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Finding budgets on is easier than ever

During the month of May big improvements have been rolled out to the search functionality on You are now able to easily find contributed data, national and provincial department budgets through an interactive search interface. Start searching right now by typing your phrase into the 'Search vulekamali' box at the top of the website.

Explore the new search feature

Add your budget information to

Join organisations such as SPII, PSAM and the Centre for Child Law by contributing your budget information to The vulekamali website is an exciting opportunity for members of the public, CSOs, academia and business to contribute their own budget information and analysis to the website, for all to see. Send us your information and analysis and help to promote meaningful engagement with budget information to foster public participation in the budget process.

Contribute your budget data and analysis

The budget process - what’s happening in June?

What are Treasuries, Departments, Parliament and Provincial Legislatures busy with?

  • National Treasury compiles departmental budget submissions and engage with departments to assist with submissions. Function groups hold discussions and begin formulating recommendations to budget technical structures, including the Ministers' Committee on the Budget Technical Committee (MTEC) and the Technical Committee on Finance (TCF).
  • Departments engage with analysts on departmental budgets and the drafting of budget submissions.
  • Parliament decides on priorities for the third Parliamentary term.
  • Parliament conducts oversight visits, study tours and special projects.
  • Parliament holds the "Youth Parliament".

How can you participate?

  • Lobby parliament, parliamentary committees and MPs for specific oversight visits.
  • Participate in parliamentary oversight visits.
  • Participate in youth parliaments.
  • Engage government departments on the likely content of their budget submissions.
Learn about ways to participate

The Budget Process

Interested in finding out how the South African budget process works? The latest vulekamali video explains the budget process, how it relates to our constitution and the role that it plays in a modern day democracy.
Watch the video on the budget process

June Budget Quiz

Who has the responsibility of preparing a national appropriation bill?

Department of Justice
National Treasury
Provincial Legislature
I’m not sure

In our May Newsflash we asked you what phase of the budget cycle you’re most interested in. The majority of participants indicated that they are interested in execution and delivery. In second place, a large number of participants indicated that they are interested in the preparation phase.
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