bright, young, economic minds.

We have just announced the 2015 Competition Semi-Finalists... click here to see who they are:

View 2015 Semi- Finalists

Entries for the 2015 competition have closed.

The Questions

2015 Postgraduate & Undergraduate essay questions.


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

2014 Winners

See all the finalists and who took top honours in the 2014 competition.

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 : info@budgetspeechcompetition.co.za
Tel : 082 457 0819

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