Cape Town, South Africa - Republic of South Africa
SOUTH AFRICAN FINANCE MINISTER MANUEL DELIVERS HIS 2004 BUDGET SPEECH IN CAPE TOWN.
South African Finance Minister Trevor Manuel delivers his 2004 Budget speech to the country's Parliament, Cape Town February 18, 2004. Manuel did what was expected of him weeks ahead of his country's third general elections, promising relief for the poor majority while also increased spending on HIV-AIDS, social grants, public works and on steps to give blacks more economic ownership. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings MH/ACM