In a world where the reasons behind suicide remain shrouded in mystery, the journeys of several renowned figures have emerged, shedding light on the complexities of mental health struggles.
These individuals, who have faced relationship conflicts, legal and financial issues, mental health disorders, substance abuse, and more, have managed to overcome their darkest moments. Their stories serve as a reminder of the importance of support and understanding in battling mental health challenges.
- Clement Maosa: Not once but twice, Clement Maosa tried to kill himself. The popular South African soap opera Skeem Saam, embarked on a harrowing journey following the death of his parents while he was still young. Struggling to find purpose in life, Maosa tried to kill himself twice.
2. Rachel Kolisi: Rachel Kolisi, spouse of revered rugby player Siya Kolisi, faced her own internal battle with self-harm following her parents’ divorce. Despite the pain she endured, Kolisi demonstrated unwavering determination, emerging as a symbol of resilience.
- Proverb: Renowned South African rapper, radio host, and TV personality Proverb found himself grappling with profound sadness during his divorce, exacerbated by rumors of infidelity. While he succumbed to self-destructive behavior, he managed to escape the grips of despair and rebuild his life.
- Zoleka Mandela: Granddaughter of the iconic Nelson Mandela, Zoleka Mandela openly confronted her struggles with drug addiction, the devastating loss of her daughter, and a fierce fight against breast cancer. Throughout her tribulations, Mandela resorted to self-harm as an expression of her pain, but she emerged as a survivor, inspiring others with her resilience.
- Gigi Lamayne: Genesis Gabriella Tina Manney, widely recognized by her stage name Gigi Lamayne, endured body shaming that plunged her into severe distress. Battling on the precipice of despair, she found the strength to persevere, channeling her emotions into her thriving music career.
The Nansi iSpani 2.0 Program: Creating Job Opportunities in Gauteng
The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport is looking to inject significant employment opportunities into the province with the Nansi iSpani 2.0 program. A whopping 6,000 job opportunities are up for grabs in various road maintenance projects across Gauteng.
These job openings, which include roles such as pothole patching, grass cutting, and EPWP pointsmen, mark a determined effort by the department to enhance the region’s transport infrastructure while simultaneously combating unemployment.
Nansi iSpani 2.0: Job Details and Application Process
Successful candidates will receive a monthly stipend of R3,080 for a contract period of 24 months. The application window is set to open on Wednesday, 5th July 2023, and will run until Tuesday, 18th July 2023. All interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications online via the Professional Job Centre website, here.
The prerequisites for applying include South African residency, a clean criminal record, and a minimum educational qualification of Grade 10. Applicants are also required to submit stamped proof of their current address.
The application process encourages the participation of unemployed youth, women, people with disabilities, and military veterans, aligning with the Gauteng Department’s objective to promote inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.
Applicants are required to include a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and a certified copy of their identity document in their applications. Importantly, those who had previously applied under the Nansi iSpani recruitment program will also be considered for these posts.
For inquiries, applicants can reach out to the department by calling 011-355-7125 during office hours.
Walk-in Application Centers
Alternative avenues for submitting applications include physical submission at any one of the following regional offices:
- Krugersdorp regional office: 97 4th Street, Krugersdorp North
- Benoni regional office: (R29) Main Reef Road, Van Rhyn, Benoni
- Koedeospoort Regional Office: Michael Brink Street, Tswane
- Vereeniging regional office: Lager Street, Vereeniging
- Heidelberg Regional Office: Station Road 1, Heidelburg
- Bronkonspruit Regional Office: No. 2 Industrial Crescent Road, Bronkonspruit
- Derdepoort Regional Office: 326 JR, Baviaanspoort Road, Derdepoort
The references for general workers per corridor are as follows:
- West Rand Ref: 2023/22
- Ekurhuleni Ref: 2023/23
- Tswane Ref: 2023/24
- Sedibeng Ref: 2023/25
- City of Joburg Ref: 2023/26
About the Nansi iSpani 2.0 Initiative
The Nansi iSpani initiative is a notable government effort aimed at alleviating unemployment, particularly amongst South Africa’s youth. In the local lingo, ‘Nansi iSpani’ translates to ‘Here is the Job.’ A touching name, considering the initiative’s commitment to providing work opportunities to thousands of unemployed South Africans.
Started as a part of the South African government’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), the Nansi iSpani initiative is a concerted drive to combat the nation’s unemployment crisis. The program seeks to provide productive work opportunities to those in dire need, thereby enabling them to contribute positively to the economy.
Furthermore, Nansi iSpani offers a platform for individuals to acquire skills and work experience that can better their employability in the long run. The jobs under the initiative span a wide range of sectors, from infrastructure and environmental projects to social and cultural programs. It’s not just about providing a job; it’s about empowering individuals to secure their future employment.
The Nansi iSpani 2.0, as the name suggests, marks the second phase of this ambitious project. By providing 6,000 job opportunities in the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport, it aims to further the goals of the original initiative.
The program continues to support marginalized groups, including the youth, women, people with disabilities, and military veterans, affirming its commitment to inclusivity and empowerment. Through these proactive efforts, the Nansi iSpani initiative symbolizes hope for many South Africans looking to step into the workforce.
See more Nasi iSpani opportunities here.