Government Budget 70% open

South Africa

What data is expected?

National government budget, that is the planned government expenditure for high-level activities, but not a fine-grained list of expenditure items. Open budget data allows for well-informed publics: showing where money is spent on, how public funds develop over time, and why certain activities are funded.

  • Enacted budget
  • Ongoing revenues / expenditures
  • Disaggregation by department, program, expenditure
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes The data is freely available and one does not need to register to gain access.
Downloadable Yes All the data including budget reports, budget speeches, actual budget data on excel spreadsheets, and various other budget related information are available for direct download via the links of the Department's web site.
Publicly available Yes Annual data-sets on various dimensions of the government budget are available for direct download online.
Openly licenced No There is no explicit open licence or legal framework indicating open use of the data.
Up-to-date Yes The data is quite up to date, with annual data being published every year since 1993.
In an open and machine-readable format CSV, Other, XLS Budget speeches and reports are given as pdf files.
location http://www.treasury.gov.za/documents/National%20Budget/ - The web page gives access to annual folders with substantial budget data on various dimensions.
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps I searched for government budget data for South Africa. I determined that the most relevant hit was that of the Department of National Treasury. Then I explored the website and found the section with budget information.
characteristics Enacted budget, Ongoing revenues / expenditures, Disaggregation by department, program, expenditure The Department of National Treasury avails various dimensions of budget data in various formals, most notably pdf and xls files.
Controlled access Yes
Collector name The Department of National Treasury

Meta data

Data location   http://www.treasury.gov.za/documents/National%20Budget/ - The web page gives access to annual folders with substantial budget data on various dimensions.
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   CSV, Other, XLS
Reviewer   Mbongeni Hlabano
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Thu May 03 2018 09:09:08 GMT+0000 (UTC)