The sourcing of local general labourers in Mossel Bay that can assist the contractor with construction activities of the first phase of the Mossel Bay UISP is handled by way of a “shake-shake” process. The Strategic Service Department at the Mossel Bay Municipal is responsible to arrange the process called Shake-shake to employ local labourers. A separate shake-shake is held for each area where construction will take place.
The Shake-Shake for the Emfuleni and Sewende Laan areas were held on 26 April 2022 at the Kwanonqaba Community Hall.
The contractor sent an email requesting 6 males, 2 females and 10 males reserves with 3 females reserves in the Emfuleni area, as well as 3 males, 2 females and 10 males reserves with 3 females reserves for the Sewende Laan area.
Notice of the Shake-Shake was done through loud hailing a day before the Shake-Shake in the ward. The Ward Councillor and the Ward Committee Members were informed via SMS. Unemployed people that came to apply at the Shake-Shake had to register their details, received a numbered ticket which they had to throw in a box, and which was used for the Shake–Shake process. The numbered tickets were drawn by the municipal official. The process was transparent and conducted in the presence of the ward councillor, community, officials, and contractors.
The Mossel Bay UISP project will provide many employment opportunities to the people of Mossel Bay for many years to come, and this event marks the first group of labourers that received employment.