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Mogale City Local Municipality is proud to announce high intake of women as permanent employees of the institution in this Public Service Month.
The municipality has recruited 169 employees since it launched a mass employment drive it dubbed BULK RECRUITMENT. Its objective was to close the high vacancy rate that exists in the municipality by bringing a willing, skilled, and passionate cohort of employees who will enhance the efforts of the institution to render quality basic services to the residents of the city.
Of the three managers recruited, two of them are women. The pattern continued with employment of eight assistant managers where only one is male. Overall, of the total of 169 employees enlisted, 110 of them are women.
An excited Acting Executive Mayor Doreen David who doubles up as the MMC for Finance said that the recruitment focus of the municipality is as the Executive Mayor Danny Thupane had expressed in the State of the City Address earlier this year.
“In the SOCA 2023,” said the Acting Executive Mayor Doreen David, “it was highlighted that the city has an unemployment rate of 47% and the majority thereof are women. It is therefore encouraging that we are bringing these opportunities to the women of our city, thus gradually closing the gap. It is a great way to celebrate this Public Service Month.”
The municipality has 615 employees in the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) whose contracts will lapse at the end of December this year. Greater activity on the recruitment side is happening at the Department of Integrated Environment Management (DIEM) where there are 415 EPWPs. The department has recruited a total of 217 of an expected intake of 2000 which is funded by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (DFFE). In another partnership, some 18 of an expected 20 South-West Gauteng College students are in the municipality on a Learnership Programme. Further, a total of 113 of an expected 247 of the GP Premier’s 6000 EPWP – Green Army have been recruited.
“I have also been excited by the fact that all our finance interns are now permanently employed,” said Acting Executive Mayor David. “The underlying message is that learnerships and internships do create employment opportunities if those who get the opportunity excel in their posts,” she concluded.