Government Budget 78% open

South Africa

What data is expected?

National government budget at a high level, that is the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. 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. We recommend that you consult our methodology section for more information.

  • Budget per government department
  • Budget per sub-department
  • Descriptions for budget sections

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3

Data format


Data Location

  • - Republic of South Africa National Treasury
  • - Link to excel file
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format XLS
    findable 4
    findable_steps By prior knowledge I knew where the data was held, so I googled government budget South Africa and found the results I needed in the first search page.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 3
    collector_name Republic of South Africa National Treasury
    characteristics Budget per government department, Budget per sub-department, Descriptions for budget sections
    location - Republic of South Africa National Treasury, - Link to excel file


    This is an amend to Tricia Govindasamy

    Reviewer comments

    The website of the treasury does not have a license and it is not open.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Mor Rubinstein
    Submitters   Mor Rubinstein
    Last modified   Mon Apr 03 2017 17:06:46 GMT+0000 (UTC)