They are young, vibrant and energetic and they will be monitoring North West roads sooner than they thought. The provincial traffic department is sending 20 new recruits for training in Mpumalanga. All below 35, they were recruited from all district of the province with an objective of addressing the shortage of traffic officers in the Province.

The learners will engage in a theoretical and practical training in different traffic management levels during the duration of the programme.
The recruitment of these learners follows the department’s commitment to intensify traffic law enforcement operations and increasing the visibility of officers to reduce road accidents and fatalities on all major roads in the Province.

Community Safety and Transport Management MEC, Dr Mpho Motlhabane encouraged the 20 unemployed youth to work hard in completing their 12 months training course on Road Traffic Management.

Speaking during their farewell at the Departmental Head Offices, Motlhabane said the appointed youth must consider themselves fortunate to have received the learnership from thousands applications.

“There were thousands of applicants and you must consider yourself fortunate for being selected, this is a life time opportunity that you must never let go,” said Motlhabane.

These unemployed youth will commence their Road Traffic Management Learnership Programme at Traffic Training College in Mpumalanga.