South Africa is in lockdown and on hold as far as any government decisions to return to a semblance of normality.
This is the essence of a statement issued following Wednesday’s (15 April) “virtual special Cabinet meeting”.
The meeting saw presentations by the five Cabinet clusters – Economic Sectors, Investment, Employment and Infrastructure Development; Governance, State Capacity and Institutional Development; Social Protection, Community and Human Development; International Co-operation, Trade and Security; and Justice, Crime Prevention and Security.
All were tasked to look at national socio-economic recovery post-COVID-19.
“Cabinet resolved further discussions and consultations are required before a final consolidated plan is approved to be shared with the nation.
“All Cabinet clusters have been asked to work together to produce a single consolidated document on key priorities of the country’s economic recovery plan, to be completed before the next Cabinet Meeting scheduled to take place on 20 April 2020,” according to a Government Communication and Information System statement.