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Job-seekers given appointments in person at Dobsonville Stadium

By Anita Dangazele

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi handed over thousands of appointment letters to people in the province who packed Dobsonville Stadium.

On Sunday, there was a huge turnout at the stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg as thousands of Nasi Ispani job-seekers gathered to receive their appointment letters.

The 32,000 young beneficiaries will work as education assistants, general school assistants, and early child development (ECD) helpers in Gauteng schools.

Addressing the excited young crowd, Lesufi said; “I invited you here to share the news because many people don’t understand that an email is cold; good news is better shared in person, even if it’s over drink o’pop.”

He reiterated his earlier statement that the in-person approach was to prevent any possible corruption with letters being handed over to other people’s friends or relatives.

“We didn’t want to do it via email because emails can be hijacked and sent to the wrong people. We want to do it here, open to everyone,” said Lesufi.

Last year, Lesufi promised that his government would deliver about 6,000 job opportunities every month until 2024 to fight corruption, lawlessness, poverty and unemployment.

This is the third public handover of appointment letters since last year.

To date Lesufi has handed over 92,577 jobs to unemployed youth in Gauteng, including the famous “amapanyaza” wardens who have since been absorbed into the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for training after months of criticism and backlash from local authorities and residents.

Pictured above: Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi addressing thousands of Nasi Ispani beneficiaries.

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