Lesufi partners with Uber Eats for 10 000 jobs programme

Lesufi partners with Uber Eats for 10 000 jobs programme
Lesufi claims he has obtained a deal to train and offer food delivery motorbikes to at least 10,000 people. Lesufi has been dealing out jobs through the Nasi iSpani program for the better part of a year.

At a gathering that will take place on Friday at the Chris Hani Mall in Katlehong, he is anticipated to announce this program.

Julius Malema, the leader of the EFF, criticized Lesufi last week for utilizing these programs to hire ANC volunteers and enticing young people with meager jobs.

In a speech at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, where thousands of young people earned employment prospects, Lesufi promised to hire unemployed people each month until July 2024.

Lesufi distributed an additional 6 000 appointment letters to young people to be educated as solar panel technicians at this event, which was held just two days before the EFF's 10-year anniversary at FNB Stadium.

"Uber Eats South Africa and the Gauteng Department of Economic Development have entered into a ground-breaking strategic relationship. The collaboration aims to open up several options and give young people in the province access to direct employment. Second, the alliance will open up direct employment prospects for fleet managers as well as for young people in last-mile deliveries, according to Lesufi.

According to reports, Uber Eats and the province Department of Economic Development would each contribute more than R200 million to this project in order to expand township e-commerce footprints and gain access to new markets.

Lesufi stated last week that he was unaffected by the criticism of this scheme and that the provincial government would stand by its commitments.

At least 40 000 people have been hired under the Nasi iSpani recruitment initiative to work as rubbish collectors, crime prevention wardens, and currently solar panel technicians.
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