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National Treasury

The role of the National Treasury

The National Treasury is responsible for managing South Africa's national government finances. Supporting efficient and sustainable public financial management is fundamental to the promotion of economic development, good governance, social progress and a rising standard of living for all South Africans. The Constitution of the Republic (Chapter 13) mandates the National Treasury to ensure transparency, accountability and sound financial controls in the management of public finances.

The National Treasury's legislative mandate is also described in the Public Finance Management Act (Chapter 2). The National Treasury is mandated to promote government's fiscal policy framework; to coordinate macro-economic policy and intergovernmental financial relations; to manage the budget preparation process; to facilitate the Division of Revenue Act, which provides for an equitable distribution of nationally raised revenue between national, provincial and local government; and to monitor the implementation of provincial budgets.

Over the next 10 years National Treasury priorities include increasing investment in infrastructure and industrial capital; improving education and skills development to raise productivity; improving the regulation of markets and public entities; and fighting poverty and inequality through efficient public service delivery, expanded employment levels, income support and empowerment.

National, provincial and local government bodies support many private businesses by awarding contracts for everything from stationery supply to road building. To win a government contract, you will need to submit a bid in response to a tender. First, you will need to find out what tenders are currently open, or being advertised. Most of this information is available online on the National Treasury Website.

Contract Management

Contract Management, which is under the Supply Chain Management Office, is responsible for the facilitation and management of transversal term contract on behalf of Government. The Office also ensures the alignment of Government Supply Chain Management practices are aligned with the requirements of the Public Finance Management Act (1 of 1999). We also render strategic advise and direction to provincial and other government institutions on the facilitation of their relevant periodic term contracts.

Government Tenders Online

For information on national government tenders download the weekly Tender Bulletin from National Treasury Website. This contains details of all tenders including closing dates, who to contact with queries and where to submit applications. Visit the Graduate Recruitment section of the National Treasury Website for Graduate Recruitment Information and the Careers section for Vacancies.

Your future begins here ! Join the National Treasury Graduate Development Programme

The National Treasury is committed to youth and skills development in South Africa. We provide graduates an opportunity to gain meaningful workplace experience to complement their studies. Our Graduate Development Programme is directed at those who have or are in the process of completing their studies. Graduate recruits will be part of a supportive environment allowing for continuous development. National Treasury Graduate Development Programme (NTGDP) consists of two programmes: the Internship programme, and the Chartered Accountant Academy (CAA) - previously known as the Training Outside of Public Practice Programme (TOPP).

Internship Program

Our 24 month internship programme offers trainees the opportunity to enhance their skills in the following areas:

  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Procurement/ Supply Chain Management
  • Corporate governance
  • Econometrics
  • Statistics/Mathematics
  • Human Resources Management
  • Communications
  • Finance (financial markets, pricing of securities, corporate finance, investment and risk management)
  • Public Finance
  • Social policy / Labour economics / Development economics
  • Public policy
  • Computer Science/Information Systems

All interns undergo a number of in-house learning interventions to prepare them for the transition into the world of work, giving them the skills to become competent and credible employees.

Chartered Accountant Acadamy

The CAA provides an avenue for prospective Chartered Accountants to receive training without going through an audit firm. This type of training has been a feature in the private sector for some time, but has only recently been adopted by the public sector. National Treasury was the first government department to introduce such a programme, previously called the TOPP or Training Outside of Public Practice Programme. This programme will not only reinforce your academic education, but will also help develop business acumen, professional and ethical values. The programme will contribute significantly to the National Treasury's ability to attract and retain key finance and accounting professionals within the department and the broader public sector as a whole. Only 10 graduates a year get selected into the programme.


Interns and CAA trainees are offered competitive market-related salaries, which are structured according to the individual areas of work, level of expertise and qualification.


To qualify for the internship programme, you must have completed or be in the process of completing your undergraduate or postgraduate studies in the field of:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Economic Modelling
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Communications
  • Human Resource Management
  • Statistics and Mathematics

You must have an average of 60% or higher. To qualify for the CAA, candidates must have completed or be in their final year of completing the Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA) or B.Com Accounting Honours, which will enable them to write the qualifying board examination.


The National Treasury team will be embarking on recruitment drives at universities around the country. Look out for further information around campus or at your university's careers office.


Application forms are available on our website. Send a completed form together with your full certified official academic records and a certified copy of your ID, to the graduate recruitment/careers office on campus or by post to:

The HR Specialist: Talent Management
National Treasury
Private Bag X 115
You can also e-mail applications to All applications must reach the National Treasury by 6 August 2010.

For more information on the Internship programme contact: Mmabatho Jantjie
Tel: 012 395 6653
For more information on the CAA: Email:

The content on this page was last updated on 15 March 2014