President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to lead a delegation of the South African government for a two-day jobs summit which will kick off in Midrand, Gauteng on Thursday, the Presidency said in statement.

The summit, which will be convened by the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) will take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng on October 4 and 5.

“The president stated that the Summit would examine what needs to be done to ensure the economy grows and becomes more productive, that companies invest on a far greater scale that workers are better equipped, and that economic infrastructure is expanded,” the statement said.

“The Jobs Summit, which is inter-related with the International Investment Conference that will take place later this month, will bring together all Nedlac constituencies comprising government, organised labour, organised business and organised community to focus on collaborative and high-impact interventions to drive job creation, job retention and economic growth.”

Ramaphosa will be accompanied by deputy president David Mabuza and members of his Cabinet.

The president first mooted the jobs summit during his state-of-the-nation address in February, saying stakeholders need to be brought together to come up with practical steps to grow the economy and create jobs.