Cape Town’s efforts to address unemployment have been successful, as the city has the lowest unemployment rate among South Africa’s metros. Mayor Geordin HillLewis recognizes the progress made but acknowledges that there is still much to do to foster economic growth, lift people out of poverty, and create jobs.
The CBD Regeneration Project is an initiative to provide sustainable livelihoods and employment opportunities for people experiencing homelessness in Cape Town. The Enterprise and Investment Department of the Economic Growth Directorate and NPO Khulisa Solutions fund the project. Since its inception, the project has recruited hundreds of homeless individuals who have been trained and employed in various communities throughout the City.