Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, whose name was recently mentioned in connection with the ANC succession race, speaks to reporters outside the cabinet lekgotla in Pretoria. Picture: Elmond Jiyane/GCIS
Johannesburg - Issues pertaining to economic growth and saving thousands of jobs in the volatile poultry sector are set to form part of discussions at the cabinet meeting that got under way on Wednesday .

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe said President Jacob Zuma had convened the lekgotla to review the government’s medium-term strategy.

This follows the ANC national executive committee lekgotla held in Irene, Centurion, last week.

Radebe said the deliberations and conclusions of the party’s meeting would play a very critical role in the decisions of the cabinet lekgotla held at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria.

“The information that came out of the ANC lekgotla is part of the agenda today,” he told journalists on the sidelines of the lekgotla.

The party had also discussed strategies that would drive the radical transformation of the economy, among other issues.

Radebe said there would be a presentation of the medium-term strategic planning.

“It’s going to be followed by progress on the Nine Point Plan, the Infrastructure Development Plan, as well as the National Intelligence Estimates,” said Radebe, who has been touted as among possible candidates to succeed Zuma when he steps down as ANC leader in December.

Political Bureau