Budget Analysis

Our Asivikelane partners have made written submissions to the 2021/2022 Municipal Draft Budgets.

Click below to view submissions to the different municipalities

2021-05-12
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Asivikelane Budget Analysis synthesis: How local governments can use their 2021/22 budgets to provide services to informal settlements without breaking the bank

2021-02-16

To help prepare for the tabling of 2021/22 local government budgets, we conducted analyses of the 2020/21 budgets of the Cities of Cape Town, Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, and eThekwini Metro Municipality.

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Asivikelane Budget Analysis 4: The delivery of basic services to the eThekwini metro’s informal settlements: what does the 2020/21 budget say?

2021-01-21

This analysis of the 2020/2021 budget of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality focuses on allocations for basic services in informal settlementsthreat of the virus’s spread is greater than in other areas.

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Asivikelane Budget Analysis 3: Could the city of Ekurhuleni keep on outperforming other metros in the provision of taps and toilets to informal settlements?

2020-07-27

An analysis of the City of Ekurhuleni 2020/21 budget, what is it telling us?

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Asivikelane Budget Analysis 2: The delivery of basic services to the city of Johannesburg’s informal settlements

2020-11-27

What is the City of Johannesburg adopted 2020/21 budget telling us?

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Asivikelane Budget Analysis 1: Why the city of Cape Town could and should budget to spend more on informal settlement taps and toilets in 2020/2021

2020-10-26

As the last six months of Asivikelane data show, large numbers of Cape Town informal settlement residents share communal taps and toilets, and these high-use facilities are not sufficiently maintained. These challenges were highlighted by COVID-19, but they preceded it and will persist and escalate unless the City of Cape Town responds on a much larger scale.

Nothing About Us Without Us: An Informal Settlement Perspective on the 2017/18 Audit Findings for Metropolitan Municipalities

2019-07-01

This note reviews the Auditor General’s findings on local governments for 2017/18 from the perspective of informal settlement residents in metropolitan municipalities.

National Budget 2019: New funding mechanisms for informal settlement upgrading

2019 04 01

The 2019 National Budget introduced new funding mechanisms to channel funding to municipalities for the provision of basic services to and the upgrading of informal settlements.

A Four City Analysis of the Financing of Informal Settlements Upgrading: How Much Does Government Spend on Informal Settlement Upgrading in South Africa? An Analysis of Four Cities’ Budgets

2017-01-01

This brief describes how four South African metropolitan municipalities — Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, the City of Cape Town, the City of Ekurhuleni, and the City of Johannesburg — finance the upgrading of informal settlements.

How Much Money is Allocated to Informal Settlement Upgrading in the City of Cape Town’s Draft Budget for 2017/2018?

2017-04-01

An analysis of the 2017/18 City of Cape Town budget to identify spending on informal settlement settlements.

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How are Upgrades to Informal Settlements Financed in South Africa’s Metropolitan Municipalities?

2017-03-01

Financing the upgrading of informal settlements in South Africa is complex. However, understanding how this process works is very important because it enables civil society and local residents to engage with all three levels of government on the funding of informal settlement upgrading.

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Data Requests On Public Funding Of Basic Education South Africa Comments Recommendations IBP 2017

2017-01-01

This paper has been prepared for the International Budget Partnership (IBP) following discussions on questions that were put forward by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the public basic education space about what budget and expenditure information is available on the public basic (school) education function in South Africa. This document provides responses to specific information requests put forward by different CSOs, indicating where information can be found (where publicly available) or who in government is likely to be able to provide the information. If the information is not available, suggestions are made as to what might be done to improve the collection of expenditure data so that the information would become available in future.

Processes For Financing Public Basic Education In South Africa IBP 2017

2017-01-01

This paper has been prepared for the International Budget Partnership (IBP) following discussions on questions that were put forward by Civil Society Organisations in the public basic education space about what budget and expenditure information is available on the public basic (school) education function in South Africa.

Children And South Africa’s Health Budget 2016

2016-10-01

This brief looks at the impact of South Africa’s 2016/17 health budget on children.

Children And South Africa’s Education Budget 2016

2016-10-01

This brief looks at education budgets. It first presents and describes a set of key indicators. It then describes the structure of provincial budgets and source of funds. This is followed by discussion on budgeting for the foundation years, teachers, teaching and learning support materials, Grade R, and infrastructure

Children And South Africa’s Development Budget 2016

2016-10-01

This brief looks at social developments budgets. It first presents and describes a set of key indicators. It then discusses how much provinces allocate for children’s services, and budgeting for prevention and early intervention services, early child development services, non-profit organizations that deliver children’s services, and child grants.

Children And South Africa’s Budget The Macro Picture 2016

2016-10-01

This brief presents the macro picture of the 2016 government budget and its likely impact on children.

IBP South Africa 2016 Khayelitsha Sanitation Costing Report

2016-04-01

The International Budget Partnership (IBP) and the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) commissioned Cornerstone Economic Research to develop a model to cost sanitation upgrade scenarios for informal settlements in Cape Town.

Citizens Budget Electricity Cape Town 2016

2016-04-01

A graphic presentation of the City’s 2016/17 electricity budget.

IBP South Africa and Code4sa Submission on the results of Vote4thebudget to the National Assembly Standing Committee on Appropriations

2016-03-01

The Vote4thebudget initiative provided an online platform for the public to express their opinion on the 2016/17 national budget.

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South Africa Citizens Adjusted Budget 2014/15

2014-10-01

IBP South Africa and the Budget Monitoring Expenditure Forum published this Citizens’ Adjustment Budget 2014/15 – an easy to use key to unlocking the government’s very technical Adjustments Budget.