ANC virtual lekgotla begins
The ANC is expected to talk about the economy, COVID-19, and corruption at its virtual lekgotla which will start on Friday.
The governing party’s alliance partners, government deployees, and business and civil society will also be part of it.
South Africa is currently going through a serious economic crisis which has been worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This week, the quarterly labour force survey displayed the country has lost more than two million jobs in the second quarter.
The country’s GDP has reduced by 51 percent in the same period.
According to Statistics South Africa, almost all industries encountered a massive decline in output in the second quarter of 2020.
Construction had the largest decline with the industry slipping more by 76.6 percent.
Manufacturing output reduced by 74.9 percent.
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