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Cabinet Lekgotla to deal with budget, radical economic transformation

Aug 01 2017 18:20
Alex Mitchley

Pretoria - The Cabinet Lekgotla will over the next few days deal with among other issues, the budget and prioritisation of radical economic transformation programmes for the next fiscal year.

Addressing the media at the start of the Cabinet Lekgotla at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria on Tuesday, Minister of Communications Ayanda Dlodlo said a number of social and economic issues would be discussed as well as the adjustments of the budget in preparation for the 2018 (financial) year.

"The most important thing for this government is to ensure a relationship with business that is inclusive in it's nature but also ensures that the programmes we put in place that relate to radical economic transformation are actually prioritised and budgeted for in the next financial year," said Dlodlo.

She added that government wants a relationship with all economic sectors and stakeholders to ensure that they give a positive message.

"(It is about) unveiling to them what it is that we are talking about in Cabinet to ensure that our programmes in government speak to the issues of unemployment inequality and poverty."

Dlodlo said the recovery of the economy would be deliberated on and led by analyses by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, with the entire economic cluster also dealing with the issues of infrastructure development and other areas that contribute to the growth of the economy.

The Cabinet Lekgotla will run until Friday, and feedback on issues and resolutions will be communicated to the SA public.        

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