SECTION ONE STATEMENT OF JOINT PURPOSE
The NEDLAC Social Partners have worked tirelessly over the past 3 months to identify solutions to job retention and job creation blockages and opportunities that each social partner (government, business, labour, community) can work on to stimulate greater participation in the economy. In undertaking this work social partners were mindful of the importance of ensuring that commitments are clear and precise, that they strengthen existing initiatives and develop new ones; and that they take into account the challenges faced by each social partner. This includes finding solutions to unlock the bottlenecks identified in job creation including where relevant addressing policy and regulatory uncertainty to unlock inclusive growth and employment. In undertaking this work, the NEDLAC Social Partners, recognise that there is a need for visible changes in the lives of our people as well as the economy. The Jobs Summit must lay the basis for more responsive and effective collaboration to deliver on the promise of a better economy for all South Africans. These commitments include clear statements on the time scale for implementation and envisaged employment impact. A monitoring and evaluation framework that ensures accountability amongst partners and to the wider community will support this implementation. They will in turn inform other significant initiatives being implemented by government including, notably, the Investment Summit.