Mpumalanga graduates from Russia demand job placements

Some graduates under the Mpumalanga Department of Education’s Ephraim Mogale Bursary Scheme marched to the Mpumalanga Provincial Government buildings in South Africa on Wednesday 20 September demanding employment, writes Bongekile Khumalo for Mpumalanga News.

The graduates, who studied medicine, engineering and veterinary sciences in Russia, said they have been without jobs since they came back more than a year ago, while some of the medical graduates have not been able to register to practise in South Africa under the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

One of the medical graduates, Dr Lucky Mhlongo, said they are facing the consequences of trusting a government that has failed them continuously since 2016. “For over seven years, we have asked the government to help us to write the examination to qualify as doctors in South Africa, and to prepare job placements as promised when we went abroad to study,” he said.
Full report on the Mpumalanga News site