South Africa scraps work experience requirement for first time job seekers

The South African government’s plan to scrap work experience requirements for first time job seekers in the public sector has been welcomed by the local people.

“Any attempts to reduce youth unemployment is supposed to be welcomed, but the quality of service should not be affected,” Prof. Jannie Rossouw, head of the school of economic and business sciences at University of the Witwatersrand told Xinhua on Tuesday.

New graduates entering the job market will no longer be required to have work experience for an entry level government job starting from April 2019. With the country battling high levels of unemployment, Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo on Monday noted that the new plan is aimed at tackling youth joblessness.

Dlodlo said the move will not have an impact on services delivered by government.

“This will be structured in such a way that it does not compromise the professional and technical requirements for various fields. All we want is to streamline career paths and align skills,” she noted.

For years, unions and organizations representing young people have complained that work experience requirements for first time job seekers by employers was making it difficult for young people to enter the job market.

In an interview with Xinhua, South Africa’s largest trade federation COSATU’s spokesperson Sizwe Pamla said the move was long overdue.

“This is going to work. The South African government policy needs to change to accommodate mostly black graduates. We should appreciate the fact that there’s no place where they sell experience.”

Pamla said employers should always be willing to offer young people opportunities to gain the necessary experience.

“Where do you expect these graduates with no experience to get experience from if you are not willing to give them opportunities. People who have graduated should not be treated as if they are illiterate,” Pamla said.

Source: Xinhua

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  1. The leadership of South Africa.
    I am a working ecologist, and my topic is: Restoring the water and temperature balance of countries and continents. The unreasonable policy of the authorities caused the African continent to overheat and began to threaten the existence of the current civilization.
    Reference: Due to heat waves from Africa, in 2018 temperatures increased throughout Europe: “Temperatures up to 47 ° C were recorded in Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Croatia and other European countries.” Even if we take the temperature norms of southern European countries for 35 degrees C., the heat waves increased the temperature by an average of 12 degrees. The Paris Agreement recommends an increase in temperature no higher than 1.5 degrees C. Heat waves have raised the temperatures of the recommended standards by 8 times! or 800%! And where such a temperature lasts more than 42 days, the rivers will begin to dry up, agricultural products will die at the root, and forests will burn. And stop the destruction of countries around the world in a year will be impossible. From here, it is clear that overheating is eliminated by cooling.
    Today, Africa takes a position when it dictates the conditions of the United States and the West. The African continent will not be cooled – it will dry all countries. My programs are able to perform environmental work that leads countries and territories to climatic parameters that were before the onset of warming. I will not give the whole program – I will give the first stage: Replenishment of all the rivers of South Africa with cooled fresh water according to the schedule: In the first year – by 15%. In the second – by 20%. In the third – by 30%. And in the fourth – by 35%. In parallel: the increase in productive land, pastures, and forests. It is even better, and two times cheaper, if the entire south of Africa is taken into work – 7-8 neighboring countries.
    And so on. But for now this is not an offer – this is a search for a contact.
    Sincerely, environmental programs developer, Victor Rodin. Ukraine. Khmelnitsky NPP. Tel. Kiev Star: 961336344. Mail: dorosydos@gmail.com, rodinviktor@lenta.ru
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    Руководству ЮАР.
    Я действующий эколог, и моя тема: Восстановление водного и температурного баланса стран и континентов. Неразумная политика властных структур привела к тому, что Африканский континент перегрелся, и начал угрожать существованию текущей цивилизации.
    Справка: За счёт тепловых волн из Африки, в 2018 году возросли температуры во всей Европе: «Температуры до 47С были зарегистрированы в Испании, Франции, Греции, Италии, Хорватии и других странах Европы». Даже если брать температурные нормы южных стран Европы за 35 градусов Ц., то тепловые волны повысили температуру в среднем на 12 градусов. Парижское соглашение рекомендует повышение температуры не выше 1,5 градуса Ц. Тепловые волны повысили температуры рекомендуемых норм в 8 раз! или на 800%! И там, где такая температура продержится больше 42 дней, начнут высыхать реки, на корню погибать сельхозпродукция, и гореть леса. И остановить разрушение стран по всему миру через год будет невозможно. Отсюда, совершенно очевидно, что перегрев устраняется охлаждением.
    Сегодня Африка выходит на позиции, когда она диктует условия США и Западу. Не будет охлаждён Африканский континент – он высушит все страны. Мои программы способны выполнять экологические работы, которые приводят страны и территории к климатическим параметрам, которые были до начала потепления. Я не буду давать всю программу – дам первый этап: Пополнение всех рек ЮАР охлаждённой пресной водой по графику: В первый год – на 15%. Во второй – на 20%. В третий – на 30%. И в четвёртый – на 35%. Параллельно: прирост продуктивных земель, пастбищ, и лесов. Ещё лучше, и в два раза дешевле, если в работу будут взят весь юг Африки – 7-8 соседних стран.
    И так далее. Но пока это не предложение – это поиск контакта.

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