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Department of Labour kicks off International Campaign

The Department of Labour will kick off its international programme for the year with a visit to the African Regional Labour Administration Center's (ARLAC) Governing Council meeting in Lusaka,  Zambia, this month from the 7th to the 11th. Topping the agenda will be the center's finances and payment of subscription fees by member states; looking at the center's planned activities for the year and making inputs thereof; and evaluating the Director of ARLAC's performance.

The meeting will also focus on striking appropriate balance between training, consultancies and research, supported by high quality information services as a means to improving the performance of the labour administration system in member states, thereby increasing its contribution to economic and social development. Les Kettledas, the Deputy Director General in Labour Policy &  Labour Market Programmes and Siyanda Nxawe, the Deputy Director General, Inspection and Enforcement Services will lead the South African delegation to this 37th Session of the ARLAC Governing Council meeting.

The body comprises 19, English speaking member states; being:- Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This is an annual council meeting attended by Ministers from member states as well as representatives from the International LabourOrganisation (ILO) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Issued by: Page Boikanyo

Departmental Spokesperson


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