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Nedlac host 18th Annual Summit

by lloyd last modified 2013-09-19 13:41


The National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) will hold its 18th annual Summit on Friday (September 20).

National Economic Development and Labour Council is the body by which government, labour, business and community organisations seek to co-operate, through problem-solving and negotiation, on economic, labour and development issues, and related challenges facing the country.

South Africa’s Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will be the keynote speaker hosted by Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant. Other ministers expected to attend include: Economic Development’s Ebrahim Patel, Finance’s Pravin Gordhan, Social Development’s Bathabile Dlamini and Higher Education and Training’s Blade Nzimande.

The Summit will be held under the theme: “Tilling the Soil – Strengthening Social Dialogue to Address Unemployment, Poverty and Inequality”. The Summit will be held at the Wanderers Conference Venue in Johannesburg. Motlanthe is expected to deliver a keynote address at the one-day Summit.

Alistair Smith, executive Director of Nedlac will also give an address on the: Socio-economic overview – update on Nedlac Programmes 2013 and the road ahead. The summit will start at 9am.

A number of panel discussion sessions/commissions will be convened on topics of such as: Towards a Vision for Comprehensive Social Security for All; Accelerating Skills Development and Participation in the Labour Market; Working Together to Ensure Infrastructure Delivery; and Transformation of the Agricultural sector.

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For more information, contact Musa Zondi at 0829018081.


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