JOHANNESBURG – Eskom has promised to provide over 10,000 jobs within the energy sector to residents in Mpumalanga in the next three years.
In a statement, Eskom says this is part of its development initiative to ensure sustainable socio-economic development in Mpumalanga province, adding that all residents in the region are set to benefit through infrastructure maintenance and development within the energy sector.
The statement reads, “Eskom is ideally positioned to not only support the economic development in Mpumalanga but social development as well. And as such, over 90 Corporate Social Initiatives largely driven by the Eskom Development Foundation, have been budgeted for across sites in Mpumalanga for the current financial year.”
According to Eskom, all the initiatives provided by the institution are designed to improve the energy sector in South Africa, ensuring efficient energy supply to the industrial, commercial and residential sectors alike.
Eskom interim group chief executive Sean Maritz says, “As Eskom, we believe it is important to contribute to improving the lives of the communities in which we operate. We will be engaging the community in an effort to inform them on how they can participate in these opportunities.”
Maritz also revealed the to ensure the development of the much needed skills in the province, Eskom is offering 335 bursaries and 680 learner development opportunities for young people in Mpumalanga.
He added that everyone, both boys and girls, stand an equal chance to get bursaries and learner development opportunities from Eskom.