Hundreds of young people from across the Northern Cape province attended the official launch of the Bereka Mosha internship program that was launched in Louisvale, Upington. The Northern Cape Premier Dr Zamani Saul together with members of his Executive Council, ZF Mgcawu District Executive Mayor Cllr Maryna Basson, Executive Mayor of the Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality, Cllr Michael Sigede and FASSET launched the Bereka Mosha Internship Program.
The Programme will employ 132 young people, who will form part of three internship programmes across the Provincial Government, namely at the Ministry of Youth, Women, Persons Living with Disabilities, Communication and E-Government, the Provincial Treasury and the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture. The Premier of the province Dr Zamani Saul welcomed the new intake of young people to the provincial administration and reiterated that because so many young people are unemployed in the province it is important for the provincial government to create job opportunities and skill development opportunities to keep them from the streets and to fight unemployment.
In her Closing remarks the Executive Mayor of ZF Mgcawu District Municipality, Cllr Maryna Basson expressed her gratitude to the Office of the Premier, the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture and the Provincial Treasury and all the other stakeholders for restoring hope in young people who may have become discouraged job and opportunity seekers.