Zuid- Afrika – Job Realisation South Africa (English)

Background of the Trust Job Realisation South Africa

With the intention of creating sustainable employment for young people in South Africa, two professionals in the Netherlands, Rob van Maanen (director of FlexPay BV) and Henk Guise (director of Innovium BV), founded Job Realisation in 2010.They established partnerships with the Services SETA; Supercare, a professional cleaning company employing 15000 people across South Africa; and Laphumilanga Youth Development Association (LYDA), a Khayelitsha-based non-profit organisation that specialises in skills development, empowering and capacitating youth in small businesses, creating jobs and in doing so fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and economic independence (Job Realisation SA, 2010). The Services SETA committed to fund 75 learnerships in the cleaning industry, LYDA assisted with the recruitment of learners and Supercare undertook to host and potentially employ the learners in their operations in Cape Town. The Services SETA provided R1500 per month per learner for the duration of the learnership. This was supplemented by a further R250 plus a quarterly performance bonus from Supercare. Job Realisation formally began their pilot project on the 1st July 2009.

The focus in the program is on the employer. During all phases of the program the employer will be asked for their needs, input and feedback. When needed Job Realisation does the recruitment as well as the selection for the employer. Once a new employee has been selected, Job Realisation offers guidance for a certain period . The aim during this period is to produce a fully competent employee and it is essential to have close contact with the employer in order to meet their needs and requirements. On request Job Realisation can offer any additional workshops, guidance or mediation to both employee and employer.

Founders of Job Realisation South Africa

Rob van Maanen and Henk Guise are the founders of Job Realisation South Africa. Their objective is to implement and supervise programs for underprivileged and unemployed youth, integrating them into the commercial society.

Rob van Maanen – the Netherlands

Rob van Maanen is director of FlexPay BV since 2001. He has worked for both profit and non- profit organisations throughout the Netherlands. As a director of the labour office in Tilburg from 1994 – 2001, he successfully established partnerships between the labour office and private companies. This resulted in a higher number of successful, sustainable placements of unemployed job seekers, including persons with disabilities. Rob has been involved with international projects since 1994, and specifically in South Africa since 2001. In 2001 he visited South Africa and especially Cape Town for the first time. Since than he came more then 30 times to South Africa. In 2010 Global Work Support established the Job Realisation South Africa Trust.

Henk Guise – the Netherlands

Henk Guise is the director of Innovium BV in the Netherlands since 2008. He has 18 years’ experience in social security in the Netherlands. Henk has implemented several Social Security System changes, having been part of senior management at a strategic level in public as well as private organisations internationally, for example South Africa since november 2008 director of Innovium BV in the Netherlands. He has an experience of 18 years in the social security in the Netherlands. He has implemented several Social Security System changes, being a part of senior management on a strategic level in Public as well as Private Organisations. Henk has made a contribution in the following countries: South Africa, Hungary, Czech Republic, Denmark, Israel, Belgium and Slovakia. Henk Guise has a master’s degree in Law and Business Administration.


Laphumilanga Youth Development Association is a non profit organisation focusing on career development, youth entrepreneurship, research, public private partnerships initiatives, youth development and job creation. Formed in August 1998, the organisation has won several awards on youth development and is a recognised youth contributor internationally.

The chairman of LYDA is Mr. Mthobeli C. January


To be the leading youth empowerment organisation in Africa through career development and youth entrepreneurship.


Formed in August 1998, the organisation has won several awards on youth development and is a recognised youth contributor internationally

Signing of the contract with the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Pretoria

9 Projects, 700 learners and reports

In 2010, 2011 and 2012 Job Realisation has had 9 projects in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria. The projects were funded by the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Pretoria and FlexPay BV in the Netherlands.

Please read the final report about the projects of JRSA here and in the report conducted on behalf of the Centre for Development and Enterprise.

First project in Cape Town with Supercare Cleaning Services in August 2009. On the 1st of August 2009 a large group of 85 young learners (18 to 25) has started their learnership for a period of 12 months. These learnerships are organized by Supercare in Cape Town.This program is a initiative of Job Realisation support and supported by Supercare, Services Seta, LYDA Youth Organization, The Khayelitsha training centre and many others.

Singning of the contract with Supercare in their head quarters in Johannesburg:


Welcoming of the Netherlands Delegation in Khayelitsha – Largest Township of Cape Town

History was made in Khayelitsha when a contingent of 17 Netherlands officials visited the Khayelitsha Training Centre made of two Netherlands Ministers, Mr Bert Koenders and Mr Frank Heemskerk to endorse support on youth learnership programmes that will see about 700 youth benefitting in the youth placement initiatives for a three-year programme in partnership with Job Realisation South Africa and the private sector, May 2009.

2013 – present

Rob van Maanen is still committed to social programs in South Africa as Cape Flats 2030, please take a look at the website for more information.

The Cape Flats 2030 Vision Initiatives (CF2030VI)

The Cape Flats 2030 Vision Initiatives (CF2030VI) is an initiative aimed at bringing credibility, local investment and job opportunities in 13 townships such as Athlone, Langa, Montana, Gugulethu, Mannenberg, Nyanga, Phillipi, Samora, Lower Crossroads, Delft, Mandalay, Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain. The model incorporates lobbying by credible thought leaders that are academics, business entrepreneurs, NGO leaders and community leaders with key focus on bring projects such as theatres, light factories, sports infrastructure and other programmes aimed at growing local community. Three past seminars attended by Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain community focussed on funding opportunities and business development and had representatives from the National Planning Commission, Jobs Fund, Business Partners, Small Enterprise Development Agency, Cornestone Institute, Department of Higher Education, Department of Trade and Industry, National Skills Fund, Human Sciences Research Council, Cape Higher Education Consortium, South African Oil & Gas Alliance, City of Cape Town, Silulo Ulutho Technologies, Reakgona Group, Phillipi Economic Development Initiative and Khayelitsha Community Trust.


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