Employment and Labour embark on work seekers registration drive in Bo-Kaap
25 May 2023

In an effort to assist work-seekers to access available opportunities in the labour market, the Department of Employment and Labour in the Western Cape through its Public Employment Services (PES) is inviting work-seekers in the Bo-Kaap and surrounding areas to an advocacy session.

The advocacy session will serve as a platform for work-seekers to receive information regarding opportunities for work and learning.

The presence of the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment in the Bo-Kaap -  one of Cape Town's oldest communities - prompted the Department to intervene.

PES plays an important role in job creation and retention, as well as assisting employers and job seekers to adjust to changing labour market conditions.

Furthermore, PES has an electronic database known as the Employment Services of South Africa (ESSA) that connects work seekers with available job opportunities for placement purposes.

As part of the initiative to reduce unemployment, officials of the department will during the advocacy session register work seekers on the ESSA database with the possibility of being matched for available job opportunities in future. Work seekers will also be provided with guidance on how to write a proper CV, interview skills and what hinders them from being shortlisted. Information on career information and study options from educational institutions within the province of the Western Cape will also be provided.

The media is invited to attend and cover the advocacy session which is scheduled to take place as follows:


Venue: Schotsche Kloof Primary School, 76 Tanabarus Street, Bo-Kaap

Date: Saturday, 27th May 2023

Time: 9h00-13h00


For more information, please contact Smith Brand on 071 490 8553


For media enquiries, please contact:

Jason Lloyd

Provincial Communication Officer: Western Cape

082 728 5476/ Jason.Lloyd@labour.gov.za


Issued by: Department of Employment and Labour