The Kusile power station is a new coal-fired power plant in South Africa. The $5.5 billion project, which will have an installed capacity of 3,000 megawatts (MW), is the most significant single investment in the country’s energy sector and one of the largest in Africa. Construction began in 2014 and is scheduled to be completed by 2020.
The Kusile power station will provide electricity to approximately 2.7 million people in Gauteng province, South Africa’s most populous province.
The Kusile Power Station careers needs new employees. The power station has recently advertised for several vacancies, but there have been no responses.
The power station’s spokesperson said that the lack of applicants is not due to prejudice against hiring people with disabilities but instead because the applicants they have been looking at are not the right fit for the job.
The spokesperson did say that they are open to considering applications from people with disabilities if they are qualified and meet the requirements.
This situation raises some interesting questions about what it means to be “qualified” for a job and how we define “the right fit.” It also raises questions about whether or not businesses should be obligated to consider people with disabilities when advertising vacancies.