COMPETITION ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED

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The Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition is celebrating its 50th year anniversary. The competition has become a major catalyst for many of the students who have entered it over the years, propelling them to meaningful careers in both the private and public sector. The sponsors have been privileged of hosting some of the brightest young bidding economists in the country, people who have gone on to significant positions both in South Africa and abroad. 

 

Competition Objectives

To grow economic excellence in South Africa by:

  • Promoting the principles of sustainable economic development.
  • Developing future leaders in the field of economics, with a focus on young black university students.
  • Making young South Africans excited about economics as a subject and career path.
  • Providing the students with an opportunity to establish contact with key players in the facial world.
  • Making the competition part of the National Budget institution.

View the 2020 finalists

The wait is over! The finalists of the 2020 Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition have been announced.

Undergraduates

Finalist
Arefa Seleho
Finalist
Mr Zola Bradley Thamaga
2nd Runner Up
Ms Suvira Singh
Mr Ndivhuwo Malange
Finalist
Mr Mahfouz Raffee
Finalist
Ms Lee-Anne Andanje
Finalist
Mr John Hanssen
Finalist
Mr Dicend Chiseko
1st Runner Up
Mr Adrian Joseph

Postgraduates

Felicia Mashimbye
Finalist
Ms Lebo Siboyi
Finalist
Ms Sumaiya Sidat
Finalist
Ms Yasmin Meerholz
Finalist
Ms Claire McCann
2nd Runner Up
Mr Luyanda Matomane
1st Runner Up
Mr Stanley Mabuka
Finalist
Mr Luke Lindokuhle
Finalist
Mr Lehlonololo Domela

A WORD FROM OUR PAST WINNERS

2019 Winner
Yashvir Algu
Alumni

I find that the Budget Speech Competition has great value for aspiring economic students. Not only are the topics economically relevant, but the Budget Speech Competition events in Cape Town gave students an opportunity to meet and talk to some of the most influential policy makers in South Africa.

1972 Winner
Deon Burger
Campus Convenor for UNISA
It was a great honour and brought back memories when in later years I could resume a role in this competition, that has evolved so much over the years, as the campus convenor for Unisa.