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CAPE TOWN - The Department of Labour in partnership with the Makana Local Municipality will be taking services to the people from October 4 to 7.

This initiative follows the department's pledge to provide a one-stop shop for all government departments to individuals. 

The services which will be taken to the people include work-seeker registrations, registration of entities as well as registrations for Unemployment Insurance Fund and Compensation Fund claims.

The initiative has kicked off today at Southwell Manley Flats and Bathurst, Eastern Cape. 

“The aim of the event is to eradicate the scourge of unemployment and poverty and also to develop and promote growth in the Makana", said the Chief Director, Eastern Cape Provincial Operations: Bheki Gama. 

This initiative will not only enable individuals with convenient services but will also create a platform where organisations and companies can work hand in hand with the department on employment creation, supporting and promoting creation of small businesses and co-operatives in order to develop and empower the communities in the area.

The service delivery will be attended by government departments, educational institutions, Wholesale and Retail Sector, Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs), and financial institutions who will render services to the people on the spot.

The campaign will be followed by a breakfast session with departmental stakeholders on October 6, 2017, at Graham Hotel in Grahastwon as well as an exhibition of the department’s services on Saturday at the Makana Local Municipality.

The Department of Labour reinforces their vision to strive for a conducive labour market for investment, economic growth, employment creation and decent work. 

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