Some labour federations including Cosatu and Fedusa are pinning their hopes on the Jobs Summit starting in Midrand north of Johannesburg on Thursday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will open the two-day meeting, called to discuss interventions to drive job creation, job retention and economic growth.

It is coordinated by the negotiating forum, the National Economic Development and Labour Council NEDLAC.

Cosatu General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali says they are confident the conference will go along in addressing the country’s joblessness.

Labour federation Fedusa says the Job Summit will provide an important platform for social partners to work together to deal with the unemployment challenge facing the country.

Unemployment is high at 27.2%.

Fedusa General Secretary Dennis George says they expect good working relations with other social partners to address the joblessness.


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