Nedlac working to move SA down to level 3 ‘soonest’

Nedlac working to move SA down to level 3 ‘soonest’

The Presidency says members of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) are working to move the country down to level 3 of the lockdown as soon as possible.

Cyril Ramaphosa
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President Cyril Ramaphosa met with Nedlac on Friday as he begun consultations to lift level 4 lockdown.

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Ramaphosa announced on Wednesday that much of the country will be shifted to level 3, while coronavirus hotspot areas will remain on level 4.


The Presidency’s Khusela Diko says Nedlac is working with different sectors to ensure it happens as soon as possible.


"Government, labour, business and the community sector are undertaking detailed work to ensure that lives will be saved and livelihoods will be protected as the economy is progressively unlocked.


"Today’s meeting was the first in a series of consultations, led by the president, between government and social partners as well as more specific sectors of civil society, on the migration from level 4 to level 3 of the lockdown."


Diko says businesses and labour unions still need to discuss safety in the workplace. 


"Business and labour will engage bilaterally to address the challenges giving rise to workers’ concern about their return to the workplace."

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