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Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel is today expected to allocate funds for the plans President Kgalema Motlanthe outlined in his state of the nation address in Parliament last Friday.
This is what some people expect him to do:
l Herbert Sibuyi says as a parent, he wants education to be free.
l Thokozile Mxinwa would like more money to be spent on creating more jobs.
l Lindo Zondi expects Manuel to increase old age pensions.
l Marlene Draper, a pensioner, says she hopes more money will be allocated to education . "More money should also be allocated to the Department of Agriculture because food prices are high and mostly affect poor people."
l Goodman Mpolweni says: "He should give more money to the departments of health and of education. Most people in rural areas have to walk long distances to access clinics. Schools are also not well catered for in those areas."
l Maira Mawasha, a student, says Manuel should allocate more money to job creation projects and education as this will encourage the youth to improve their lives.
l Oliver Ndou says: "I expect more public works programmes and more money to be allocated to the fight against poverty.
"I expect substantial amounts of money to be allocated to fighting corruption and crime."
l Jaweed Fakir says: "It must be a good Budget for everyone, rich and poor. Everyone must benefit and be happy."
l Sylvia Mphogo says the minister should allocate resources to fighting cancer, Aids and poverty.
"If poverty was dealt with effectively there would be less crime."
l Queen Ngobeni says Manuel should increase the salaries of public servants. "This will make them work effectively and stop corruption."
l Taxi driver Oupa Tshungu says Manuel should allocate more money to the Department of Transport to save lives.
"The potholes are causing accidents that kill people."
l Smangele Dlamini says she hopes the child support grant will be increased to help young orphans. "We have experienced increases in food prices. Any little extra in the grant will make a big difference."