Part 3: City budget pushes jobs agenda

Provisions in this medium term budget continue to support government’s commitment to address unemployment and create job opportunities. In doing so:

  • 1,250 caretakers are employed at ablution facilities with a further 50 to be employed as further ablution facilities are completed.
  • 943 plumbing contractors are employed on a rotational basis to undertake water-related services. Additional plumbers are being considered to improve turnaround time.
  • 366 community-based contractors employ about 1,770 people for refuse removal services.
  • 31 graduate engineers are employed under the water mentorship programme.
  • 140 community-based contractors are utilised in the roll-out of rural water and sanitation projects.
  • 753 people are employed by Durban Solid Waste through the Extended Public Works Programme grant.
  • A further 23,484 work opportunities are expected to be created through the R66.7-million grant subsidised by National Treasury for training and internships.
  • R93-million has been allocated to the Zibambele Poverty Alleviation programme creating over 6,500 jobs. This is to provide sustainable work opportunities, to provide persons with a sense of identity and purpose, and access to social benefits, where applicable, to maintain  about 1,200km of road network and the establishing of savings clubs.
  • R21-million has been allocated to Sihlanvimvelo Stream Cleaning, creating over 500 jobs.


Read more here:

Part 1: ‘Balanced’ draft budget tabled by Mayor
Part 2: Drivers of city’s operating budget
Part 3: City budget pushes jobs agenda



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