Kliptown gets a Job centre

Nie Cele

Cutting the ribbon, Social Development MEC, Nandi Mayathula-Khoza flanked by the stakeholders.

Unemployed youth and other job seekers across Gauteng must get used to utilizing job centres rolled out by government. This was a punchy message issued by Social Development MEC, Nandi Mayathula-Khoza.


The shy and soft hearted MEC was speaking at the opening of another Centre recently launched at the historic Walter Sisulu square in Kliptown Soweto.


She revealed that 5 000 young job seekers who registered for job opportunities at the centre have been placed in permanent jobs and some helped to establish businesses.


Mayathula-Khoza pointed out, the facility was part of the GPG’s Tshepo 500 000 Programme established to create half a million new sustainable jobs for the youth by 2019.


“As government we have prioritized township economy and youth employment. We are trying to build hope to our unemployed masses and have no doubt that, this will surpass the targeted 500 000.” She said.


The MEC, received a rousing applause from the audience when ‘she said with tongue in cheek’, “If you get to Tshepo 500 000, you can become your own Blesser.”


She appealed to the private sector to continue investing in the youth and revealed that the programme has recorded an impressive cumulative progress since its launch by Premier David Makhura in December 2014.


She stressed that the centre will afford sustainable jobs to the unemployed so that they can take care of themselves and alleviate poverty.

“It’s a dream that has come true. This is a direct partnership facilitated in conjunction with private sector.”


Did you know?


According to Provincial Government out of 268 386 registered unemployed young people, 59 829 are now placed in sustainable jobs.


This number is inclusive of young men, women, people with disabilities and children of military veterans.


An additional 2 124 youth have been assisted to establish businesses and they are now all operating fully accredited businesses and a further  28 767  are on various skills development programmes.



Job seekers can just walk-in at any of the center to up-load their information or log on to or SMS name and city or suburb to 45490 or dial *120*874376# and follow the instructions.


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