Local workers from the Colchester area within the Nelson Mandela Bay benefiting from the construction taking place in the Coega IDZ. (left to right – front) Morne Herbst, Richardo Abrahams, Mpumelelo Gqogqani (back) Shane Arnolds Cheslyn Billet.
“I am grateful for this opportunity because now I can put food on the table for my family and pay for my child’s school fees as I was not working before,” said Cheslyn Billet, 27 year old, general worker at one of the projects.
Mpumelelo Gqogqani said,”I have two kids and come from a family of five with only my father working. It was difficult for him to provide for the entire family. This job will alleviate the pressure at home and assist with taking my kids to school”.
Shane Arnolds: “I’m learning a lot and I must say I’m enjoying the work I’m doing. I currently have three kids who I’ve managed to take to school due to my employment here at the Coega IDZ. What is even nicer is the fact that I can even give them a bit of lunch money.”
Morne Herbst: “I’m married with two children and was unemployed before I got this opportunity. Today, I’m able to provide for my family. I enjoy what I do and would like to pursue a course in building and construction so that one day I may be qualified.”
Richardo Abrahams: “This opportunity represents new beginnings for my career and family. I live with my partner and 10 year old son plus two-month-old baby. Before this job I was unemployed and I also have to take care of my extended family as they also are unemployed.”
Date: December 11, 2015 06:06
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