Jozi@Work is not permanent employment - City of Joburg

Radio 702 listeners called in about a protest by Jozi@Work employees in parts of Soweto.

The spokesperson for the City of Joburg, Virgil James, says the employees are unhappy because their contracts have been terminated.

James says Jozi@Work offers employment opportunities to local people but only for a short period - some are on 3 months and others on 6 months contracts.

At the end of the contract, such opportunities are given to other people who are also looking for employment, says James.

In this instance they want the contracts to continue, they want contracts to be extended because they will be out of work. Unfortunately the way it is designed is to give everyone an opportunity.

Virgil James, Spokesperson for City of Joburg

We are sympathetic to the fact that they are losing an income, however, these contracts cannot be extended indefinitely because it doesn't provide opportunities for other people.

Virgil James, Spokesperson for City of Joburg

Unemployment is very high, people need jobs even if its just temporarily but for those 3 or 6 months you would've got some income....

Virgil James, Spokesperson for City of Joburg

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