Collaboratively building understanding

The Budget Justice Coalition (BJC) aims to collaboratively build people's participation in and understanding of South Africa's budget and planning processes.

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Media Statement: The Budget Justice Coalition calls on Treasury to reverse continued cuts to social spending

With the Medium Term Budget Policy being tabled tomorrow, on 11 November 2021, the Budget Justice Coalition (BJC) remains concerned about the continuation of retrogressive cuts (austerity) to public services, which undermine peoples’ rights and deepens inequality in the country. The budget cuts proposed in Budget 2021 (February), were in fact, indefensible in light of the extreme levels of inequality, poverty and unemployment that South Africa faces. This Medium Term Budget Policy Statement cannot continue with this anti-poor, business as usual approach.

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Submission to Standing Committee on Appropriations


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Budget Justice Coalition Disappointed by Mboweni’s Bleak Budget: The Aloe is just surviving, not thriving!

The 2020 budget proposals risk further harm to the economy by slashing funding for socio-economic development.

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Budget 2022 will reinforce inequality

As Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana delivered his maiden budget speech on 23 February 2022, protesters gathered outside Parliament demanding jobs, basic income, quality public services and wealth taxes as part of an alternative budget.

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BJC Media release: Imali Yesizwe, an alternative Human Rights Budget

22 October 2020

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Opinion pieces

BJC Opinion Pieces

A selection of opinion pieces form the BUdget justice Coalition.

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Who we are

The purpose of the Budget Justice Coalition (BJC) is to collaboratively build people's participation in and understanding of South Africa's budget and planning processes. We do budget advocacy to mobilise the power of the people to ensure that the state advances social, economic and environmental justice that meets people's rights, quality of life and dignity in a developmental, equitable and redistributive way.

The BJC is a voluntary coalition of civil society organisations. The BJC is not a stand-alone organisation, but a coalition of organisations.

The founding member organisations include: the Public Service Accountability Monitor, Section27, Alternative Information and Development Center (AIDC), Equal Education, Equal Education Law Centre, Children’s Institute, Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute, Institute for Economic Justice and the Dullah Omar Institute.

The Steering Committee of the Budget Justice Coalition is currently comprised of representatives from the following organisations:

  • Alternative Information and Development Centre
  • Dullah Omar Institute, Women and Democracy initiative
  • Equal Education
  • Institute for Economic Justice
  • Oxfam South Africa
  • Public Service Accountability Monitor
  • Section 27
  • Corruption watch
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