2022/23 Budget Speech: Reaction by Assembly of the Unemployed & the cry of the Xcluded

Budget 2022/3: Tell no lies, claim no easy victories

“Accordingly, we have decided to keep money in the pockets of South Africans. “ – Minister Enoch Godongwana

This is an ideologically driven budget, which assumes that the way out of the country’s economic and social crisis is through creating the ...

The Week Ahead: #Budget2022 in the spotlight

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s maiden Budget Speech on Wednesday, 23 February will dominate headlines this week.

The Budget presents an overall synopsis of the state of the country’s finances, amendments to tax, distribution of revenue across spheres of government and distribution of expenditure across national departments. It serves as a ...

2021 Provincial Budget Speeches

The spotlight is now focused on the provinces, as they highlight how their provincial budgets will be spread out across the different government department and programmes. The infographic below provides a useful calendar of the different Provincial Budget Speeches due to take place in the month of March.

*Please note ...

The Week Ahead: Budget 2021 & COVID-19 debates

week ahead budget 2021

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's budget speech on Wednesday will dominate headlines this week.

The Minister has a tough job to do as he seeks to address significant social challenges, satisfy public pressure and reassure investors and ratings agencies.

The Budget is an annual plan for what government wants to achieve ...

The Week Ahead: Parliament’s budget vote in the spotlight

The Legislature's budget vote, scheduled for Thursday, is the main plenary event this week. In their speeches, the presiding officers will underscore the role of Parliament in our democracy, talk about the challenges facing the institution, highlight a few successes, outline the allocation for each programme and give some detail ...

OPINION: The election machinery picks up steam

By Judith February

Disclaimer: a full stadium does not necessarily translate into votes. This past weekend the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) put on what can only be described as a very impressive show. First to launch its manifesto was the ANC, followed by the DA. The latter fared ...

The Week Ahead: Quiet Week Ahead

There's a distinct lull in Parliament this week, as the legislature makes the most of the mid-week public holiday. Most committees have postponed their activities and only one day has been set aside for parliamentary business.

It’s the second of week of budget debates and 3 Ministers - Public Enterprises, ...

Budget 2016: How will it be spent?

The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan delivered the 2016 Budget Speech on Thursday 24 February. The speech focused on decreasing government expenditure, raising tax revenues and preventing a ratings downgrade. The Minister announced a cut in the expenditure ceiling by R10 billion but there is an increase in spending in ...

Vote for the Budget - use this online tool


Tell Parliament your opinion on the five biggest increases and five biggest cuts in Budget 2016/17.

This will be sent directly to the Standing Committee on Appropriations – the parliamentary committee that can recommend changes to the budget.

Use this online tool at http://vote4thebudget.org


The International Budget Partnership (IBP) and ...

Parliament and the Budget

Each year Parliament authorises taxes and public expenditure which provides the Government with the money it needs to deliver its policies and run vital services in areas such as Health, Education and Defence. The Budget allocates money between the three spheres of government (national, provincial, local) based on revenue collected. ...