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Performance and Expenditure Reviews

Explore Performance and Expenditure Reviews for more than twenty spending areas on Performance and Expenditure Reviews involve the close scrutiny of both expenditure and programme performance data, and are widely used internationally for quantifying, assessing and improving the cost effectiveness of public policy and the cost-effectiveness of public spending.

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All the datasets and resources on are available through the vulekamali API, built on the open source CKAN platform. For instance, using the API, you can download the Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) and Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) datasets as Excel Pivot Tables.

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September is Public Service Month and we’re asking users to contribute service delivery datasets and research to Help vulekamali support budget advocacy and budget education in South Africa by sharing your research with vulekamali users. It’s quick and easy to sign up and contribute your data.

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The budget process - what’s happening in September?

What are Treasury, Departments and Parliament busy with?

  • National Treasury holds technical structures hearings, where function groups present their recommendations.

  • The Ministers' Committee on the Budget Technical Committee (MTEC) deliberations culminate in it tabling recommendations to political executive structures, including the Ministers' Committee on the Budget (MINCOMBUD), the Budget Council and the Budget Forum. (August & September)

  • The Ministers' Committee on the Budget (MINCOMBUD) finalises its recommendations to Cabinet on the fiscal framework, key national government spending priorities, division of revenue (DoR) and the substantial adjustments to conditional grants to be tabled in the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS). (August & September)

  • Departments engage with technical and political structures on the budget as per the adopted budget strategy and budget process. (August & September)

  • Parliament decides on the priorities for the fourth term. (August & September)

How can I participate?

  • Engage government departments on their budgets.


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