People in KwaZulu-Natal are expecting provincial MEC Zweli Mkhize to be generous when he announces the provincial budget in the provincial legislature tomorrow.
KwaZulu-Natal's budget comes a week after Finance Minister Trevor Manuel put smiles on South Africans' faces, especially the poor, with his positive national budget in the national assembly.
Mkhize is expected to follow suit and present a budget for the people after holding a series of road shows where people made suggestions as to how they wanted the budget to be allocated.
Philly Ngwane, 25, of Groutville on the north coast said that she would like to see more money poured into the small business sector so that people could start businesses in their homes.
"We need to see more money invested in SMEs because that's the only way jobs can be created," said Ngwane.
Vusi Dladla, 35, said he has been looking for a job for a long time so he would appreciate it if money was injected into companies with the potential to create jobs.
"Food prices are increasing and we cannot afford that," said Dladla. "And that is why we are asking the MEC to put more money into creating job opportunities."
Ntombifuthi Mnguni, 32, said money should be injected into orphanages because the number of orphans was increasing because of Aids.
"Grannies should receive an extra grant because they look after these children after their parents die," said Mnguni.
Khulekani Mbonambi, 35, said he would love to see money invested in housing.
"We live in shacks because we can't afford decent homes," he said.
"Maybe Mkhize should be generous enough and put more money into housing."