Cabinet Lekgotla to focus on economic reforms

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16 August 2016 -The country's poor economic performance is coming under scrutiny at the Cabinet lekgotla.

PRETORIA - The tertiary fee crisis will be under scrutiny during the Cabinet Lekgotla this week, which began on Tuesday.

President Jacob Zuma and his cabinet ministers are in discussions for the next four days.

In attendance are ministers, deputies, department heads and heads of State-owned enterprises.

The lekgotla comes at a difficult time with the Reserve Bank forecasting a zero percent growth for 2016.

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It&39;s also comes hot on the heels of student&39;s threats to shut down universities country-wide over a proposed fee increment.

"One of the presentations I will be presenting is the alignment of the NDP and national budget and the issue of education as you know is our apex of priorities obviously it we are going to be dealing with this matter - as minister Nzimande highlighted yesterday that we need to give time to this consultation process as also highlighted by the statement of the governing party over the past few days," said Planning Minister Jeff Radebe.

The main focus is expected to be on how government can implement reforms to boost economic growth.

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