By Bobby Stevenson (MPL), Shadow MEC for Finance:
The DA welcomes the opening of the offices of Harambe in Port Elizabeth. This organisation facilitates job opportunities for young people in the Eastern Cape.
We believe this organisation plays an important role in providing young people with opportunities to get into the job market.
A person, who has a job for more than 12 months, has an 85% chance of getting work for the rest of their life.
Young people just need the first step on the ladder of opportunity to get ahead in life and an organisation like Harambe plays an import role in that regard.
The success stories of young people present at the opening this morning (subs: Friday, 11 Sept) were deeply moving and highlighted how getting a job brings dignity and joy to their lives.