The two ministers also signed a memorandum of understanding, which will see parties working together to strengthen employment services, labour inspection services, social security and employment programmes to meet the challenges of the labour market and globalisation.
“During my visit to China in August 2013, we learnt a lot about your labour market and visited institutions of interest to us.
“Key amongst them was the Public Employment Centre in Haidian District, where I was quite impressed with the advanced digital display-wall reflecting by-the-second updates on vacancies. We are still grappling with resources to enable us to reach that level as a country,” Minister Oliphant told Weimin.
Weimin said China was looking forward to deeper cooperation with South Africa.
“The purpose of our visit is to promote our exchanges in the fields of human resources and employment services between South Africa and China,” said Weimin.