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Cape Town to help unemployed get licences

June 21st, 2012  |  Published in General News  |  3 Comments

City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town wants unemployed people to be able to drive – and is planning to start a programme to provide free driver’s licence training to the unemployed.

This followed a request from the council’s safety and security portfolio committee that sub-councils pay for unemployed residents to take learner’s and driver’s licence lessons and testing.

Should the council approve the move, the city’s department of social development would appoint a driving school to provide the training and testing of beneficiaries.

The city’s traffic services department would make dates available for learners’ and drivers’ test bookings. The cost of the bookings would be paid by the driving school, which will bill the city for services rendered.

Keith Miller, the city’s sub-councils and ward committees manager, said Sub-council 24 had allocated R150 000 per ward for wards 95, 96, 97 and 98 in the Khayelitsha area.

“As far as can be determined, none of the other subcouncils have allocated funding for this purpose yet,” said Miller.

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  1. rayleen says:

    July 17th, 2012 at 12:07 pm (#)

    Hi

    I would like to know if this would be for all unemployed and by when we can expect some more news on this?

    Thanks

    Rayleen

  2. asanda mabona says:

    June 21st, 2014 at 10:22 am (#)

    hi there my name is asanda mabona a 28 year old male residing in khayelitsha i would like to know in wich area in khayelitsha i can be able to benefit in this unemployed leaners licence program hope to hear from you shortly

  3. Akieda Lucas says:

    February 10th, 2015 at 1:28 pm (#)

    Why not implement such a program in MITCHELLS PLAIN.
    MANY OF YOUR YOUTH or rather almost ALL OF OUR YOUTH ARE UNEMPLOYED BECAUSE THEY ARE BEING EXCLUDED FROM JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND ALSO INIATIAVES LIKE THESE.

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