To make it easier for the unemployed youth to find jobs, the city of Tshwane has launched a FREE bus ride project to transport unemployed youth from townships to town to look for work, as a part of the pilot projects to enable them to access opportunities more easily.
Tshwane MMC for roads and transport Sheila Lynn Senkubuge said the project, launched during transport month, coincided with the planned opening of the Black Royal Mine in Bronkhorstspruit, where scores of vacancies were open to youth in the area.
“There is a new mine that has opened in region seven and it needs youth to apply for jobs. A number of young people in the area don’t have the means to get to the mine to submit CVs and go for interviews. We decided this is the perfect time to roll out the pilot project until Thursday, as the mine is considering youth for different positions,” she told The Citizen yesterday.
“After this week, we will look at the data and analyse it to see where we can improve and, in time, we will roll this out in the entire city. This is part of the city’s contribution to creating an enabling environment for economic growth,” said Senkubuge.