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CT creates 1,200 jobs in IT & financial training for youth

The R10 million project is part of an initiative aimed at empowering the youth.

FILE: The Koeberg Interchange, where the N1 and M5 highways intersect in Cape Town. Picture: capetown.gov.za

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says a multi-million rand investment in Information Technology and finance training over the past five years has resulted in 1,200 job opportunities for young people in underprivileged areas.

The R10 million project is part of an industry development initiative aimed at empowering the youth.

The city has invested in several sectors and says its financial backing of over R97 million since 2011 has resulted in around 28,000 jobs.

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille said: "The unemployment crisis in our country has led to many young people losing hope of finding a job, so the City of Cape Town established 107 initiatives where they trained them in different skills that we empower our young people, so that they can find jobs for themselves."