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tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that young job seekers in Tshwane filled three buses to capacity on Monday when the city launched a free bus ride project to transport unemployed youth from townships to town to look for work.  

The week-long pilot project, which kicked off in Bronkhorstspruit, was to provide three buses to ferry job seekers to access opportunities easier before dropping them back home in the afternoon.  Tshwane MMC for roads and transport Sheila Lynn Senkubuge indicated that the project, launched during transport month, coincided with the planned opening of the Black Royal Mine in Bronkhorstspruit, where scores of vacancies were open to youth in the area.  “There is a new mine that has opened in region seven and it needs youth to apply for jobs.  A number of young people in the area don’t have the means to get to the mine to submit CVs and go for interviews.  We decided this is the perfect time to roll out the pilot project until Thursday, as the mine is considering youth for different positions,” Senkubuge said.

  • Read this report by Rorisang Kgosana in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, DA's #Data4All calls for free data for job seekers, at IOL News

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