The Idasa, an African Democracy Institute is an independent public interest organisation committed to promoting sustainable democracy based on active citizenship, democratic institutions, and social justice.
The purpose of the 2012 South African Budget Guide and Dictionary is to provide an accurate description of the South African budget system so as to enhance the ability of stakeholders, such as Members of Parliament and civil society, to participate and hold fiscal authorities to account. Additionally, legislative support staff will be able to utilise this Guide as a reference source in their work.
Our aim remains fundamentally descriptive rather than evaluative. The reader is provided with a clear sense of the relevant concepts, players and processes in the South African budget system.
Please download the Guide and Dictionary above.