Emfuleni News

New mayor plans on building on good, fix what does not work

Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM)’s newly-inaugurated Executive Mayor, Councillor (Cllr) Lehana Jacob Khawe says he plans to build on the good achievement made by the municipality’s previous administrations; while also tackling the challenges facing Gauteng’s southern-most local authority.

Addressing thousands of residents and well-wishers who had come to witness his inauguration in Vereeniging on 30 November 2017, Cllr Khawe said while he intended to change a few things, he was not a big fan of changing things for the sake of change.

Job readiness center established at the Sharpeville Library

The first Job Readiness Centre was officially launched at Emfuleni Local Municipality’s Sharpeville Community Library on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. Aimed at empowering youth by availing access to employment opportunities, the National Library of South Africa (NLSA) through its Mzanzi On-Line Project partnered with Lulaway Holdings to establish a network of job centres in libraries across the nine provinces.

During her address at the official launch yesterday, the CEO & National Librarian, Prof , MD Rocky Ralebipi- Simela, explained that 65 unemployed young ICT interns have been recruited and trained in order to render services and facilitate the implementation of the job readiness centres. “ The NLSA/ Lulaway Job readiness Project will enable participating libraries to offer better services in preparing unemployed library users from local community to register and seek employment opportunities on-line using the internet facilities and ICT equipment ant their local library”, she said.

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