For Immediate Release 

30 September 2015

EThekwini To Address Skills Gap Through Community Skills Audit 

EThekwini Municipality will on Thursday, 01/10/2015, launch a Community Skills Audit project at the Durban City Hall. The audit, which will be conducted in all its 103 wards, will use unemployed youth to document skills and competencies within communities in order for the Municipality to create a database for existing local skills and identify gaps that may need to be addressed.

The database will be used to identify existing educational qualifications and skills in the community and provide an analysis of further education and training needs, to develop the skills we need to grow the economy. 

The Municipality is committed to assisting the people of eThekwini unlock their potential and develop them into a qualified and professional workforce especially in unemployed youth and small businesses. This will improve employment and business development. 

EThekwini residents are requested to participate in the eThekwini skills audit by registering on the Municipal skills database. 

If you have a formal qualification and a set of skills please visit your Ward Councillor’s Office or Sizakala Centre and register. You can also register online Skills Audit​


Date: Thursday, 01 October 2015

Venue: Durban City Hall (Main Auditorium)

Time: 09:00 

RSVP: Khaya Sengani on 031 311 4808, 


Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Head, Tozi Mthethwa.

For more information members of the media can contact Gugu Sisilana on 031 311 4855 or email: or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 4855 or email:

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