General Rules

  • The 2019 Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition closing date is midnight on Tuesday 25 June 2019.
  • The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The winners will be announced at the competition banquet in February 2020.
  • Once submitted, copyright of the essays vests with the sponsors.
  • Only online entries will be accepted.

Who May Enter?

  • The following students are eligible to enter :
    • Full-time or part-time students.
    • Postgraduate or undergraduate students.
    • Students registered for an economics course at any recognised South African institution for higher learning (including the Military Academy and the Universities of Technology).
    • Category winners from previous years are not eligible to re-enter their category in subsequent years;
    • However, undergraduate category winners may enter the post-graduate category when eligible.
  • Nedbank and Old Mutual staff, their agents and families are not eligible to enter.
  • Entrants may enter each category more than once during their university careers.
  • In the postgraduate category only Honours or first-time Master’s students may enter.
  • Entrants must:
    • Be South African citizens or citizens of any of the SADC countries (Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia or Zimbabwe) OR hold permanent resident status in South Africa.
Closing Date :
25 June 2019
Do you have a Query?

For queries about the competition, please contact the Budget Speech Competition administrator.