Chapter 13


Chapter 13 contains provisions to: 

  • regulate financial management in the national government and provincial governments; 
  • to ensure that all revenue, expenditure, assets and liabilities of those governments are managed efficiently and effectively; and
  • to provide for the responsibilities of persons entrusted with financial management in those governments.

This chapter gives emphasis to the need for transparency, accountability and the effective financial management of the economy.  Provinces and local authorities are to be funded out of national revenues, but the provinces can also impose certain taxes and levies, and municipalities can charge rates on property and fees for services.


Audio Visual

President Mandela gives his State of the Nation address in Parliament. Mandela ends his address with the words, “Let us all get down to work”.

“We must construct that people-centred society of freedom in such a manner that it guarantees the political and the human rights of all our citizens.”– President Mandela, extract from State of the Nation Address, 24 May 1994

President Nelson Mandela announces his cabinet. It includes members of the African National Congress, National Party and Inkatha Freedom Party.

“There was pride in serving in the first democratic government in South Africa, and then the additional pride of serving under the iconic leadership of Nelson Mandela … [He] represented the hopes of not just our country, but of oppressed, marginalised and the poor in the world.”– Jay Naidoo, then Minister of RDP housing
“We place our vision of a new constitutional order for South Africa on the table not as conquerors, prescribing to the conquered. We speak as fellow citizens to heal the wounds of the past with the intent of constructing a new order based on justice for all.”– President Nelson Mandela, 10 May 1994