National Industrial Policy Officer of the SA Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU)
Etienne Vlok is the National Industrial Policy Officer of the SA Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU). Before being appointed in this position in 2018, he was the head of the union’s research and policy unit. His main focus is the union’s Jobs Campaign, dealing extensively with industry, trade and procurement matters, and also supporting the union’s collective bargaining and membership work.
Etienne is a part-time commissioner of the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) and has been a COSATU and SACTWU representative on several government, industry and Nedlac task teams on employment, wage, economic and manufacturing issues. He is a former board member of the CTFL SETA and has worked for government’s Economic Development Department (EDD), focusing on interventions in the manufacturing and agro-processing sectors.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Sociology from the University of Cape Town.
Date: 3 November 2020, Tuesday
Topic: The State of the African Textile and Leather Goods industry - Panel Discussion. The R-CTFL Masterplan is matched only by the Motor Vehicle Masterplan in its progress and integration. But R-CTFL is arguably more Broad Based in its application than Motor Vehicles. R-CTFL has a collective of 2030 aspirational goals, accompanied by a new normal of business for all the value chain stakeholders.Value chain interventions to stimulate investment will be addressed as well as Logistics cahllenges due to restrictions due to Covid-19.