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Minister Mdladlana to speak at the ILC

by lloyd last modified 2008-09-30 13:39

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana will appraise the International Labour Conference on the country’s efforts

Released by Department of Labour on 10 June 2008

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana will appraise the International Labour Conference on the country’s efforts at employment creation and skills development.    He will address the ILC plenary in Geneva tomorrow (Wed), the Ministry has announced.   Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili is also scheduled to address the international community of workers, business and labour government Ministers on the same day.


The Minister will highlight among other issues


Ground covered by South Africa in achieving the ILO programme of Decent Work,

Promotion of rural employment for poverty reduction,

 Skills for improved productivity, employment growth and development,

He will also appraise the international community on the so-called xenophobic attacks in SA.


During this 97th session of the world labour conference, South Africa has been re-elected to the all powerful Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation for the period 2008 – 2011.   The country got the most votes in the Continent and got the second most support from the international community.  Business Unity South Africa’s Vic van Vuuren and Labour’s Ebrahim Patel have been both re-elected as members of the Governing Body.   It was also during this session that one of the country’s leading businessman, Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu was formally elected to lead the world employer organization at the International Labour Organisation. 


 In 2006 – 2007, Minister Mdladlana representing South Africa, chaired the Governing Body, which is the executive body of the International Labour Office whose function is to discuss ILO policy issues, future programmes of the organization, including the agenda of the annual International Labour Conference. 

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