Gauteng MEC promises 1000 jobs in Nov

2012-08-08 14:20

Johannesburg - A thousand people will get jobs in November under the Gauteng job placement programme, the province said on Tuesday.

That number would be in the order of 8 000 by the end of the financial year, said newly-appointed economic development MEC Nkosiphendule Kolisile.

"More needs to be done to achieve the provincial objectives of creating decent jobs and building a growing, inclusive economy," he said.

Kolisile was speaking to reporters in Johannesburg about the province's economic development plans and the various programmes and initiatives his department would be embarking on to achieve its goals.

Kolisile said the government needed to intervene in the small business and co-operative sector.

"It will go a long way in unlocking economic opportunities to foster job creation, economic growth and development."

He said his department would ensure the sector had improved access to funding, following a recent completion of its review on its funding model.

Empowering people with disabilities, establishing relations with business people and promoting Gauteng for tourism were other department initiatives.

Kolisile said the department would embark on an awareness drive in August to encourage women to take discounted offers and travel the province as part of Women's Month celebrations.

This would include supporting a Women's Economic Development Conference, in partnership with Gauteng Progressive Women's Movement of SA.

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  • tgif.wtfaw - 2012-08-08 14:33

    Blah Blah Blah !

      werner.nel.984786 - 2012-08-08 17:05

      I have a construction company in Limpopo, I am also white. Since the government has refused award me tenders on merit but rather I am discriminated against because of my skin colour, I no longer get any more work from government. The net result is that I have had to retrench 125 people (mostly black workers) Do the math! 1 tiny construction company in 1 province = -125 jobs. Suddenly a 1000 jobs sound very insignificant...

      oageng.lekete.7 - 2012-08-09 18:27

      Werner, when one door closes, many more opens. I won that tender you did not qualify for or in your own words (refused)and I employed more than the (most black workers)you retrenched, so you are the only one losing in the scenario.

  • Klaus - 2012-08-08 15:04

    will this be a 1000 father x-mas'es ? Just asking Come January back in the que

  • shane.asselbergs - 2012-08-08 15:18

    A quick look at Wikipedia shows the 2011 Gauteng population estimate at 11.3 million. How many matriculants and graduates will enter the workforce after November? 1000 isn't even news-worthy, it is a drop in the ocean - PLEASE get ambitious!!! What I would have liked to have read was something along the lines of 1000 entrepreneurs getting assistance to create BRAND NEW small enterprises. They need to shift focus to fostering the conditions which allow for rapid business growth instead of employment growth. Without newer businesses, and without larger, more efficient established businesses, they will never even make a dent in the unemployment figures. They will always be behind the curve.

  • sisie.indola - 2012-08-08 15:25

    Hey that's a given - it's just before Christmas, when shops are hiring more people to cope with the organised chaos, and malls are hiring as well. So wow you deserve a bells for that insightful piece.

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-08-08 16:30

    \Promise\ is a big word MEC!!

  • patrick.saunders123 - 2012-08-08 17:17

    who'da thought the MEC had such a big family.

  • Blackpoison - 2012-08-08 23:16

    And just where are you going to s@

  • knox.xisalahosi - 2012-08-09 06:58

    8000 jobs by the end of financial year.

  • hein.helmand - 2012-08-09 08:44

    Zuma promises one mil.Who's next with a e promise.

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