I Will Stand Up To Minister Oliphant Over Closed Down Labour Centres

145 Commissioner Street

Yesterday the DA visited the Department of Labour’s job centre at 145 Commissioner Street, which has been closed for almost two years now.

This means that Johannesburg’s job seekers are being denied access to work opportunities not only by an uncaring national government, but also by a city administration that is happy to sit on its hands and do nothing to take the National Minister, Mildred Oliphant, on.

This would change if I am elected Mayor of Johannesburg. The City can’t sit back and do nothing. I would stand up to Minister Oliphant from day one and tell her to reopen this important labour centre.

Labour Centres

Labour centres play a vital role in assisting job seekers to find employment. With the most important job centre in the city being closed down, while 66 000 additional people have joined the ranks of the unemployed in the last 3 months, many people will miss out on opportunities.

If the mayor is serious about creating jobs and building a prosperous city, he would also have established the City’s own job centres linked to the national centres and a central database of available job opportunities.

Job creation will be the DA’s first priority from the day we take office in Johannesburg.

Expanded Public Works Programme, Community Works Programme, City of Johannesburg internships

We will place all available Expanded Public Works Programme, Community Works Programme, City of Johannesburg internships, and other government jobs on a central database, which will be accessible via the Internet and at job centres.

We will invite the private sector to advertise their job vacancies on this same database in order to expand the pool of available jobs.

Change is coming to Johannesburg, change that boosts the local economy, creates jobs and transforms the city into a city that delivers a better life.


Media enquiries:

Willie Venter

060 963 8260

Herman Mashaba To Visit Randburg Labour Centre

Today, Monday 25 January 2016, DA Johannesburg mayoral candidate, Herman Mashaba and DA Shadow Minister for Labour, Ian Ollis MP will visit the Randburg labour centre to assess the quality of service delivery and to engage with job seekers.

Date: Monday 25 January 2016

Time: 10h00

Place: Randburg labour centre, Hillview centre, c/r Oak and Hill streets, Randburg

There will be opportunity for interviews and photographs. Members of the media are welcome to attend.


Media enquiries:

Nkele Molapo

DA Johannesburg media officer

082 953 8330