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It seems a lifetime ago that the country was celebrating the birth of Nedlac, which was supposed to usher in a new period of consensus building towards a common goal. The legislation that brought the National Economic Development and Labour Council into being in 1995 was among the first enacted by the government of national unity led by Nelson Mandela. Of course, Nedlac still exists and is still an important part of the national dialogue: it recently brokered an agreement on the national minimum wage. It is worth looking at the organisation’s website, with its laudable goals and a language that of necessity is quite broad, in recognition of the different ideologies of the players, which cover everything from big business to community groups. That’s exactly why the organisation is still something to be proud of. It encompasses the idea that despite their differences it is possible to get disparate interests together for the greater good. In another week dominated by the rot that was ...

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