The Executive Mayor, Cllr Solly Msimanga, on Monday launched the recruitment drive for the City's revised Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in Region 6.
Through this drive, the City will be fulfilling its promise of promoting the creation of labour-intensive work opportunities in order to reduce the triple challenge of unemployment, inequality and poverty in Tshwane.
"This recruitment drive will ensure that job opportunities are available to all Tshwane residents who qualify. What makes this initiative distinct from the previous one is that it will eliminate nepotism, cronyism and politics, and ensure that potential beneficiaries are selected in a fair and transparent way," Msimanga said.
Msimanga added that the City will use roadshows to explain how the recruitment and employment process is going to unfold.
One of the proposed amendments to the revised policy is the registration of eligible EPWP beneficiaries on a central database and the selection of beneficiaries from that database through an open and audited lottery-like system.
This random selection will be open to public observation and the dates and venues for the selection of beneficiaries in the respective wards and regions will be published in advance.
The selection will finally be subjected to an independent audit to ensure the integrity of the process.
The EPWP central database is used by the City of Tshwane to store information on interested unemployed Tshwane residents. The City will start to appoint beneficiaries from the central database by way of random selection in the form of a manual or electronic lottery.
WHO SHOULD REGISTER ON THE EPWP DATABASE?
Registration is open to members of households –
• whose household head has less than a primary school education;
• that have no full-time person earning an income;
• that source their income from subsistence agriculture; and
• that rely on social grants, including disability grants.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTERING ON THE DATABASE?
The applicant must –
• be unemployed at the time of registration;
• be a South African citizen and a resident of Tshwane;
• be of a legally employable age;
• produce a certified copy of his or her ID or, in the absence of an ID, a birth certificate, driver's licence, affidavit or proof of application for an ID;
• produce proof of residence; and
• meet the physical requirements and specifications for the job opportunity.
The registration will commence on 27 November and will continue until 1 December 2017 in all seven regions of Tshwane.