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Welcome to SSACI
The Swiss-South African Cooperation Initiative is a public-private
partnership in development between the
Swiss and South African
governments and Swiss and South African companies.

It opens up
new pathways to employment for young
South Africans through
skills training and innovative
development projects.

Through SSACI, Swiss companies and the Swiss government have
together committed over R100'000'000 to skills development for
South African youths. Working alongside government and
partnering
with other development agencies, SSACI has developed
and implemented
projects that can be taken to scale for maximum
impact.



 


     
     
   
   

 

Description

Skills training for 200 youths from rural North west province in woodworking, cabinet-making and furniture-manufacturing

Duration

3 years, 2001-4
Lead Agency Furntrain

Budget

  • R2'320'000

Outputs

  • 200 youths trained, of whom 147 placed in employment
  • 4 new enterprises established
Salient lessons With its high demand for skilled and semi-skilled labour, the wood-products manufacturing industry offers reasonable prospects for decent employment

Date added

2001-04-11

 

 

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