The City of Johannesburg has created 1 400 jobs and is looking for candidates to take part in their new initiative to improve basic services. Further to this, the municipality has received R3.5 billion to improve the living conditions in human settlement developments.
The City of Johannesburg is encouraging unemployed South Africans to apply for up to 1 400 jobs it has created in their two-pronged effort to improve life in the metro.
The new employees will help the municipality to improve the life of residents while improving their own, reports The Sowetan.
Finance MMC Funzela Ngobeni announced the initiative during the tabling of the city's budget yesterday, saying that:
"The city is growing. We are getting about 3,000 [people] migrating into the city on a monthly basis. We believe that if we can be able to get this workforce on the ground [it will make a difference]. The idea is to get at least 10 of them per ward in the city. They will work at identified spots where service delivery is dragging."
R100 million has been allocated to ensure the metro is given a facelift with everything from storm water destilling and street sweeping across the city expected to be carried out.
Additionally, R3.5 billion will go towards infrastructure for human settlement developments in Diepsloot, Fleurhof, Lufhereng, Vlakfontein and other areas.
The Meadowlands and Diepkloof hostels will be refurbished and 22 old-age homes will also get multi-million-Rand upgrades.
As far as Alexandra is concerned, Ngobeni said that the process, initiated by President Cyril Ramaphosa, will be left to unfold, with R50 million allocated to ensuring the Madala Hostel is 'livable'.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier this year that the township had been rocked by Total Shutdown protests, prompting Ramaphosa to visit the region where he had instructed his ministers to come up with emergency solutions.
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