TO: ALL MEDIA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: 26 JANUARY 2021
Gauteng OCPOL leads conversation to address Gauteng youth unemployment
The Provincial Legislature’s Oversight Committee on the Premier’s Office & the Legislature (OCOPL) will kick off the new year to discussions about Gauteng youth unemployment and opportunities presented by the Provincial Government.
Taking place over a two-day session on 27-28 January 2022, the discussion will see the Gauteng youth, economic experts, the entrepreneurial sector, government departments, the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), and various other important stakeholders in all matters pertaining to youth opportunities and the country’s economic development explore potential solutions.
It is necessitated by the country’s staggering youth unemployment statistics, their economic unproductivity and rising poverty made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic and related lockdown restrictions; a plight that has exacerbated poor mental wellness, substance abuse and crime.
Top of the agenda will be the (slow) implementation of the Tshepo 1-million drive – the Gauteng Government’s short-term strategy to address youth unemployment.
Details of the Youth Workshop are as follows:
Date: 27-28 January 2022
Venue: Braamfontein Recreation Centre
Members of the media are welcome to cover proceedings of the workshop during both days at the venue or could live stream the proceedings on; 27 January, YouTube https://youtu.be/shycNkRWUas or Facebook https://fb.me/e/2s19GLgVV and 28 January, YouTube https://youtu.be/_Lb1XcPW_Ng or Facebook https://fb.me/e/e9m0OY0Ul
ISSUED BY THE GPL’S COMMUNICATIONS UNIT ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF OCPOL, BONGINKOSI DHLAMINI
For more information or interview queries, please contact: Mr Sechaba Simelane on 063 406 8872 or email: SSimelane@gpl.gov.za
GAUTENG PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE