Gauteng Provincial Government embarked on Ntirhisano Outreach Programme in Vosloorus Stadium, Ekurhuleni on the 10th May 2018. Various GPG departments also pitched up to promote their services to the community. The Gauteng Department of e-Government, which renders electronic service delivery as one of its core mandate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution era, was among GPG departments for the day.
Youth and adults were instructively informed on how e-Government will help improve their lives through various e-Services such as the Gauteng Online Portal, e-Invoicing, Supplier on-line self-service registration and e-Recruitment. With Department of Economic Development mobile bus with technology resources inside, various entrepreneurs were easily assisted with online business registration. Unemployed citizens were visibly happy after finding out that it is simple to apply for GPG jobs online.
Most youth were unaware that GPG has an online service platform that allows citizens to electronically apply for public sector vacancies. Unemployed 24-Year-old Jabulile Kubheka said that she did not know about e-Recruitment and that she would soon begin to use it. “It looks effective, efficient and reliable than manual job application process, I will soon start using this too”, Kubheka said while registering her personal profile online.
Kubheka was not alone as there were several other young jobseekers who were eager to utilise the smart government features. Tshepo Msimang (20) patiently queued and waited for his turn to register his personal profile too. “This is certainly a better way of applying for a job in the public sector using technological devices than travelling around with a bundle of certified documents”, Msimang said.
Mbali Mtshali (25), who has just completed her personal profile registration and admin clerk job application, looked happy and satisfied.
“Look, I have just started using this e-recruitment today and to my surprise, I applied for a job immediately after completion of my profile registration, I received an acknowledgement SMS on my phone that contained a ref number”, Mtshali said with a smile. Mtshali said that such services should expand nationally as they bring about hope to people who are already hopeless about public service delivery.