General Rules

  • The 2018 Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition closing date is midnight on Thursday 31 May 2018.
  • The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The winners will be announced at the competition banquet in February 2019.
  • 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).
  • 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).
    • Hold permanent resident status in South Africa.
Closing Date :
31 May 2018
Do you have a Query?

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