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Minister Edna Molewa to launch Gauteng Youth Jobs in Waste in the Randfontein Local Municipality on 28 July 2016

26 July 2016

 

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa will launch the Gauteng Youth Jobs in Waste programme in the Randfontein Local Municipality on Thursday, 28 July 2016.

The project is designed to assist Local Municipalities within West Rand and Sedibeng District municipalities and to address key waste-related challenges that were identified during a Ministerial clean-up campaign in the area last year.

More than R30 million has been allocated to projects that will employ and skill 492 youth in waste management initiatives.

The Department has funded numerous projects within the Randfontein Municipality which are being implemented using labour-intensive methods as per requirements of Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), with special look towards 58% of women employment, 65% youth and 2% being disabled people.

Minister Molewa will be joined by Minister Molewa will be joined by Gauteng Human Settlements MEC, Mr Paul Mashatile, and the MEC for Economic, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Lebogang  Maile.

The details of the event are as follows:

Date:  28 July 2016

Venue: Ramoraka Community Hall, Mohlakeng Randfontein

Time: 9h00 to 14h00

To RSVP please contact:

Banele Mabena
Tel: 012 399 9989 /
Cell: 073 297 9409 or
Email:  SMabena@environment.gov.za

Daniel Boya
Tel:  012 399 9987 or
Email:  dboya@environment.gov.za

For Media queries please contact:

Mr Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871