Not all doom and gloom in SA: Ntshavheni

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Government says it is not all doom and gloom despite all the challenges facing the country in the last five years. This came out at the last Cabinet Lekgotla for the sixth administration.

President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Deputy Paul Mashatile have convened the Cabinet Lekgotla at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria.

The two-day meeting is attended by ministers and their deputies, premiers, directors-general, and representatives from SALGA as well business, civil society and traditional leaders.

The outcome of this meeting will chart a way forward for the year.

Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says the country is better today than it was some years back.

“The picture if you recall we had Census 2022 results and they came out and said South Africa of 2024 is different from SA of 1994 and completely different SA of 1990 and completely different SA of 1989.  And that picture where we have electricity although we have load shedding but the bottom line is that people are still able to switch on electricity in your household. Where my grandmother used to fetch water in a river or a stream, she is now able to fetch water within 200 meters from her yard or even in her own house. There is progress but there are challenges and what we need to measure is to say there is progress from where we have been to where we are now.”