The ongoing strikes and the current economic issues are expected to be part of discussions when the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) hold its 18th annual Summit on Friday 20 September.
NEDLAC is the body through 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.
Deputy President Kgalema Mothlante will be the keynote speaker at the event to be 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 Department of Labour said the summit will be held under the theme: ‘Tilling the Soil – Strengthening Social Dialogue to Address Unemployment, Poverty and Inequality’.
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.