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Hydrant Hustle – EPWP jobseekers help ensure fire hydrants are in order <p>There are approximately 57 803 fire hydrants along the city's approximately 10 000km road network that supply water for fire emergencies. Unfortunately in many areas these hydrants are routinely vandalised or obstructed with unapproved building work. <br></p><p>A total of 26 jobseekers have been recruited to assist with inspections of fire hydrants as part of the Workers (Hydrant) project, while a further five recruits with matric and a valid code B licence are being contracted as EPWP drivers/supervisors. All recruits were sourced from the City's Jobseekers Database. <br></p><p>Hydrant workers receive on-the-job training from handymen and their supervisors, whereas drivers/supervisors benefitted from a smart driving course to help strengthen their CV for possible future employment opportunities within the City. All beneficiaries on the project were also sent on fire safety-awareness training. </p><p> <span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/001.jpg" alt="" style="width:909px;" /></figure></span></p><p>'Considering the possible dire consequences if fire services teams reach the scene of a fire to find the hydrant has been vandalised or built over, this project is a great example of the major value EPWP workers and projects can bring to the City. I would like to commend those who conceived of this project as it manages to provide a valuable service at an affordable cost, while at the same time providing a lifeline to jobseekers,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg. <br></p><p><strong>How to register for EPWP job opportunities</strong></p><p>If you would like to be considered for EPWP work opportunities, register on the Jobseekers' Database at your local sub-council office. <br></p><p>Please bring a copy of your CV, your ID or a valid South African work permit and proof of residence. EPWP beneficiaries are randomly selected from this database. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information, contact the EPWP HelpDesk on 021 400 9406 or email <a href="mailto:epwp.help@capetown.gov.za">epwp.help@capetown.gov.za</a>. (07:30 until 15:30).<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2024-04-06T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#8116a21d-447e-4cb0-b50d-1fbd04f4b2f0;L0|#08116a21d-447e-4cb0-b50d-1fbd04f4b2f0|EPWP;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb1Media Office, City of Cape Town0

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