Job opportunity for unemployed Sarah Baartman youth

JULY 8, 2015

Unemployed young people from the Sarah Baartman District Municipality, with matric certificate and a driving license, have an opportunity to find employment in a Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) survey.

The survey will collect reliable statistical information from the public to help South Africa in her infant democracy, plan ahead.

“Stats SA will engage in the community survey in 2016 and unemployed young people with matric certificate, as a prerequisite as well as a driver’s license will be employed to visit families in their communities for the survey,” said Stats SA District Survey Coordinator, Garren Nel.

According to Nel, Stats SA have targeted young people for this job creation initiative because they understood the high unemployment rate as it was adversely affecting more young people of South Africa.

He stressed that applicants should apply digitally on their website before and to make sure that apart from matric certificate, they should have a driving license. They will be trained and employed for contract work of between one to three months, according to Nel.

“Community survey is done to help us upgrade statistics information. It follows five  years after Population Census to help government in planning and in the National Development Plan (NDP) and decision making processes”, said Nel.

Statistic South Africa had few offices in the Eastern Cape, according to Nel. He there is only one in the Sarah Baartman area, adding that people in the Sundays River Valley Municipality, for instance would find their nearest office o in Uitenhage. 

“They don’t need to go to office, however, applications can be done digitally but as long as they have their addresses in the application form, they would receive responses, “said Nel. 

Interested members of the public could register on the Stats SA Website HERE to find the application form which they must fill in and make sure that they attach a copy of South African Identity Document (ID) and certified copies of the matric certificate and a Driver’s license.

Image: Statistics SA District Survey Coordinator Garren Nel