Sunday, March 25, 2007

Solidarity launches campaign to canvass skills

By Odette Ismail
25 March 2007

Solidarity has announced a campaign today where they will look to recruit as many unemployed and expatriate skilled South African artisans for positions in municipalities.

Gwede Mantashem chairperson of the technical task team of the Joint Initiative for Priority Skills Acquisition (JIPSA) has announced that the vacancy rate at municipalities is high. According to a statement Mantashe says he will personally increase the applications of unemployed white tradesmen.

Flip Buys, general secretary of Solidarity says that the union has been concerned about the number of artisans in the country.

In August 2005, the Glenburn lodge dialogue between South African community leaders and government reached an agreement that everything should be done to make use of all skills in the country, to relieve the skills shortage.

They have planned a large-scale awareness campaign to recruit more South Africans with scarce skills as possible.

An internet service enables all South Africans worldwide to submit their CV’s to solidarity’s website: .

Jaco Kleynhans, spokesperson for solidarity says that that people are also able to contact the control centre from Monday to Friday where you can be part of the database skills of South Africa.

Contact the control centre on 0861 25 24 23 and submit your details.


At Wednesday, 28 March, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do SAfricans try so hard to get their expats to move back. You NEVER get this in other countries!

It won't work. Many of us that have left SA, including myself, will not return.

Get over it and educate the masses in SA. Work with what you have. If you have lemons make lemonade, or are you saying that the local population can't be trained?


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