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Eskom to create 10,000 jobs in Mpumalanga Province

The South African parastatal is set to rollout this initiative over the next three years as part of its development initiative, creating 10,000 temporary and permanent jobs.

According to the utility, it has identified local business growth and development opportunities at all of its sites in the Province that will enable the implementation of its Mpumalanga development strategy in the short term.

Eskom creates opportunity

In addition to the jobs that will be created, the parastatal has also identified commercial opportunities in the area that will see over 194 contracts of varying durations available to interested parties in the current financial year ending in March 2018.

There are also 335 bursaries available and 680 learner development opportunities for young people in Mpumalanga.

This is in an effort to develop much needed skills in the province, the power company said in a statement.

Eskom is ideally positioned to not only support the economic development in Mpumalanga but social development as well. Read more…

And as such, over 90 Corporate Social Initiatives largely driven by the Eskom Development Foundation, have been budgeted for across sites in Mpumalanga for the current financial year.

Eskom interim group chief executive Sean Maritz, said: “As Eskom, we believe it is important to contribute to improving the lives of the communities in which we operates.

“We will be engaging the community in an effort to inform them on how they can participate in these opportunities.”


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Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.