Presidency Confirms 600 000 Jobs Created by Employment Stimulus

Presidency Confirms 600 000 Jobs Created by Employment Stimulus

- The Presidency says that 600 000 jobs have been created by the presidential employment stimulus

- The plan had been announced late last year and involves an investment of R100 billion

- The stimulus was created in response to the levels of unemployment which were aggravated by the pandemic

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The Presidency has announced that 600 000 jobs have been created under the banner of the presidential employment stimulus.

The Presidency announced that over half a million jobs have been created by the stimulus. Image: Presidency/ Twitter
Source: UGC

The plan, announced in October, sees a public investment of R100 billion over the course of the next three years.

The plan had come in response to the rising number of unemployed citizens, which had been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a statement on the release of a report into the progress of the plan, the Presidency commented that:

"The Presidential Employment Stimulus supports a range of opportunities through the expansion of public employment as well as job retention in vulnerable sectors. In addition to employment opportunities, the stimulus provides crucial support for livelihoods in the creative sector, the agricultural sector and the early childhood development sector."

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This project sees opportunities created across the entire country and has provided thousands of jobs:

"Eleven national departments and all nine provinces are responsible for implementation of programmes supported through the employment stimulus. As the attached progress report shows, more than 600,000 opportunities have been supported to date or are currently open for recruitment/applications."

The Presidency further confirmed that applications remain open for the programme:

"Applications for the ECD Employment Stimulus Relief Fund are open until 19 February 2021. This programme will provide income support to early childhood development practitioners, helping to protect the sector from the impact of COVID-19."

Meanwhile, reported that South Africans are once again voicing their frustrations about President Cyril Ramaphosa.

This time they're speaking about State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs). #RamaphosaCollapsedSOEs is now trending on Twitter.

SAns are bringing up the fact that Ramaphosa was a billionaire before he became the president of the country.

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The president has a nett worth of over R6.4 billion, as of 2018. Others have brought up race, corruption and load-shedding.

The onslaught of Ramaphosa on social media has been rife lately, especially since the country entered lockdown.

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