SOWIMA PROTEST FOR JOBS IN MABOPANE.

On March 30, 2022, members of SOWIMA (Soshanguve, Winterveld, Mabopane) marched from Block CV Park Mabopane to the Sunbake Mabopane industrial site in Tshwane.

The organization attempts to combat the stigma associated with young people who are part of the statistics of graduates who are addicted to nyaope. The group stated that they would be visiting other businesses in locations where there was a similar desire.

Sunbake failed to hire workers who lived in the vicinity of the business, according to one of the organizers, Zito Mahlangu. “When our young people bring their CVs here, they are told tthat these are crime-ridden neighborhoods, and that  our young people are criminals,” he explained.

“The bakery does not contribute back to the community, the community service plan is not implemented, and the bakery is not caring about the Mabopane and Soshanguve communities; all they care about is making money.”Mahlangu added .

They also demanded that employers avoid recruiting foreign nationals as part of the “Knock and Drop My CV” campaign. Mabopane Cashbuild was the starting point for the march.One of the unemployed teenagers stated they submitted a memorandum to a senior Sunbake official and are looking for a change in the coming days that will help them escape poverty.

By: Khensani Khoza.

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