Zuma, Cabinet meet for lekgotla

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pretoria - All eyes will be on President Jacob Zuma as he chairs his second Cabinet Lekgotla at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria this morning.

The three-day indaba brings together the 34 members of Cabinet, top government officials, provincial premiers and government advisors to evaluate government's mandate and priorities.

It is likely that the lekgotla will touch on the drop in the matric pass rate, the National Health Insurance and preparations for the FIFA World Cup to be held in South Africa in June, among other issues.

The meeting could also deliberate on the implementation of the mandate of the newly created government departments. Last week, President Zuma stressed the need for the new departments to get the ball rolling.

Government Spokesperson Themba Maseko is expected to brief the media ahead of the meeting.