Graduates employed by Home Affairs are leaving for better opportunities

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Some success for Home Affairs hiring 10,000 unemployed graduates

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) initiative to hire 10,000 young graduates has created almost 3,700 jobs for unemployed youths since it kicked off in August 2022, with more than 260 leaving for better opportunities.

This is according to Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, who also revealed that the department had digitised nearly 31.5 million images as of 29 February 2024 in response to parliamentary questions from Democratic Alliance MP Adrian Roos.
 
Some success for Home Affairs hiring 10,000 unemployed graduates

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) initiative to hire 10,000 young graduates has created almost 3,700 jobs for unemployed youths since it kicked off in August 2022, with more than 260 leaving for better opportunities.

This is according to Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, who also revealed that the department had digitised nearly 31.5 million images as of 29 February 2024 in response to parliamentary questions from Democratic Alliance MP Adrian Roos.
What TF did these 260 people do at HA? Did they successfully vet one application in one year ?
 
a better opportunity for graduates than working in the pit of despair known as DHA?!?

wow, I am shook!
 
No, they did not vet anything at all. They scanned pages from brown files.
I'm not sure if you are referring to brown paper bags filled with bribe money, or toilet paper that has been soiled after someone dragged it through their ass

... but both work, I'm sure both represent actual ways the ANC appoints people
 
even their own shining stars know the ANC is a pile of turds, and jump ship as soon as its feasible.
 
They can go and work at Eskom now and do nothing like the current employees. Unemployment solved lol
 
260 is a number far too small... Who wants to work at Home Affairs?
 
I think it is cool that the government is trying to play its part, so I will give credit to the state. But that is where my credits end. What I don't like is the government is flooding the job market with lots of low-quality jobs (the SA job market is filled with a lot of low-quality jobs in my opinion). I don't know how one can work with a salary of 5K a month in this high cost of living era we find ourselves in. Young graduate, don't get comfy in these jobs, flee the moment you find a better opportunity elsewhere.

The first round of job adverts included salaries for each position. The available posts were as follows:
  • Jogger and Prepper — monthly salary of R5,000
  • Re-assembler — monthly salary of R5,000
  • Receiving Clerk — monthly salary of R5,000
  • Driver — monthly salary of R5,000
  • Indexer — monthly salary of R5,000
  • Scanner — monthly salary of R5,000
  • Quality Controller — monthly salary of R6,000
  • Group Leader — monthly salary of R6,500
  • Technical Support — monthly salary of R9,500
  • Manager — monthly salary of R14,250

I wonder what the market rates are for these jobs, at an entry level (0 - 2 years' experience). I'd have to search around for a few mins. These numbers do make me think these jobs are mostly below market rate, even for someone with no experience.
 
I think it is cool that the government is trying to play its part, so I will give credit to the state. But that is where my credits end. What I don't like is the government is flooding the job market with lots of low-quality jobs (the SA job market is filled with a lot of low-quality jobs in my opinion). I don't know how one can work with a salary of 5K a month in this high cost of living era we find ourselves in. Young graduate, don't get comfy in these jobs, flee the moment you find a better opportunity elsewhere.



I wonder what the market rates are for these jobs, at an entry level (0 - 2 years' experience). I'd have to search around for a few mins. These numbers do make me think these jobs are mostly below market rate, even for someone with no experience.
A quick Google search shows that cleaners at our municipalities can earn between R6k to R17k per month.
 
No, they did not vet anything at all. They scanned pages from brown files.
Mostly they digitised existing DHA records so that they're easily accessible. That's how I understood the main aim of the 10000 Graduates initiative.
 
Mostly they digitised existing DHA records so that they're easily accessible. That's how I understood the main aim of the 10000 Graduates initiative.

Yes, currently all those files are kept in brown files. Each citizen has a brown file which contains everything, from your birth registration document, id or passport application forms, marriage certificates, etc. These are the documents they have been digitizing
 
No, they did not vet anything at all. They scanned pages from brown files.
You make it sound so trivial. Ever operated a proper 200+ page per minute production scanner, keeping it running at full capacity, without multifeeds and paper jams?

Trust me, it's way more work than just randomly yanking a few sheets out of a folder, plopping it in an input tray, pressing scan and then twiddling your thumbs while the machine does everything for you.
 
You make it sound so trivial. Ever operated a proper 200+ page per minute production scanner, keeping it running at full capacity, without multifeeds and paper jams?

Trust me, it's way more work than just randomly yanking a few sheets out of a folder, plopping it in an input tray, pressing scan and then twiddling your thumbs while the machine does everything for you.

Sorry DJ, you are right. This is massive work. These guys have learnt so much, maybe they will be in a position to run a private bank's IT system, who knows, even perhaps be able to design new systems from scratch.
 
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