The Inclusive Society Institute's study trip to Denmark, 14 - 17 November 2023, was a pivotal endeavour in understanding the Danish labour business compact, aimed at enriching inclusivity efforts in South Africa.
The delegation, comprising Zingiswa Losi (COSATU President), Susan Khumalo (Deputy President, SACTWU), Matthew Parks (COSATU Parliamentary Coordinator), Khulekani Noel Mathe (Deputy CEO, BUSA), Jahni de Villiers (Vice Chairperson, Social Policy Dept., BUSA), Michael James Lawrence (Executive Director, NCRF), Daryl Swanepoel (CEO, Inclusive Society Institute) and Nicola Bruns (Coordinator and Researcher, Inclusive Society Institute) engaged in a series of enlightening meetings.
Their interactions spanned from a meeting with Ms. Sofie Holme Andersen at Arbejdernes Landsbank to insights from former Finance Minister Mogens Lykketoft, enhancing their understanding of Denmark's social and economic frameworks. Highlights included a session at Danish Industry, organised by Clara Halvorsen, and a deep dive into labour relations with Jesper Nielsen, Head of Department at 3F United Federation of Danish Workers.
The trip also featured a culturally enriching visit to the Workers' Museum, offering a glimpse into the history of Denmark's labour movement. These diverse experiences are set to significantly contribute to the Institute's mission of fostering a more inclusive society in South Africa.