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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)

Chapter 13 : Finance

General Financial Matters

215. National, provincial and municipal budgets


(1) National, provincial and municipal budgets and budgetary processes must promote transparency, accountability and the effective financial management of the economy, debt and the public sector.


(2) National legislation must prescribe—
(a) the form of national, provincial and municipal budgets;
(b) when national and provincial budgets must be tabled; and
(c) that budgets in each sphere of government must show the sources of revenue and the way in which proposed expenditure will comply with national legislation.


(3) Budgets in each sphere of government must contain—
(a) estimates of revenue and expenditure, differentiating between capital and current expenditure;
(b) proposals for financing any anticipated deficit for the period to which they apply; and
(c) an indication of intentions regarding borrowing and other forms of public liability that will increase public debt during the ensuing year.