Fiona has positive feedback on her request

While some of us are not directly affected by the gang situation in Cape Town, there are many people who cannot escape the impact they cause.

We recently had a case where Justin Langley was killed in Uitsig because he dared to confront some gang members. The attack also led to his uncle dying of his injuries.

Fiona MacDonald Hall contacted the breakfast show, with an appeal on behalf of her domestic worker, Tina, and her 22 year-old son, Yandisa.

Yandisa has been unemployed for a while, and has been receiving unwelcome visits from local gang members. The harassment has led to him feeling extremely depressed and despondent.

Listen to Fiona's call to Kieno Kammies:

Great news!

As always, CapeTalk's listeners were listening to her call, and a number of them got in touch with the station and we got them in contact with Fiona.

One such company was SFI, an air-conditioning maintenance company. Not only were they willing to give him a job interview, they also gave him R200 to cover the cost of getting to them.

Take a listen to Fiona's follow-up call below:

SFI Director Edward Hector says that because Yandisa has no working experience in the field, he has been given a set of tools which staff members would normally have to purchase themselves. He will be working with a qualified air-conditioning artisan and another assistant.

Yandisa will be employed on a 3-month contract before they appoint him on a more permanent basis, but so far the feedback has been that he has a good attitude, is well presented and communicates well.

Here are some of the photos of Yandisa:


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM
Read More
SA Tourism CEO: Western Cape tourism is open for business despite water shortage

SA Tourism CEO: Western Cape tourism is open for business despite water shortage

Sisa Ntshona says it is important to reassure 'customers' that the same levels of service will be available to them.

Cape Town British Consulate denies asking for water usage exemptions

Cape Town British Consulate denies asking for water usage exemptions

British Consulate-General Edward Roman says it did not request 'Day Zero' exemptions and is in complete support of the City.

Don't miss the chance to have your say on motorist 'demerit' laws

Don't miss the chance to have your say on motorist 'demerit' laws

AARTO Amendment Bill represents the biggest change in how road traffic offences are dealt with.

Ramaphosa gets Presidency off on the right foot

Ramaphosa gets Presidency off on the right foot

The President met with the people of Cape Town while on a 5 kilometre morning walk from Gugulethu to Athlone.

Current air of optimism provides ideal platform for economic growth in SA

Current air of optimism provides ideal platform for economic growth in SA

Economic Development minister Ebrahim Patel says the whole country must work together to improve South Africa's economy.

Final Day Zero judgment call to be made by end March - JP Smith

Final Day Zero judgment call to be made by end March - JP Smith

The City of Cape Town says there are no foreign consulates who have asked for exemption from the water restrictions.

Popular articles
SABC was wrong to publicly rebuke Peter Ndoro - Stephen Grootes

SABC was wrong to publicly rebuke Peter Ndoro - Stephen Grootes

Ndoro has received much support from his media colleagues and the public after being put on leave following an on-air error.

[LISTEN] Zuma was outstanding leader in early days: Justice Albie Sachs

[LISTEN] Zuma was outstanding leader in early days: Justice Albie Sachs

Former Constitutional Court judge Justice Albie Sachs remembers President Zuma's struggle days.

LISTEN: Cancer sufferer tells of experience with insurance giant

LISTEN: Cancer sufferer tells of experience with insurance giant

Suren Narismulu, Liberty Life customer chats to Kieno Kammies about his dreadful experience with the insurance company.

Political desk: Who will be South Africa's deputy president?

Political desk: Who will be South Africa's deputy president?

With Cyril Ramaphosa ascending to the Presidency, speculations are rife on who will be appointed deputy president.