Municipal Money is a web-based tool designed to inform citizens on their local authority’s financial performance using interactive maps, charts, graphs and short videos. It also allows comparisons between municipalities. It is an initiative of National Treasury.
A list of provincial government departments, with links to websites where available, can be found under the Links section.
A list of national government departments, their websites and contact information for their respective ministries are available under About Government on this website.
Government clusters are groupings of government departments with cross-cutting programmes.
Operators at Government call centres and helplines will provide assistance. You can also call the relevant department or state agency. Contact details are accessible on the contact information page.
The Presidential Hotline 17737 should be used when all your attempts to get assistance from a government department, province, municipality or state agency have failed. It is not only a complaints line. You can call to share your views or provide solutions to the challenges in your community.
Parliament makes new laws, changes existing laws and repeals laws that are no longer needed. Laws can be made in different ways.
Information on how laws are made is available on the Parliament website.
South Africa is a constitutional democracy with a three-tier system of government and an independent judiciary. The national, provincial and local levels of government all have legislative and executive authority in their own spheres.
The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, was approved by the Constitutional Court (CC) on 4 December 1996 and took effect on 4 February 1997.
The faces of Government contains photos of the President and Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers as well as Premiers that can enlarged by clicking on the image.
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Photographs of the President, Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers may be obtained from:
Government Communications (GCIS)
Private Bag X745
The State of the Nation Address and National Budget are delivered annually in Parliament, usually in February.
The State of the Nation Address (SoNa) as well as related speeches can be found on the SoNA page.
The National Budget speeches since 1996 as well as the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement delivered in October and links to accompanying documents can be found on the National Budget page.
Speeches and statements by national and provincial government leaders since 2009, as well as some earlier speeches, are available under the Newsroom section of this website.
Use the Search menu on the left of the page to search for a name or other keyword. You can filter the results to show information for a particular date or period.