The purpose of the National Economic, Development and Labour Council1 is to try and attain consensus between all the stakeholders in matters of public concern – business, labour, government and the community. The Council’s mandate, in a way, is to consider policies (in these areas) before they get put to Parliament for legislative enactment.

The NEDLAC Act 19942 falls under the authority of the Minister of Labour.

  1. Any person who (except when required to do so legally) discloses any confidential information in regard to the financial or business affairs of any person, business or firm, or the State, which he acquired in the exercise of his powers, or the performance of his duties under the Act shall be guilty of an offence.3
  1. The Council has its head office at 160 Jan Smuts Avenue, South Tower, Rosebank, Johannesburg (tel.: 087 702 2457). 

  2. As amended; the latest amendment was effected by Act 35 of 1994. 

  3. Section 11