MORE JOBS CREATED THROUGH COOPERATIVES

Starting a cooperative with only five (5) members was not an easy task for Gladys Ngozo, but eight years later, the ‘Amazebra Dignity Pack Cooperative’ based in Etwatwa, Ekurhuleni has grown to employ over 75 women. The 59-year-old lady from Emaphupheni says in August 2012, she gathered women from her community because she saw a skills gap. She then registered her cooperative with the Gauteng Department of Social Development with a sole aim to assist with the production of dignity packs and help women in her area to generate an…

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Reducing youth unemployment in spite of global pandemic

According to statistics from Trading Economics the youth unemployment rate in South Africa – before the COVID-19 outbreak – decreased to 58.10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019 from 58.20 percent in the third quarter of 2019. This small margin is definitely not something to be celebrated; especially considering the after-effects of this pandemic on the global economy in the first half of this year. One of the challenges faced by this country’s youth has been to secure employment after graduating as companies are always looking for candidates with…

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WATER RESTORATION IN KEMPTON PARK 90% COMPLETE

Residents are informed that the repairs to the water reticulation network in Kempton Park is expected to be completed this afternoon. As of this morning 90% of repairs had been completed by the City’s technicians who worked tirelessly in the last 48 hours, and continue to do so. As a result of the team’s hard work, the Isando supply system is now open and providing water to the following areas: Spartan; Kempton Park CBD; Glen Marais; Allen Grove; Aston Manor;  Bredell; Bonaero Park. The team suffered a setback when they…

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