In pictures: The 2016 budget speech
It’s been a full day for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, from a media briefing to the Cabinet “family” photograph – and of course, the budget speech.
Cabinet members pose for the annual ‘family photo’ – a budget speech day tradition.
Pravin and his entourage … The finance minister on budget speech day.
All eyes on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as he delivers the 2016 budget speech.
President Jacob Zuma enjoys a lighter moment during the delivery of the budget speech.
Zuma on Monday defended his appointment of Des Van Rooyen
as finance minister in December 2015 – a move that cost the country billions,
and saw the rand plummet and financial shares crash – saying
he was the most qualified minister he has ever appointed to hold that portfolio.
Gordhan briefs the media prior to delivering his budget speech.
The sheriff and his deputy: Gordhan confers with Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas during the media briefing.
Gordhan gives a thumbs up after the media briefing.
This article was sourced from Mail and Guardian