An SA businessman who has served the International Labour Organization (ILO) in senior positions for more than a decade says improving the organisation’s governance and oversight capabilities is in the offing should he be elected as the first African to lead the body since its inception more than a century ago.

Prof Mthunzi Mdwaba, the immediate past vice-president of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) to the ILO,  a tripartite UN special agency dealing with social justice and setting international labour standards, said he thought long and hard before deciding to run for the director-general position...

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