Premier’s SoPA promises set to give hope to 500 000 job seekers
Gauteng Premier Mr David Makhura will deliver on SoPA promises through the Launch of Expanded Public Works Programme Phase 3 and Tshepo 500 000 on Thursday, 11 December 2014.
“The Gauteng Provincial Government is launching a massive programme that will give hope and entrepreneurship skills to 500 000 young, women and people with disabilities over the next five years – Tshepo, 500 000, which means HOPE. Through this programme, we shall draw unemployed graduates and unemployable youth, women and people with disabilities into massive skills development and entrepreneurship training programmes that are linked to township renewal and revitalisation”, said Premier Makhura.
The Premier, will be accompanied by Minister for Public Works, Mr Thulas Nxesi, MEC for Infrastructure Development, Ms Nandi Mayathula-Khoza and MEC for Economic Development, Mr Lebogang Maile.
According to the MEC for Infrastructure Development, Ms Nandi Mayathula-Khoza, “Tshepo 500 000 will centre around four pillars including the transition and placement of new graduates, the provision of skills development and training to address skills deficiencies as a barrier to employment, promote direct employment by matching existing vacancies with job seekers and finally on entrepreneurship development and training involving the identification and skilling of entrepreneurs”.
Media are invited as follows:
Date: Thursday, 11 December 2014
Time: 9h00 to 13h00
Venue 1: 08h30 to 9h00 – Equinisweni Secondary School, 1693 August Drive, Ivory Park: Media Registration and accreditation
Venue 2: 9h00 – 9h30 – Ivory Park River Clean Up Project, Kaalspruit River in Ivory Park: Site visit
Venue 3: 9h30 to 10h30– Equinisweni Secondary School, 1693 August Drive, Ivory Park: Site visit of Climate Proofing Project and media conference
Venue 4: 10h30 to 13h00 – Premier and entourage conduct tour of Skills Village followed by the formal launch at Kopanong Sports Centre, 15259 Riverside Road, Ivory Park.
*Media are encouraged to wear closed footwear during site inspections.
For enquiries contact:
MEC for Infrastructure Development’s Spokesperson
Cell: 076 942 3419
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS