South Africa

Public Finance Management Act, 1999

Exemption from Act and regulations

Government Notice 437 of 2020

I, TT Mboweni, hereby in terms of section 92 of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999), exempt institutions to which that Act applies as set out in the Schedule.TT MboweniMinister of Finance

1. Definitions

In this Schedule—"national state of disaster" means the national state of disaster declared under Government Notice No 313 of 15 March 2020 in terms of section 27(1) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002); and"the Act" means the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999), or any regulation made thereunder.


2. Exemption

(1)Subject to subparagraph (2), the relevant functionary or institution is exempted, for the 2019/2020 financial year, from complying with the deadlines in—(a)sections 8(1)(b), 8(5), 19(1)(b), 19(5), 40(1)(c), 40(1)(d), 55(1)(c), 55(1)(d) and 65(2) of the Act;(b)a regulation made or instruction issued in terms of section 76 of the Act which is associated with the provisions referred to in paragraph (a).
(2)The relevant functionary or institution must comply with a provision referred to in subparagraph (1) within one month after the deadline in the applicable provision.
(3)If the lock-down regarding the movement of persons and goods as a result of the national state of disaster is extended, the relevant functionary or institution must comply with a provision referred to in subparagraph (1) within two months after the deadline in the applicable provision.

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