Spokesperson Page Boikanyo said Manyi would represent Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana who was unable to attend the 36th session due to the forthcoming State of the Nation address.
The five day session scheduled to start on Monday would be attended by labour ministers from several African states.
Items on the agenda included expert views on the role of labour administration and inspections in the implementation of the global jobs pact that seeks to narrow the unemployment gap.
The meeting would also receive reports of countries’ experiences in terms of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) decent job agenda.
Representatives from the United Nations Development Programme and the ILO were expected to attend.
Arlac lamented the effects of the global recession on African development and social progress in a document released ahead of the summit.