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southafricalogoSowetanLive reports that the government is reviewing its recruitment regulations for entry-level posts in the public service to allow for the hiring of new employees without prior experience.  

Public service and administration minister Ayanda Dlodlo announced the steps taken, with the aim of addressing the country's high youth unemployment problem, at a briefing on Wednesday.  More than 30% of SA's youth are unemployed, with many, including new graduates, unable to access the job market due to a lack of experience.  The minister also launched an e-recruitment system in line with plans she had to digitise the public service when she took over the portfolio.  The minister explained:  "For job seekers, the new e-recruitment system will be beneficial because it is web-based and accessible from different locations for all job-seekers who submit applications to a centralised database."  The e-recruitment system will be phased in at the departments of labour, higher education and training, public service and administration, the national school of government, the centre for public service innovation, and the office of the public service commission.

  • Read Theto Mahlakoana’s full report in this regard at SowetanLive

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