FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
12 APRIL 2022
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MKI1000 – PROVIDING TEMPORARY DATA COLLECTION JOBS TO UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES
This media release is issued in response to the recent social media complaints about the subject project.
The Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) recently recruited ad hoc temporary data collectors through an advertisement entitled “MKI 1000” with the intention of providing short-term, project-based job opportunities to unemployed graduates across the KZN province.
In January of 2022, publicised a Call inviting unemployed youth to apply for a 12-month Data Collector and Data Collection Supervisor opportunities. The advert clearly stated that the “Unemployed graduates will be part of a pool of graduates that will be assigned projects from time to time”. The Call was met with great enthusiasm from the public. More than 3500 applications were received. A number far greater than anticipated. Some of the successful candidates have already been contracted and assigned to projects. More successful candidates will be assigned and contracted as and when projects require. Payment is based on services rendered, on the applicable rates within 30 days of completing the assignment.
Management of the Institute understands the frustration that unemployed graduates are experiencing. Our plight to alleviate the unemployment crisis, by providing short-term, project-based contracting, has unfortunately led to the misinterpretation for full-time employment. We would like to reassure applicants that the call for data collectors is in fact a real and earnest opportunity. We urge you to be patient and wait for their turn to be contracted as the projects unfold. Precise communication will be done with relevant candidates in due course.