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zumaTerry Bell writes that it will be something of a miracle if any serious conclusion is reached at the high level meeting on Tuesday between President Jacob Zuma and leaders of the labour caucus at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac).  

Zuma and Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti will meet with the heads of the three major labour federations, Cosatu, Fedusa and Nactu.  Bell says the agenda is not promising, containing just three items  These are an input on Zuma’s 2015 Nine Point Plan to revitalise the economy (to be delivered by Nkwinti); an input from the labour federations; followed by discussions on the way forward.  This is much the same format as the recent meeting Zuma held with representatives of business.  What seems certain is that the Nine Point Plan initially announced in the State of the Nation address last year, remains the touchstone for government.

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