Traffic light jobseeker gets Sasol job interview

Malwandla Hadebe. Picture: Facebook

Sasol SA responded to a jobseeker’s plea for work after she was photographed standing at a traffic light in Johannesburg.

A previously unemployed graduate who stood at a traffic light seeking a job may get employment from Sasol SA.

This after a photograph of her standing at a traffic light circulated on social media and was shared more than 400 times on Facebook.

The qualified chemical engineer, Malwandla Hadebe, bravely stood at a traffic light in Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg with a cardboard sign and her CV.

Her effort yielded good results when she recieved a call from Sasol SA:

With the unemployment rate increasing, Trading Economics records: “The unemployment rate in South Africa increased to 26.7% in the three months to March of 2016 from 24.5% in the previous quarter and above market expectations of 25.3%. It was the highest reading since September 2005, as the number of unemployed rose by 10% whereas employment fell 2.2%.”

“The number of unemployed persons increased by 10% to 5.7 million from 5.2 million in the previous quarter. Meanwhile, not economically active population edged down by 0.04% to 15.05 million and discouraged work-seekers went down by 7.5% to 2.4 million,” said the report.

– Caxton News Service


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