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Patel, Ebrahim (Minister)
 
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Position: Minister of Economic Development
 
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Cape Town
Tel: 021 466 9800
Fax: 012 394 0255
Email: ministry@economic.gov.za
Postal Address: Private Bag X9047
Cape Town
8000
Street Address: 120 Plein Street, 6th Floor
Floor 15
Cape Town
Western Cape
 
Pretoria  
Postal Address: Private Bag X149
  Pretoria
Street Address: 77 Meintjies Street, DTI Campus
  Floor 3, Block A, Sunnyside
  Pretoria
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Parliamentary Career
Current: Mr Ebrahim Patel is the Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of South Africa; a position he has held since 11 May 2009, and to which he was re-appointed on 26 May 2014.
Past: Member of Executive Committee for International Textile Garment and Leather Workers' Federation. Chief Negotiator on Labour Relations Act (1995). Patron for Bureau of Economics Research at the University of Stellenbosch. Overall Convenor for organised labour in South Africa. Served as as Global Spokesperson on Employment and Social Policy for the Workers Group on the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) Governing Body. Member of the South African national on trade policy since the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Meeting in Singapore (1996). He led labour engagement with government leaders as part of the preparations for the G20 Summit. He led negotiatians which resulted in the adoptin of the ILO's Global Employment Agenda. He led negotiations which resulted in the adoption of ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalisation (2008). He also led the Workers Group at the International Labour Conference of the ILO on discussions which led to the adoption of: Recommedation on the Employment Relationship (2006), the Recommendation on the Promotion of Cooperatives (2001/2002), Conclusions concerning Human Resources Training and Development (2000), and Conclusions on the Employment Relationship (2003). Overall Labour Convener at National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC). Board member of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and National Economic Forum (NEF). Member of the Presidential Working Group for Organised Labour. Member University of Cape Town Council. Member of the Millenium Labour Council. Member of the Proudly South African Board. Member of the COSATU Central Executive Committee. Board member of Council for Higher Education. Member of the Clothing Industry Training Board. Member of the Textile Industry Training Board. Board member of the Chris Hani Institute. Chief Negotiator of the National Bargaining Council for the Clothing Industry (2002). Chief Negotiator of the National Textile Bargaining Council (2003). Board member of the Financial and Fiscal Commission and Judicial Service Commission. Involved in negotiations which resulted to the conclusion of the Framework for South Africa's Response to the International Economic Crises adopted by NEDLAC (February 2009). Founder member of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). General-Secretary of the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU). Organiser in the National Union of Textile Workers (NUTW) which emerged out of the historic 1973 Durban strike. Unioniser University of Cape Town, University of Western Cape and University of Stellenbosch workers who are now part of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (NEHAWU). Acting President of South African Labour Research Institute.
Political Career:
Past: Member of Executive Committee for International Textile Garment and Leather Workers' Federation. Chief Negotiator on Labour Relations Act (1995). Patron for Bureau of Economics Research at the University of Stellenbosch. Overall Convenor for organised labour in South Africa. Served as as Global Spokesperson on Employment and Social Policy for the Workers Group on the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) Governing Body. Member of the South African national on trade policy since the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Meeting in Singapore (1996). He led labour engagement with government leaders as part of the preparations for the G20 Summit. He led negotiatians which resulted in the adoptin of the ILO's Global Employment Agenda. He led negotiations which resulted in the adoption of ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalisation (2008). He also led the Workers Group at the International Labour Conference of the ILO on discussions which led to the adoption of: Recommedation on the Employment Relationship (2006), the Recommendation on the Promotion of Cooperatives (2001/2002), Conclusions concerning Human Resources Training and Development (2000), and Conclusions on the Employment Relationship (2003). Overall Labour Convener at National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC). Board member of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and National Economic Forum (NEF). Member of the Presidential Working Group for Organised Labour. Member University of Cape Town Council. Member of the Millenium Labour Council. Member of the Proudly South African Board. Member of the COSATU Central Executive Committee. Board member of Council for Higher Education. Member of the Clothing Industry Training Board. Member of the Textile Industry Training Board. Board member of the Chris Hani Institute. Chief Negotiator of the National Bargaining Council for the Clothing Industry (2002). Chief Negotiator of the National Textile Bargaining Council (2003). Board member of the Financial and Fiscal Commission and Judicial Service Commission. Involved in negotiations which resulted to the conclusion of the Framework for South Africa's Response to the International Economic Crises adopted by NEDLAC (February 2009). Founder member of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). General-Secretary of the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU). Organiser in the National Union of Textile Workers (NUTW) which emerged out of the historic 1973 Durban strike. Unioniser University of Cape Town, University of Western Cape and University of Stellenbosch workers who are now part of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (NEHAWU). Acting President of South African Labour Research Institute.
Publications: He has edited three books, on social dialogue, worker rights and African industrialisation.

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