Social Employment Fund

As part of Government’s broader economic recovery agenda, the Presidential Employment Stimulus seeks to use direct public investment to support employment opportunities, counteracting job losses due to Covid-19, and creating an opportunity for growth and renewal.

A Social Employment Fund has been established as part of the social economy strategy of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition. The fund will be managed by the Industrial Development Corporation. It will support NGO’s/ NPC’s to create work that serves the common good in communities.

The seven focus areas of the SEF are:
Food security
Gender-Based Violence 


The JICP (through JICSEP) is one of 28 Strategic Implementing Partners (SIPs) working with 12 NGOs to create a total of just over 1500 work opportunities.

Our partners are;

  • Boundless City
    Anstey’s library and after-school homework program
    Ernest Oppenheimer Park basketball league (Hoop Mania) / park maintenance / public art/ safety ambassadors.

  • Clean City SA
    Unemployment, food security and waste management

  • Constitution Hill

  • Dlala Nje
    Work opportunities for volunteers assisting in the community centre.
    Youth centre library
    Training tour guides who continually work to change visitors’ perceptions of Hillbrow/ Johannesburg.

  • Downtown Music Hub

  • Johannesburg Homelessness Network
    Food gardens across Johannesburg in Randburg, Rosebank and Braamfontein.

  • Literary District
    Centred around the City’s main library, celebrating Joburg’s book culture by connecting booksellers with publishers as well as fostering a love reading, especially African literature.

  • Makers Valley Partnership
    Food security, early childhood development, recycling, skills development and support to the elderly.

  • MES
    IT and office admin, daycare, cleaning the streets of Hillbrow and adding to the capacity of the MES Adherence Club.

  • Sport for Social Change Network
    100 coaches deployed to schools for various after-school programmes.

  • Urban Space Management

  • Water for the Future
    Rehabilitation of the Jukskei River through community participation, green technology, and enterprise.