In pictures: The 2016 budget speech

Cabinet members pose for the annual 'family photo' - a budget speech day tradition. (Elmond Jiyane, GCIS)

Pravin and his entourage ... The finance minister on budget speech day. (Kopano Tlape, GCIS) 

Members of the Democratic Alliance listen intently during the budget speech. (David Harrison, M&G)

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe greets EFF president Julius Malema outside
the National Assembly after the budget speech.
(David Harrison, M&G)

All eyes on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as he delivers the 2016 budget speech. (Kopano Tlape, GCIS)

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. (Kopano Tlape, GCIS)
 

Gordhan briefs the media prior to delivering his budget speech. (David Harrison, M&G)

The sheriff and his deputy: Gordhan confers with
Deputy Finance Minister 
Mcebisi Jonas during the media briefing. (David Harrison, M&G)

Gordhan gives a thumbs up after the media briefing. (David Harrison, M&G)

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane chats to the media after the budget speech. (David Harrison, M&G)

Former finance minister Trevor Manuel gives Gordhan a warm embrace. (David Harrison, M&G)

Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba and Deputy Minister Fatima Chohan walk
up towards the National Assembly ahead of the budget speech. (David Harrison, M&G)

All smiles as Malema poses with students visiting
Parliament for the budget speech. (David Harrison, M&G)

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