SPEECH OF THE PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA, THABO MBEKI, AT THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE, Geneva, 11 June 2003

Your Excellency, Vice-President Wamalwa of the Republic of Kenya and President of the Conference
Mr Juan Somavia, Director-General of the ILO
Distinguished delegates
Honoured guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

It would seem right that I should start by introducing myself. I come from Africa. I am employed. I am certain the job I do qualifies for the description ‘decent work’. Though I would not like to broadcast this matter too loudly, I would say I earn a living wage. Continue reading