The Department of Employment and Labour’s latest announcement will aim to tackle the high unemployment rate in South Africa.
On Friday, Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi will launch a project worth more than R500 million to boost job creation in KwaZulu Natal.
The project will be undertaken through a partnership agreement between the Fuze Institute for Humanitarian Praxis and the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).
The training project is aimed at creating jobs in the fibre optics, food handling and mixed farming sectors.
“The UIF, through its Labour Activation Programmes (LAP), has set aside R551 million for the three projects for 19 921 beneficiaries” explained the Department.
The department added that 70% of the beneficiaries are former UIF contributors who lost their jobs and will participate in the programs.
Around 14 771 benefices will be employed by the Department of Education in KwaZulu Natal after completing their training.
Here’s A Breakdown of What Sectors The Beneficiaries Of The Project Will Be Trained In:
- 12 771 beneficiaries will be trained as Chief Food Handlers
- 5000 beneficiaries will be trained in Enterprise Development (mixed farming)
- 150 beneficiaries will be trained as Fibre Optic Technicians
All participants of the training project will be provided with both theoretical and practical training and will receive a monthly stipend.
“The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal has pledged to support the 5 000 learners’ co-operatives by purchasing their farming produce while Link Africa has committed to employing the 150 beneficiaries as Fibre Optic Technicians upon completion of training” declared the Labour Department declared”.