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Nasi IspaniTimesLIVE reports that the Gauteng government has partnered with the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) to introduce another leg of Nasi Ispani, which the government says will result in almost 500,000 youths being trained in specialised skills before being placed in employment.

On Wednesday, in the first phase of the Nasi Ispani labour activation programme, more than 7,000 youths gathered at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg where they filled in forms with the organisations that will provide the skills to help them find jobs. Edward Mosuwe, director-general of Gauteng government, said Nasi Ispani had enabled unemployed people to get jobs that were available in the entire provincial government sphere. In the project, more than 95,000 people found employment but some of the jobs were time bound. “What this programme does is provide for the skilling of young people where they learn skills and, as they go through the programme, they get paid a stipend which differs for each programme,” Mosuwe indicated. He said in Gauteng, the DEL had identified 482,000 skills-training opportunities that would be made available to the youth. The opportunities are also open for those older than 35. The DEL has provided R8.4bn to implement the programme. Nationally, the expenditure stands at R23.7bn on labour activation initiatives. Companies that have partnered with the provincial government were at the venue to meet their prospective trainees face-to-face. Among the many sectors involved were security services, town planning, technological innovation, cosmetics, beauty, industry, farming, real estate, textiles and clothing, finance, and construction.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Penwell Dlamini at SowetanLive

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