ilo thumb medium90 81Business Report writes that South African businessman Mthunzi Mdwaba has been elected Vice-President of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Governing Body and will serve as its global spokesman for employers.  

His election took place in Switzerland as part of ILO’s annual labour conference and it is the first time the tripartite organisation, representing 187 member states, will have an African as its employer spokesman.  Mdwaba said:  “I am extremely honoured and humbled by the confidence shown to me by business people and employers from all corners of the world to represent our interests at this level.  This is also testimony to the rise and influence Africa has in international matters.”  Mdwaba currently also serves as the Chairperson of the Council of the University of the Western Cape.

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