JOHANNESBURG – The two-day National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) jobs summit which begins in Johannesburg today should be considered as more of a process than an event, Business Unity (Busa) vice-president Martin Kingston said yesterday.
“We are entering a process not an event… we are not going to solve the problem today, but we are going to identify what the challenges are to both maintaining and sustaining jobs and acknowledging we will not have jobs without economic growth and growth without investment,” he said.
Kingston said commitments made at the summit needed to be measured.
“We need to be cautious that we do not engineer expectations… we need to manage success and failures in a manner that demonstrates we are making progress,” he said.
The inputs of the summit will contribute to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Investment Conference later this month, ahead of which selected business sectors were consulted for input.