The Cape Town Budget Project aims to make the City of Cape Town’s budget more accessible and understandable to citizens. It is focused on the Capital Budget – money being spent on infrastructure and large projects like water and sanitation. This website is a collaboration between Ndifuna Ukwazi, Code for South Africa, The International Budget Partnership and Hannah Williams as a former School of Data fellow.
The Operating Budget: for the day to day running expenses of the city, such as general expenses, salaries & wages, repairs & maintenance.
The Capital Budget for building infrastructure and large projects for water, sanitation, electricity, solid waste, housing, transport, roads and stormwater projects.
Multiward projects: no detail is provided for these projects, but we’re working on finding out exactly where they are being implemented and what areas benefit.
Corporate Infrastructure: money for projects for city administration like purchase of office furniture, computers or vehicles.
Ward-specific Projects: capital projects specifically implemented in a ward or sub-council. These projects are included on the map below.
The map below shows how the ward specific project budget is distributed across Cape Town, so note that this only shows 37% of the total capital budget.
In the budget released by the city about R48 Million is specified as sub-council projects. We have taken these projects and split them into their relevant wards to include them on the map. A sub-council is group of wards.
USING THE MAP
|Project||Total Budget||Department||Ward||Project ID|
|1 IRT: Ph 2A Wetton-Lansdowne Corridor||R1,2 BILLION||Transport, Infrastructure||Multi-Ward||C13.10101|
|2 Dark Fibre Broadband Infrastructure||R543 MILLION||Corporate Services, Information Systems & Technology||Corporate Infrastructure||C10.16621|
|3 Zandvliet WWTW-Extension||R493 MILLION||Utility Services, Water & Sanitation||109||C10.86033-F3|
|4 IRT: Fare Collection||R267 MILLION||Transport, Contract Operations||Multi-Ward||C11.10124-F4|
|5 Construction of new Head Office||R209 MILLION||Utility Services, Water & Sanitation||Multi-Ward||C12.86074|
|6 Roads & Stormwater Rehabilitation||R200 MILLION||Transport, Infrastructure||Multi-Ward||CPX.0002943|
|7 Meter Replacement Programme||R190 MILLION||Utility Services, Water & Sanitation||Multi-Ward||CPX.0001938-F1|
|8 Roads & Stormwater Rehabilitation||R186 MILLION||Transport, Infrastructure||Multi-Ward||CPX.0002315|
|9 Borchards Quarry WWTW||R186 MILLION||Transport, Infrastructure||Multi-Ward||CPX.0002315|
|10 Meter Replacement Programme||R175 MILLION||Utility Services, Water & Sanitation||Multi-Ward||C16.86030-F11|