National Economic Development and Labour Council
At Nedlac, Government comes together with organised business, organised labour and organised community groupings on a national level to discuss and try to reach consensus on issues of social and economic policy. This is called "social dialogue".
Nedlac's aim is to make economic decision-making more inclusive, to promote the goals of economic growth and social equity.
The main Government department is the Department of Labour, out of which Nedlac is funded, but the Departments of Trade and Industry, Finance and Public Works are also centrally involved in Nedlac. Other departments attend when there is an issue which relates to their portfolio. The overall convenor for Government in Nedlac is Les Kettledas, the Deputy Director-General of Labour.
Organised business is represented by the formed Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), which brings together the Black Business Council (BBC), and Business South Africa (BSA). The President of Busa is Futhi Mtoba and the Ch