SOUTH AFRICA’S CABINET HOLDS RETREAT TO DISCUSS ECONOMY, HIGH EDUCATION

PRETORIA– Issues around the economy and higher education are high on the agenda as South Africa’s Cabinet holds its lekgotla (gathering) in Pretoria this week.

We will be looking at various issues around the economy, growing the economy and creating jobs as part of our work as the Government and the Cabinet, Minister of Communications Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said here Wednesay as the retreat got underway.

The Cabinet lekgotla is an opportunity for President Jacob Zuma , Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Directors-General from government departments to meet and strategize for the year ahead.

On Friday, we will be joined by Premiers (of the provinces) and local government representatives as part of ensuring that our work as government [is co-ordinated] and we enforce the inter-governmental relations, making sure what we plan goes across national government, provincial and the local spheres, Kubayi-Ngubane said.

More details on the government’s plans will be communicated during the upcoming State of the Nation Address by President in Parliament on Feb 8.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK