Africa Check: Govt promise of four million jobs were not permanent

In June 2009, then president Jacob Zuma said government will create over four million jobs over a 5 year period.

Senior researcher at Africa Check, Kate Wilkinson, says the expanded public works programe did indeed create four million jobs.

When politicians and presidents talk about job opportunities and work opportunities, there are few things to remember; first of all these are not permanent jobs; they only last a few months.

Kate Wilkinson, Senior researcher at Africa Check

It is a programe to get people opportunities to get work experience with the aim of them using that to get permanent jobs.

Kate Wilkinson, Senior researcher at Africa Check

Wilkinson says the EPW project does not measure the number of people who got jobs but how may jobs were created. She says while four million jobs were created, we can't say four million people got the jobs.

The president did keep his word, four million jobs were created in 5 years but they were not permanent and it's probably not four million people who benefited.

Kate Wilkinson, Senior researcher at Africa Check

Listen to more details on the jobs government promised...


This article first appeared on 702 : Africa Check: Govt promise of four million jobs were not permanent


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[WATCH] Gugu Shezi to perform at the #SbJOJ21

[WATCH] Gugu Shezi to perform at the #SbJOJ21

Shezi joined Azania Mosaka for this week's 702 Unplugged.

[LISTEN] Azania Mosaka in conversation with US Airforce Band Touch N' Go

[LISTEN] Azania Mosaka in conversation with US Airforce Band Touch N' Go

The United States Air Forces in Europe Band, Touch N’ Go is in South Africa.

Discovery Vitality rewards have changed, find out what they offer now

Discovery Vitality rewards have changed, find out what they offer now

Head of Vitality Wellness Dr Craig Nossel explains the new Discovery Vitaly rewards.

Test Kitchen redesigns operations into 'Drought Kitchen' to save water and jobs

Test Kitchen redesigns operations into 'Drought Kitchen' to save water and jobs

Award-winning chef Luke Dale-Roberts explains how they've ensured no job losses and continued operations during the tough drought.

Debate: Is a social justice model fitting for economic growth in South Africa?

Debate: Is a social justice model fitting for economic growth in South Africa?

Responding to this week's Sona debate Hagedorn has described SA's current perceptive on the economy as 'isolationist'

Ramaphosa places corruption fight, jobs and the economy at centre of #Sona2018

Ramaphosa places corruption fight, jobs and the economy at centre of #Sona2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa is a man on a mission to wipe out corruption and fix South Africa’s ailing economy.

Popular articles
'My hubby is 75 and we still do it' - stories about sex on the other side of 50

'My hubby is 75 and we still do it' - stories about sex on the other side of 50

Is biology putting the brakes on your sexuality? Callers share their experiences of sex and growing older.

'Some weed plants with high levels of chemicals have been linked to psychosis'

'Some weed plants with high levels of chemicals have been linked to psychosis'

Naked Scientist, Chris Smith shares his insights on some of the risks associated with smoking marijuana.

[Watch] Dad breaks down when reunited with car sold to pay wife’s bills

[Watch] Dad breaks down when reunited with car sold to pay wife’s bills

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

DStv Premium on a downward spiral, warns tech guru

DStv Premium on a downward spiral, warns tech guru

DStv has lost about 140 000 Premium subscribers to Netflix over the past two years, tech expert Arthur Goldstuck.

Tell me what you want: Study reveals most common sexual fantasies

Tell me what you want: Study reveals most common sexual fantasies

What are your sexual fantasies? Disclosure can bring sexual freedom, but it can also have downsides. A study lists the top trends.

Dr Eve busts myths about the female orgasm that could change your sex life

Dr Eve busts myths about the female orgasm that could change your sex life

As many as 1 in 3 women have trouble reaching orgasm when having sexual play, clinical sexologist Dr Eve explains.