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Recruitment drive for new EPWP programme

Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga did a walkabout at Denlyn Shopping Centre, in Mamelodi West, on Monday to recruit the jobless to register for the improved Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).

The roadshow, which will continue throughout the week across all poverty-stricken areas in the capital, is to potentially recruit 23,000 EPWP workers to begin the programme in January. Msimanga said the programme was to employ workers on a temporary or contract basis with the intention of transferring skills and providing a “much-needed” income. He added: “We don’t care if you are DA, EFF or ANC.

Hunger has no political affiliation.” In September, the council approved a revised EPWP framework for the current financial year after the programme had become tarnished over the years for being synonymous with nepotism and patronage on the basis of political affiliation. The programme’s central database would also be used by the city to store information of interested, unemployed residents, Msimanga indicated.

Source: SA Labour News