Presidency announces 600,000 new jobs created

File: Millions of South Africans are still without jobs. AFP

JOHANNESBURG - The Presidency said 600,000 jobs have been created under the presidential employment stimulus plan announced in October.

The initiative involves a public investment of R100-billion over the next three years.

READ: Over 11 million people in SA unemployed: report 

It was created to respond to the rising unemployment caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Most of the jobs will be taken up by teachers and social worker assistants but the posts aren't permanent.


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