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CYRIL RAMAPHOSA | 11 billion has been set aside for the youth

President <a class=Cyril Ramaphosa's recruitment program for youth unemployed has been funded. Photo: SAVED"/>President Cyril Ramaphosa's recruitment program for youth unemployed has been funded. Photo: Twitter

Nduduzo Mchunu | 16 October 2021

R11 billion has been allocated for the recruitment of young unemployed youth, under President Cyril Ramaphosa. This was revealed yesterday by the Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, at a press conference where he described the second term of the president's job creation plan. The first was announced by Ramaphosa in October last year, creating more than 550,000 jobs.

Gungubele said some programs were still in progress in the first phase, with 320,000 teachers, school assistants employed. “The second school assistants program is planning to employ 287,000 young people, which will start operating in November. Unemployment is the biggest challenge we face and the president is happy that the first phase was free of allegations of corruption. ”

The school program was commended as teachers' unions and other agencies called for it to be reinstated as it eased the burden on teachers. More than 900 000 young people are said to have applied for employment under the scheme, which will be available in all more than 22,000 schools. The second school program will also employ more people.

Gungubele added that in the first phase 11 departments were part of the program but now only 15 will be part of it.

Labor Minister Thulas Nxesi said part of the jobs would be focused on young people. He said 1.84% of employees were under the age of 35.

He urged young people to apply for the application at:, and it does not consume data. Some of the jobs available to young people include road cleaning which employs about 10,000 people; support for artists in various fields. In the second phase, 3,000 graduates will be trained to assist in higher education, in order to be employed in collaboration with the higher education department.

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