Tuesday, 29 October 2013 19:30

180 000 employed through government infrasturcure spend

About 180 000 people had found work through government's infrastructure programme up to March this year, according to Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

In a written reply to a parliamentary question, he said the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission was tracking job numbers on 150 ""project clusters"" of the National Infrastructure Plan.

"As at March 2013, approximately 180 000 people were employed on these projects, with the largest single-site employment at Medupi power station (14 418 persons) and Kusile power station (14 002 persons)," Patel said.