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gautengEngineering News reports that Gauteng Premier David Makhura is planning during July to engage all municipalities across Gauteng in an effort to gain more support for the province’s Tshepo one-million programme.  

The Premier said on Friday that municipalities and metropolitans were not supporting the roll-out of the programme, with the youth calling on leadership to intervene and ensure that all mayors were held accountable on youth development.  Further, as feedback from the youth showed the programme to be invisible “on the ground”, Makhura said he would also appoint regional coordinators in the five corridors of Gauteng.  He indicated that the programme resulted in the training of more than 73,000 youth during 2017/18 in the skills demanded by the economy.  Some 8,000 obtained decent permanent jobs, while 5,400 were placed in temporary and transitional jobs.  Another 222 were assisted to start their own enterprises.  Further, over the past three-and-a-half years, more than 470,000 young people were empowered with skills, access to decent employment, transitional jobs, bursaries and internships and business opportunities.

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