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President Ramaphosa Signs 2021 Appropriation Act

July 13, 2021

The Presidency

The 2021 Appropriation Act has been republished in Government Gazette 44835.

The act was first published in Gazette 44774 on 28 June 2021.

The Appropriation Bill was tabled during Budget 2021.

The Appropriation Act aims to:

• appropriate money from the National Revenue Fund for the requirements of the State for the 2021/22 financial year;
• prescribe conditions for the spending of funds withdrawn for the 2022/23 financial year before the commencement of the Appropriation Act for the 2022/23 financial year; and
• provide for matters incidental thereto.

Meanwhile, the South African Revenue Service has published amendments to Customs and Excise Act Schedules:

• Gazette 44820 – Notice 596 – Amendment to Part 6 of Schedule No. 1, by the removal of the Statistical unit column ensure that there is no duplication of the statistical unit in Part 6 of Schedule No. 1 as the statistical unit in Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 will be utilised for declaration processing – in effect from 1 August 2021;
• Notice 597 – Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 2, by the deletion of anti-dumping items 204.05/2004.10.2/01.07; 204.05/2004.10.2/02.07; 204.05/2004.10.2/03.07; 204.05/2004.10.2/04.07; 204.05/2004.10.2/05.07; and 204.05/2004.10.2/06.07 in order to terminate the anti-dumping duties on frozen potato chips originating in or imported from Belgium and the Netherlands – ITAC Report 657 – retrospective effect from 26 January 2021;
• Notice 598 – Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the substitution of notes 9 and 10 in Chapter 99 in order to include the use of the consolidated tariff subheadings to be used for other rebate items that allow for duty relief on personal and household effects – in effect 9 July 2021.

In Gazette 44822, national treasury published the allocations per municipality for each Schedule 3; 4, Part B; 5, Part B; 6, Part B; and 7, Part B conditional grants to local government and Schedule 6, Part A conditional grants to provinces, and the provincial and local government frameworks for each Schedule 4, 5, 6, and 7 conditional grant in terms of the 2021 Division of Revenue Act.