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mildredoliphantDaily News reports that on Monday the Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, will officially launch a R22 million training project aimed at creating employment in the aviation, maritime commercial diving and agricultural sectors.  

The projects will be undertaken through a partnership agreement between the Dr John Langalibalele Dube Institute (JLDI) and the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), which falls under the Department of Labour.  The UIF, through its Labour Activation Programmes (LAP), has set aside R22 million for the three projects for beneficiaries – most of which are former contributors to the UIF who lost their jobs.  At Durban’s Virginia Airport, 50 beneficiaries will undergo an intensive pilot training.  The maritime commercial diving project in Scottsburgh, south of KwaZulu-Natal, will target 50 beneficiaries to be trained on scuba diving, underwater welding, plumbing, photography, and filmmaking, amongst other skills.  In Emandungeni, 100 rural women will be trained and grouped into a cooperative to plant and grow organic fruit and vegetables.

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