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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Naidoo, Jayendra

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Naidoo was born in1960. He is a trade unionist.

Naidoo was closely involved in the National Peace Accord of the early 1990s; served with the National Peace Secretariat (1991-1994); and, as fulltime negotiator for the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), was a key figure in the establishment of a national economic forum embracing government, business and labour.

In 1995 he was appointed executive director of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC), a consultative body designed to provide consensus on labour legislation.

Source: Peter Joyce, A Concise Dictionary of South African Biography (1999) Cape Town. Francolin

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