Metrorail assesses job creation initiatives

Metrorail will conduct thorough assessments of community projects.

Metrorail says it’s doing all it can to conduct thorough assessments before engaging community projects. Picture: Sapa.

CAPE TOWN - Metrorail says it's doing it's homework before going into business with a community based organisation.

The Progressive Women's Movement approached the rail giant with a project, which could see youth and women cleaning rail reserves.

The group, however, has ties to the controversial Ses'khona People's Rights Movement.

It's been reported Ses'khona has offered unemployed people jobs at Metrorail provided they join the organisation at a fee of R25.

Metrorail says it's not aware of this and has distanced itself from the alleged scam.

Metrorail's Riana Scott says, "While we recognise there's a need for job creation, the idea was accepted in principle and we've established a working committee. We must access the feasibility of this initiative and submit a more detailed proposal by the end of July."