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

To hear more on this subject, listen below:

Read More
Journalist eye witness account: 'Myanmar is a humanitarian disaster'

Journalist eye witness account: 'Myanmar is a humanitarian disaster'

About 400 000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state to the border of Bangladesh to find refuge.

Sasfin Holdings cuts ties with KPMG after 18 years

Sasfin Holdings cuts ties with KPMG after 18 years

CEO of Sasfin Holdings Roland Sassoon confirmed that it has dropped KPMG as their auditing firm and put its audit up for tender.

The psychology of spending money we don't have

The psychology of spending money we don't have

For over 20 years Prof Steven Burgess has researched the reasons why people live beyond their means.

Pikitup urges residents not to give its employees Christmas gifts

Pikitup urges residents not to give its employees Christmas gifts

Pikitup prohibits any of its staff from receiving gifts because criminals use the practice to rob people.

ANC slams DA for cancelling 'important projects' in City of Joburg

ANC slams DA for cancelling 'important projects' in City of Joburg

Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has cancelled various projects initiated by previous ANC administration saying they benefit the few.

Pikitup to work overtime to deal with backlog

Pikitup to work overtime to deal with backlog

City of Joburg hopes to be done with the backlog before end of next week after an agreement was reached to end the Pikitup strike.

Popular articles
Opinion:  Bishop Lekganyane is right

Opinion: Bishop Lekganyane is right

Stephen Grootes weighs in on comments made by the Zion Christian Church Bishop at the weekend.

Joburg Market officials face arrest over 'disturbing' fraud claims

Joburg Market officials face arrest over 'disturbing' fraud claims

It's alleged three officials defrauded the City to the amount of at least R7.5 million by inflating the number of goods received.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

'Collect experiences, NOT possessions!' - Paul Theron (Vestact MD)

'Collect experiences, NOT possessions!' - Paul Theron (Vestact MD)

Bruce Whitfield interviews the razor-sharp tongued Vestact MD Paul Theron about his money hopes, fears, successes, failures, etc.

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Michiel le Roux speaks about the fascinating story behind the little bank that has the Big 4 shaking in their boots.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?