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Social package helps with jobs
15 June 2011

Residents who are registered for the City’s social services package, Siyasizana, will also be helped to find employment through Joburg’s various job creation programmes.

QUALIFYING citizens earning less than R3 861 a month can register for the City’s Expanded Social Package, Siyasizana.

On the package, they will get priority access to employment programmes through Job Pathways initiatives and Expanded Public Works Programme placements. This will assist in terms of skills training and employment.

Siyasizana is a basket of benefits the City allocates to residents based on their level of poverty. It is a City programme set up to help indigent households by providing free basic services and poverty alleviation assistance.

It is a national pilot for the Social Development Department’s National Integrated Social Information System, which combines data from the Unemployment Insurance Fund, the South African Social Security Administration, and the departments of Housing and Home Affairs.

To qualify for the employment programmes, residents must visit specified service centres where their needs will be assessed by social workers. There are centres in each City region:

In Region A:

  • Mayibuye Paypoint / Clinic, 2328 Theresa and Mastiff streets, Commercia Extension 34
  • Lord Khanyile Multipurpose Centre, 4326 Makhanya Drive, Ivory Park
  • Diepsloot Youth Centre, Ngonyama Street, Diepsloot

In Region B:

  • Claremont Councillors Office, 100 Claremont and Princess streets, Claremont
  • TDC and Empowerment Office, 26 Perth Road, Westbury
  • Windsor East Recreational Centre, 784 corner Viscounts and George streets, Windsor
  • Randburg Civic Centre, corner Jan Smuts Avenue and Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg

In Region C:

  • Tshepisong Revenue Office, Hashei Street, Tshepisong
  • Roodepoort City Hall, Traffic Department, Beladina Street, Roodepoort CBD
  • Admin Office, 1082 Lizard Street, Slovoville

In Region D:

  • Dobsonville Civic Centre, 2332 Luthuli Street, Dobsonville
  • Pimville Skills Centre, 3623/7 Modjadji Street, Pimville Zone 3
  • Orlando West Administration Office, Corner Pela and Sisulu streets, Orlando West
  • Protea North Administration Office, 299/49 Kunene Street, Protea North
  • Diepkloof People’s Centre, 1729 Ugoye Street, Diepkloof Zone 1
  • Zola Office, 3700 Masizakhe Street, Zola North
  • Jabulani Civic Centre, 1 Koma Road, Jabulani
  • Meadowlands Revenue Centre, 47 Heckoord Street, Circle Zone 2, Meadowlands
  • Chiawelo Office, 989 Tshabuse Street, Chiawelo
  • Jabavu No 1 Office, 866b Ntsoko Street, White City Jabavu
  • Mofolo Paypoint/Kwezi, 666 Moswaledi and Koma roads, Mofolo

In Region E:

  • Alex Multipurpose Centre, Corner 8th Avenue and Roosevelt Road, Alexandra

In Region F:

  • Thuso House, 61 Jorissen Street, Braamfontein
  • Region 9 People’s Centre, 9 Geneva Road, South Hills
  • Bellavista Housing Office, Corner Selous Drive and Bellavista Road, Bellavista
  • CJ Cronje Building, 80 Loveday Street, Joburg CBD

In Region G:

  • Orange Farm Paypoint, 15747, Orange Farm (next to the SAPS)
  • Lenasia Civic Centre, Corner Rose Avenue and Eland Street, Lenasia
  • Lenasia South Civic Centre, 6700 Corner Wellington and Wimbledon roads, Lenasia South
  • Ennerdale Civic Centre, 5449 Corner Katz and Smith streets, Ennerdale
  • Eldorado Park Community Hall, 4064 Link Crescent Street, Eldorado Park

People wishing to apply for the employment programme should take with them to register, a copy of their identity document; their City of Johannesburg rates and taxes account; their City Power account, Eskom account or pre-paid meter card or meter number; their Johannesburg Water account or pre-paid water meter token; their updated CV; and certified copies of their qualifications and identity document.

In return, if they qualify for Siyasizana, they will receive subsidies for City services such as water, electricity and rates, sanitation and refuse removal.

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