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Programme purpose: Promote social dialogue; implement strategic frameworks; build capacity among social partners; and promote productivity, entrepreneurship and innovation in the workplace.

The programme consists of the following sub-programmes:




Strategic objectives

Strategic Objective 1

To Lead National Social Dialogue and Implement Strategic Frameworks

Objective statement

This sub-programme will coordinate government’s policy input and contributions to social dialogue on economic development matters and consult with the relevant departments; negotiate national economic development and decent work pacts; and coordinate the implementation of the Framework Agreement.


Strategic Objective 2

Engage in Sector and Workplace Social Dialogue

Objective statement

This sub-programme will develop partnership agreements in key sectors and workplaces through the process of social dialogue.


Strategic Objective 3

Support Capacity building for Economic Development

Objective statement

This sub-programme will promote the research output and knowledge by the social partners through the establishment and administration of a Social Partner Fund or equivalent mechanism; periodically convene an Economic Development Advisory Panel; create and coordinate knowledge networks; and convene and host an annual conference.


Strategic Objective 4

Foster Productivity, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Objective statement

To develop a policy framework for the increasing productivity, enhancing innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Scam Alert
All Service Providers and Businesses

The Economic Development Department wishes to advise members of the public, particularly those in business, to be alert to a scam utilizing the logo of the Economic Development Department. The fraudsters involved send unsuspecting business operators a Request for Quotations for the provision of Solar Panels.

As the Economic Development Department, we wish to state that we do not have such a project, and therefore beware that the Request for Quotation is not from the Economic Development Department.

Please confirm any request you receive with our Supply Chain Management division on these details 012 394 3579. Report these fraudulent activities to the SAPS or call the Anti Corruption hotline 0800 701 701 or SMS to 39772 or send an email to fraud@economic.gov.za.

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