation has now been reached. This has the impact of tax flight and a reverse effect in collection rates.