Limpopo Premier Stanley Mathabatha has on Youth Day promised that the Government has a plan in place to create more jobs in the Province.

Mathabatha was giving a keynote address at the Youth Day commemoration at Mudavula Stadium, Collins Chabane Local Municipality, Vhembe District.

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“As a government, we have tailored some initiatives to mitigate the challenge of youth unemployment,” said Mathabatha.

“Just the day before yesterday during our special Executive Council meeting, we have since directed all the provincial departments to fill the more than 4 thousand 500 hundred funded vacant posts in the provincial government. This directive follows the decision by EXCO which was held last month in May. To order all provincial departments to embark on an assessment of their employment status,” he said.

“As a direct response to the country’s high unemployment rate in the main and in response to Cabinet’s call for the professionalisation of the public service.”

Limpopo Premier Stanley Mathabatha promises jobs on Youth Day
Youth Day commemoration


“The recent EXCO resolved to monitor the implementation of the filling of all the 4 500 plus funded vacant posts. With a specific focus towards benefiting the youth, women and people with disabilities.”

This year’s commemoration is held under the theme: “Accelerating youth economic emancipation for a sustainable future. Mathabatha also revealed that over 2 000 posts were advertised in the last six months.

“In the same vein, I am pleased to announce that more than 2000 posts have been advertised by the Limpopo Provincial Government during the past six months.”

“We hope that the youth, women and people with disabilities are being prioritised when appointments for these positions are finalised.”

The event was attended by amongst others, Limpopo MECs, the Speaker of the Provincial Legislature, Mma Rosemary Molapo. Members of the Provincial Legislature and the Mayor of Vhembe District Municipality.