Giyani View

Youth Short- Changed Off Their Hard Earned Cash, Get The Short End Of The Stick In Exchange Of A Non-existent Learnership

A group of young people from disadvantaged families background from the Greater Giyani precinct were left in the lurch, after their due learnership stipends weren’t paid for months now. 

Giyani View learnt that the youth from ka- Ngove village were made to pay R100 each, in exchange of a learnership program under the auspices of a Gauteng based company  Delen Digital Corporate Solutions in Giyani Kremetart. 

According to a reliable source who’s identify could not be revealed for fear of reprisals, said the contracts awarded to these students in 2018 were for a duration of twelve months, and after that, they were then cut and reduced to three months. 

“Their contracts came along with a stipend of R2,940 monthly, which none amongst the registered students on the aforesaid leanership had received remuneration till to date. 

“Risimati Chris Rikhotso who is a ward councillor in Ngove village took advantage over the unsuspecting students and they were duped in the process.

 “He collected R100 from each applicant, and in the process, they had to oblige and join the ANC in exchange for this learnership.

“Rikhotso and a health care practitioner, Bongani Maringa (recruiters) the both of them are ANC cadres in good standing and, have ever since got promoted after using underhand tactics to coerce the applicants in to joining the ANC in exchange of a learnership”, he said. 

The learnership didn’t take place last year 2018, however the same students were awarded yet another three months contracts this year in July.  

Bongani Maringa told Giyani View that there’s no stipend allocated to the learnership. Maringa added that she wasn’t aware of the R100 paid by the applicants from Ngove village. 

One of the students, on Monday… told Giyani View that Maringa sent them SMSs requesting them to avail themselves for a must to attend meeting on Tuesday. 

“We aren’t getting what we have signed up for, and no communication is forth coming from the management. Nobody knows why the learnership came to an abrupt end, and why we were never paid for two months. 

“It is difficult to apply for a job when you already have signed a contract elsewhere”, she added. 

Rikhotso and Delen Digital Corporate Solutions, Justice Makura weren’t reached for comment.

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