Beyond Leadership, the Future is NOW!

Abdul Malick Ally(CEO)

Moegsien Harris

Strategic advisor to the CEO

 

 The phrase ‘Public Finance Management’ for example, ‘Corporate Governance’ is like any other phrases that suggests that something about corporate, personal and government greed are playing havoc in the leadership and management in our social, political, economic and business environments.

This is reality as we are the innocent stakeholders that desire for impeccable trusted leaders and managers to take charge of positions in a highly competitive global market that serve the overall civil society who need to place confidence in how secured and successful we are as a nation or nations in building true economic justice in spite of an unequal capitalist system.

This Public Finance Management Seminar will give insight to the structures and functions of all tiers of government, and the expected running and operating of sound budgeting, cost drivers, cost of production, population growth and supply and demand factors.

Who must attend the 6 Day Seminar:

  • Graduate interns and the Youth in key positions of public finance
  • Women Empowerment
  • Labour representatives and labour unions
  • Government political representatives including public entities of state
  • Senior government officials
  • Mayors and members of mayoral committees and city & town councillors
  • Corporate & business sector representatives
  • Non Profit Organisations and Civil Society organisations

 

 Day 1 

08.15 – 08.50 Registration / Teas & Coffees

08.50 – 09.00 Welcome & house rules

09.00 – 09.30 Keynote address ‘Setting the Scene’

09.30 – 10.15 Structures and functions of government

10.15 – 10.30 Teas / Coffee break

10.30 – 11.00 Group discussions

11.00 – 11.30 Structural boundaries of government – National & Provincial Governments

11.30 – 12.00 National Parliament

12.00 – 12.30 Provincial Legislatures

12.30 – 12.50 National Council of Provinces (NCOP)

12.50 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 15.05 Various Parliamentary Committees

  • Scrutinise laws and make recommendations
  • Finance Committee
  • Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA)
  • Portfolio Committees

15.05 – 15.25 Tea / Coffee break

15.25 – 15.55 Legislative branch – National Council of Provinces (NCOP)

Composition and special role of the NCOP

  • NCOP represents the interests of the 9 Provinces
  • NCOP must agree to approve or disapprove Bills that have financial implications for the Provinces
  • Relevant Members of Executive Committees (MEC’s) can engage with national executive through MinMecs.

15.55 – 16.15 Class discussion

16.15 Closure Day 1

Day 2

08.15 – 08.45 Tea / Coffee

08.45 – 09.15 Authority of legislative branch

  • National government – Parliament
  • Provincial governments (9 Provinces) – Legislatures
  • Local governments – Municipal Councils

09.15 – 10.15 In-depth understanding of law making powers in Chapters 4 and 5 of the National Constitution

10.15 – 10.30 Tea / Coffee break

10.30 -10.45 Money Bills – s. 77 of the Constitution

10.45 – 11.00 Composition of Executive Branches

  • Political and Administrative wing – *Political headed by President – Cabinet
  • Provincial legislature – Political and Administrative wings
  • Political headed by Premier and EXCO
  • Appointment of Ministers and MEC’s
  • Administrative wings comprise – Departments, public entities, business enterprises

11.00 – 12.00 Executive authority

  • National government – President has authority s. 85
  • Provinces – Premier has authority s. 125

12.00 – 12.30 * Government functions or processes and co-ordination

  • Examples of government functions s. 85 (2c) of Constitution
  • Extent of public entities bound by budgetary processes
  • Executive authority report on activities of public entities to Parliament

12.30 – 13.00 Judicial Branch and Composition

Constitutional Court

  • Highest Court of the land
  • Deals with Constitutional matters
  • Decisions of the Court are binding on all state organs
  • Dispute over functions must be heard in the Constitutional Court

High Courts

  • Require to develop common law in line with the Constitution and Bill of Rights
  • Have the power to declare any law invalid if inconsistent with the Constitution
  • Deals with disputes on constitutional powers of organs of state

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 14.30 Judicial authority vested in the courts – s. 185 of the Constitution

14.30 – 15.15 Powers of the Constitutional Court

* Apply laws independently and impartially – s. 165 (2)

* Decide on Constitutional matters e.g. Interpretation, protection and enforcement of the Constitution – s. 167 (7)

* Take final decisions on Constitutional matters and matters connected with a decision on Constitutional matters – s. 176 (3c)

15.15 – 15.30 Tea / Coffee break

15.30 – 15.50 Discuss socio-economic rights as Constitutional matters

15.50 – 16.15 Discuss mechanisms that the judicial, executive and legislative branches of government affect the composition and size of budget?

16.15 Closure Day 2        

  

Day 3

08.15 – 08.45 Tea / Coffee     (Sign attendance register)

08.45 – 09.15 Government responsibilities – Bill of Rights

09.15 – 09.45 Principles of Cooperative governance

09.45 – 10.15 * Legislative authority * Executive authority

10.15 – 11.15 Implications of national government and provincial government

 

  • to assign to a municipality conditions of administration of local government matters
  • Municipalities right to exercise power
  • Measures to be put in place by other spheres of government
  • Unfunded mandates
  • Public service regulations
  • Treasury regulations
  • Transfer of Functions and related processes

 

11.15 – 12.00 Functions under Part A of schedules 4 and 5 can be assigned to local govt.

12.00 – 13.00 Interventions by National government and Provincial government

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 14.30 Implications of interventions and Executive obligations

14.30 – 15.00 Conflicts over functions and Dispute Resolution processes

15.00 – 15.30 Tea / Coffee break

15.30 – 16.15 Revenue raising powers, overview and introduction

  • Taxation powers
  • Borrowing powers
  • Grants and transfers

16.15 Closure Day 3              

Day 4

08.15 – 08.45 Tea / Coffee

08.45 – 09.15 Provinces – Taxation powers

Day 4 continue

09.15 – 09.45 Municipalities – Taxation powers

09.45 – 10.15 National government – Taxation powers

10.15 – 10.30 Tea / Coffee break

10.30 – 11.15 Implication of legislation for National and Provincial governments / legislatures and what taxes Municipalities may impose

11.15 – 12.00 Constitutional assignments of revenue

  • Municipalities
  • Provinces
  • National government

12.00 – 12.45 Divisions of revenue

12.45 – 13.00 Implications of legislation s. 227 of the Constitution

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 14.45 Borrowings and powers

14.45 – 15.15 Implications of legislation – borrowings and powers

15.15 – 15.30 Tea / Coffee break

15.30 – 16.15 Strategic Planning

Closure Day 4                           

Day 5

08.15 – 08.45 Tea / Coffee

08.45 – 10.15 Budgeting

10.15 – 10.30 Tea / Coffee break

10.30 – 11.00 Budgeting – continue

11.00 – 13.00 Financial Management

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 15.15 Financial Management continue

15.15 – 15.30 Tea / Coffee break

15.30 – 16.15 Report requirements

Closure Day 5

Day 6

08.15 – 08.45 Tea / Coffee

08.45 – 09.30 Contents of Financial Statements

09.30 – 10.15 Contents of Annual Reports

10.15 – 10.30 Tea / Coffee break

10.30 – 13.00 Basic Budgeting

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 15.15 Functions of Budgeting continue

15.15 – 15.30 Tea / Coffee break

15.30 – 16.15 Zero-Based Budgeting

16.15    Presentation of Certificates of attendance

17.00 Closure of 6 Day Public Finance Management Seminar

Beyond Leadership, the Future is NOW!

Costing Structure for groups (minimum 15 persons)

Public Finance 6 Days Seminar

It must be noted that the 6 Days Public Finance Seminar can be divided into two 3 Days Seminars. The first 3 Days deal with the responsibilities in terms of the National Constitution and Acts of Parliament and related Regulations, and the second 3 Days deal with the responsibilities and accountabilities in terms of Public Finance.

Who should attend the full 6 days seminar or the two x 3 days seminars:

  • Senior public employees
  • Graduates and interns
  • Women Empowerment
  • Government (all tiers) political and senior employees decision-makers
  • Labour representatives
  • Civil society

Cost for 6 days seminar

Cost per person (minimum 12 persons attending)         R 6 500 excl. VAT

Cost for 2 sessions divided into 3 days seminars           R 6 500 excl. VAT

The above costs include

  • Attendance of the full 6 days seminar
  • All learning material including notepad pen and personal folder
  • Certificate of attendance (per the signed register that will be available daily)

The above does not include

  • Venue
  • Meals
  • Travel and airfares
  • Accommodation
  • Technology, printing, data projectors, etc.
  • Petties
  • All costs are ex Cape Town

Client to arrange and pay for the above items

 

Terms and conditions

  • 50% down payment on confirmation of acceptance with signed order
  • A 30% of fee of the total cost of order will be liable on the client to defray any expenses and loss of income due to postponement and / or cancellation based on written instructions received from client prior to 14 days of the first date on which the seminar have to take place.
  • A 50% penalty will be applied on the client if postponement and / or cancellation is given by the client in writing within the two weeks before the first day of the seminar taking place.