Open Knowledge

Government Spending 10% open

South Africa

What data is expected?

Records of actual (past) national government spending at a detailed transactional level; A database of contracts awarded or similar will not considered sufficient. This data category refers to detailed ongoing data on actual expenditure. Data submitted in this category should meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Individual record of transactions.
  • Date of the transactions
  • Government office which had the transaction
  • Name of vendor
  • amount of the transaction
  • Update on a monthly basis

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? No
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
  •   Publicly available? No
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


According to the Ministry of Finance: is collecting this data but it appears not to be accessible publically from an official source.

Reviewer comments

This looks correct.

Comparing this to the results of IBP's Open Budget Survey: and the publication of the enacted budgets in aggregated form on - direct copy here: - this information (transactional expenditure) is collected but not published.



  • Tryggvi Björgvinsson


  • Greg Kempe