This presentation explores the success of South Africa’s Presidential Employment Stimulus, which has reached one million South Africans. This initiative is a crucial step towards tackling unemployment and poverty in the country – where the unemployment rate among unskilled youth currently stands at a staggering 55%.
Through social employment, the government is providing opportunities for those who have been historically excluded from the labour market. By creating job opportunities in sectors such as education, health, and social services, the Presidential Employment Stimulus is addressing critical social needs while simultaneously providing employment and training opportunities.
Despite the success of the programme, it is not yet a priority for many. In this presentation, learn why this is the case, how such barriers could be removed, and the powerful of social employment in creating meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities for marginalized communities.