Premier David Makhura, provincial cabinet and partners will on Thursday, 15 June 2017 launch the Tshepo 1 Million programme to empower one
million young people through skills training, job placement and
The programme, to be launched at the youth expo in Nasrec Expo Centre,
is a Gauteng Provincial Government’s flagship programme for the youth to find
sustainable jobs, trained and skilled in areas of high demand and accredited in
entrepreneurship amongst others things.
The Tshepo initiative was first launched in 2014 with the intention to
empower 500 000 young people through skills training and entrepreneurship
development. The programme has been increased to empower one million young
people based on its success and the enthusiasm shown by private sector
Premier Makhura said the launch was about a political message on what
the provincial government was trying to achieve with Tshepo1 Million Programme.
“We would want to use it to ignite a new social compact and galvanise a
new partnership that focuses on giving hope to the youth of Gauteng by tackling
youth unemployment. My call to action is being answered by private sector
partners who will be signing up the pledge,” said Makhura.
More than 20 companies such as Coca-Cola, Hollard, Microsoft SA and
Shanduka Black Umbrellas have committed to work with government to give hope to
unemployed young people in the province.
Date: Thursday, 16 June 2017
Venue: Nasrec Expo Centre, Cnr Nasrec & Rand Show, Soweto
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