Training programmes for unemployed launched in Western Cape

As in the rest of the country, the unemployment rate in the Western Cape is a source of serious concern.

The Department of Labour's Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is now launching a training programme in partnership with selected training institutions to accommodate close to 5 000 unemployed people.

UIF director of communications and marketing Makhosonke Buthelezi says the programme is part of a national initiative launched in KwaZulu-Natal two weeks ago.

Close to a total of 5 000 learners are going to be trained in various skills programmes.

Makhosonke Buthelezi, Director of communications and marketing - UIF

What we are trying to do is to re-integrate those people who have been contributing to UIF and who are unemployed and indicated that they are still available if there are training opportunities or future employment opportunities.

Makhosonke Buthelezi, Director of communications and marketing - UIF

Buthelezi says the opportunity is not limited to people registered with the UIF, but notes that in the Western Cape the majority of these beneficiaries do fall within the youth category.

Some of the partnering training institutions have already started the recruitment process, drawing on the Labour Department's database.

For more information on the training programmes, click on the link below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Will you be more vulnerable when Windows 7 support ends in six months' time?

Will you be more vulnerable when Windows 7 support ends in six months' time?

Dexterity Digital's Cliff de Wit unpacks the implications if you haven't upgraded your Windows operating system.

'If we don't address inequalities, there'll be nothing left to eat but the rich'

'If we don't address inequalities, there'll be nothing left to eat but the rich'

After Tuesday's attack on the Mount Nelson Hotel, Upfront host Refilwe Moloto weighs in on 'social contract' dividing Cape Town.

How accused sex offender teacher managed to get work at two W Cape schools

How accused sex offender teacher managed to get work at two W Cape schools

WCED director of communications Bronagh Hammond responds after a George teacher was convicted of offences against minors.

'Fears that Zuma will implicate himself if he answers too many questions'

'Fears that Zuma will implicate himself if he answers too many questions'

News24 assistant news editor, Pieter du Toit on the reasons Zuma testimony was halted on Day 3 at Zondo Commission.

Zondo Commission: Will Zuma testimony deepen rift within ANC?

Zondo Commission: Will Zuma testimony deepen rift within ANC?

Political analyst Sandile Swana says former president's giving a clear sign he still has the clout to mobilise the masses.

Johnny Clegg a beacon of light during dark days of apartheid - Savuka drummer

Johnny Clegg a beacon of light during dark days of apartheid - Savuka drummer

Derek de Beer reminisces about his longstanding friendship with the departed music icon and what Clegg meant to South Africans.

Popular articles
You made a huge mistake downloading FaceApp if your privacy is important to you

You made a huge mistake downloading FaceApp if your privacy is important to you

Washington Post technology columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler did a forensic analysis of the Russia-based app. Check it out.

Woolworths (at R40 a cup!) makes the best takeaway hot chocolate in South Africa

Woolworths (at R40 a cup!) makes the best takeaway hot chocolate in South Africa

Seattle Coffee Company has the worst takeaway hot chocolate in the country, according to, uhm, "research" by Chaos Theory.

'If we don't address inequalities, there'll be nothing left to eat but the rich'

'If we don't address inequalities, there'll be nothing left to eat but the rich'

After Tuesday's attack on the Mount Nelson Hotel, Upfront host Refilwe Moloto weighs in on 'social contract' dividing Cape Town.

Beware 'dodgy' Nadal vs Federer ticket offers

Beware 'dodgy' Nadal vs Federer ticket offers

The Roger Federer Foundation says no ticket platforms are yet in possession of, nor have guaranteed allocation of tickets.

[WATCH] Mzansi's Ndlovu Youth Choir headed for AGT's live shows!

[WATCH] Mzansi's Ndlovu Youth Choir headed for AGT's live shows!

The choir that is stealing America's hearts is headed to the next round of America's Got Talent.

How Christo Wiese became the richest in SA, and how it all came crashing down

How Christo Wiese became the richest in SA, and how it all came crashing down

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews TJ Strydom, author of “Christo Wiese - Risk And Riches”.

[LISTEN] The truth about life on the Cape Flats...by the people who live there

[LISTEN] The truth about life on the Cape Flats...by the people who live there

Residents living on the crime-ridden Cape Flats share their first-hand experiences of life in 'apartheid's dumping ground'.

Paying off your credit card every month to avoid interest? The banks are sneaky…

Paying off your credit card every month to avoid interest? The banks are sneaky…

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler warns prudent credit card holders to keep tabs on their banks. In this case, it’s FNB.