Traffic officers graduate from a training programme  

Traffic officers graduate from a training programme
OFFICER: Nineteen traffic officers from the eMalahleni Municipality this week graduated and were given their certificates my mayor Linah Malatjie. PICTURE BY Bheki Galela

They will now be on the roads for experience.

eMalahleni mayor Linah Malatje has handed over certifications to a score of traffic cop graduates…

Malatjie said they aim to change the face of the eMalahleni municipality, by adding more to the workforce.

The ceremony took place Wednesday 15 January 2020 at the mayor’s Parlour in the municipality. The leaners completed a course in traffic officer training.

The safety and security department afforded the learners an opportunity to be put through the traffic programme to train and obtain diplomas in being traffic cops.

The course took 10 months…

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Officials said the eMalahleni local municipality in Witbank topped Mpumalanga’s municipalities with a large number of learners who participated and completed the course.  

Malatjie said: “We are going to change the face of eMalahleni and as traffic officers you are charged with that responsibility.

“You must ensure that members of this community comply with the laws of this town,” she said.

She said a workforce has been added in the area and they want “to change the status-quo of the town by continuing with such youth empowerment programmes”. 

Traffic officers graduate from a training programme
Scores of learners graduated in traffic course

Community services director Selati Matlejoane said he was very impressed to see this large number of graduates achieving their dreams in traffic management.

“You were not only representing yourself but this institution of eMalahleni local municipality,” said Matlejoane.

Malatjie urged the graduates to continue through the positions of the traffic department, by taking each and everything internal opportunity seriously.

“Once we’ve taken the opportunity to appoint you as officers of our municipality, you’ll also be given an opportunity to study through the financial schemes or bursaries the municipality is offering, so that you can further empower yourself,” said the mayor.

(edited by MLM, with eMalahleni News)

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