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westerncapeEngineering News writes that, leveraging the Western Cape’s reputation as the “digital gateway to Africa” and a growing platform for new entrepreneurs, provincial Economic Opportunities Minister Alan Winde on Wednesday recommitted his department to further promoting job creation.  

His goal is to add over 300,000 jobs to the economy in the next five years.  In his Budget Vote Speech for the 2016/17 financial year, Winde revealed that the Department of Economic Development and Tourism had received R486-million to fund its fight against unemployment in the province.  Amongst the various departmental allocations, the Skills Development and Innovation programme would receive R63.24-million in the current financial year.  “Our drive to boost the number of young skilled people in this province will go beyond government to involve academia and the private sector,” Winde promised.  The department would also invest R12.4-million in providing young people with technical and vocational skills, but Winde noted that they needed partnerships to make this a success.

  • Read this detailed report in full at Engineering News
  • Read too, Western Cape to create over 100,000 jobs in agricultural sector, at EWN

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