Closing date

13 June 2014

We’re looking for

bright, young, economic minds.

This is an annual initiative through which Nedbank and Old Mutual seek to nurture and invest in the next generation of economists, decision-makers and thinkers. Generous cash prizes are awarded for the three top essays in
the postgraduate and undergraduate

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The Questions

2014 Postgraduate & Undergraduate essay questions.


An idea could change the course of South African economic history, so we offer generous cash prizes.


Finalists, Top 20, Winners and their essays,
Interviews with winners & much more.

Our History

Launched in 1972, this year sees the competition celebrate its 43rd year. Whilst the format of the event has evolved over the last four decades to keep up with the changing times, judges have continued to select essays written by some of the top economic minds our country has produced.


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

Email :
Tel : 082 457 0819

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