Projects pertaining to a range of different ministerial department transgressions and issues which require challenging
OUTA’s Public Governance Portfolio was established to focus on challenging unfair government policy across a range of ministerial departments.
In this portfolio we have undertaken the following projects:
OVERSIGHT OF PARLIAMENT
OUTA reports find that Parliament failed to defend South Africa against state capture and looting. OUTA has submitted information on this to the State Capture Commission and to Parliament, and is considering legal action to oblige Parliament to act against flagrant abuses of power and funds.
ELECTORAL REFORM: FROM CONCOURT TO PARLIAMENT
We started in the Constitutional Court in July 2019 and, by 2022, OUTA was making submissions to Parliament on the resulting Electoral Amendment Bill.
TIPS FOR MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
PETITION TO PARLIAMENT
CARBON TAX CAMPAIGN
Recent announcements indicated that the Department of Treasury will implement another tax, called Carbon Tax, early in 2017.
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.