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Name: Paul Joseph Douglas
Student Number: 217015131
Subject: Public Procurement Management
Topic: Assignment
Lecturer: A. Whitaker
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Content PageCover page …….…………………………………………………………………………………….. PAGE 1
TOC o “1-3” h z u Plagiarism DeclarationPAGE PAGEREF _Toc527060276 h 2Content PagePAGE PAGEREF _Toc527060277 h 3IntroductionPAGE PAGEREF _Toc527060278 h 4The role of the ConstitutionPAGE PAGEREF _Toc527060279 h 5Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999PAGE PAGEREF _Toc527060280 h 6 – Objectives
Role of the National Treasury in South Africa ……………….……………………… PAGE 7
Conclusion …………………………………………………..……..……………………………….. PAGE 8
References ……………………………………………………………………………………..……. PAGE 9

IntroductionI am going to discuss how the Public Procurement Management is related to the several legislations which is the Constitution, Public Finance Management Act and Treasury. Public Procurement Management is the functions and procedures of government and the goods and services which are needed to accomplish their set date in the delivery of services and facilities to the broad public. I will list and discuss the various regulations, procedures and guidelines that are to be followed in these legislations. South African Constitution is very straight forward, and because of this it helps keep the rules and regulations very clear and any abuse of power will be identified and dealt with. I believe that regulations and procedures in each country has been influenced by one another creating a unique system for their country specifically. And the procurement process in each country still follows their own, yet similar regulations and procedures when providing goods and services to the public.
The role of the ConstitutionThe South African Constitution is the highest law in our land. The Constitution is a body of rules and principals that directs and gives guidance to the law and order in South Africa. It defines South African citizens their basic rights and duties, and also keep those who are in power in check as well. The Constitution is so powerful that no other law may conflict with it, and no government may do anything that violates it. This simply means that any law that violates the Constitution, or any conduct that conflicts with it can be faced and struck down by the courts. The Constitution has been formed between the years of May 1994 and October 1996. Other countries in the world has also played their role in the development of the South African constitution. It was created and formed amongst the influences of other countries, and because of those various contributions towards the constitution it has made much more powerful in terms of law and order in our country.
The main function of the Constitution, is that it protects the democracy by separating state power into three arms, which is the legislature which makes the laws and monitors the executive, the executive makes policy, proposes laws and implements laws passed by the legislature and lastly the judiciary which tries cases and administers justice, and these three arms are the separation of powers by the Constitution.

Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999According to the Public Finance Management Act No. 1 Of 1999, it is defined as ‘to regulate financial management in the national government and provincial governments; to ensure that all revenue, expenditure, assets and liabilities of those governments are managed efficiently and effectively; to provide for the responsibilities of persons entrusted with financial management in those governments; and to provide for matters connected therewith’. The Public Finance Management Act forms the duties and responsibilities of government officials who are in control of the finances. This Act core purpose is to secure the transparency, accountability and sound financial management in government and public institutions. The Public Financial Management Act is one of the many significant parts and sections of the legislation which was approved and passed by the first democratic government in South Africa.
Objectives
The objectives of this Act is to improve the system of financial management in the public sector, empower public sector managers to manage and also be seized more liable, and to safeguard timely the delivery of quality information, and remove the waste and corruption in the use of public resources and assets. The Act supports the objective of good financial management functions and roles in order to get the most out of service delivery through the effective and efficient use of the limited resources.
Role of the National Treasury in South Africa
South Africa’s National Treasury does manage the national economic policy, and is responsible for managing our country’s government finances and putting into preparation for the annual national budget. The role of the national treasury is described by the Constitution and in the Public Finance Management Act. According to General Procurement Guidelines, 3 September 2010 ‘Proper and successful government procurement rests upon certain core principles of behaviour, the Five Pillars of Procurement. The Five Pillars of procurement are described as the Five Pillars because if any of them are broken in a logical sense the procurement system will sort to fail and not run smoothly. The Five Pillars are, Value for Money, Open and Effective Competition, Ethics and Fair Dealing, Accountability and Reporting, Equity’.
The National Treasury has an essential role in the management of government expenditure, setting financial management morals and standards for state departments, monitoring their performance and reporting any deviations to the Auditor-General.
Conclusion
To conclude my discussion, the Public Procurement Management is strengthened and formed by these several legislations that I have mentioned, because it links up with the roles and responsibilities. The processes and functions of the Constitution guides the procurement process in ways of ensuring that the rules and regulations are followed. This ensures that every procedure is pursued the right way and also efficiently and effectively. The Constitution holds structure for procurement management. The Public Finance Management Act, 1999 controls and orders the procedures to be followed when managing government finances at the National and Provincial level in government.

References
A history of the South African Constitution 1910-1996, SA History,https://www.sahistory.org.za/article/history-south-african-constitution-1910-1996Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.

Implementation of the Public Finance Management Act, 12 September 2000, Parliamentary Monitoring Group,https://pmg.org.za/committee-meeting/142/Karis, T. & Carter, G.M., (1977). From Protest to Challenge – a documentary history of African politics in South Africa 1882-1964, Vol. 3, Challenge and Violence 1953-1964, Stanford, California: Hoover Institute Press.

South Africa’s National Treasury, 06 July 2017, Brand South Africa, https://www.brandsouthafrica.com/investments-immigration/business/economy/policies/south-africas-national-treasuryWhat’s the definition of a constitution, 2018, Constitutional Court of South Africa,
https://www.concourt.org.za/index.php/constitution/what-is-a-constitution