Green Jobs for SA Economy
As South Africa focuses on pro-poor growth and job creation, tens of thousands of new posts in the booming green economy are being filled by young job-seekers.
Trumpeting the job creation successes of her department’s green sector projects at a World Environment Day function in the Free State, Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa, said that the country welcomes the worldwide shift towards green economies, since it is endowed with a wealth of biodiversity.
Tens of thousands of green jobs have already been created, but the potential for even more job opportunities is huge, she said, adding that her department has started several projects around the country to bring investment to rural areas, which would otherwise hold no promise for growth.
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