Former Bosasa employees contracted in various correctional centres have been given new contracts by the Social Development department.

The contract between Bosasa and the Department ended on Thursday after the embattled company was liquidated in August.

Hundreds of employees working at Secure Care Centres were not certain about their jobs following the liquidation.

Polokwane’s secure care centre was also under Bosasa.

It is one of two rehabilitation facilities in Limpopo, offering vocational training in various fields.

The 150 employees received three-month contracts on Friday.

“It is a relief that the Department has saved our employment so it is a good feeling because there were lot of uncertainties. We will continue with our work and take care of the children”, says employee, Rodney Rikhotso.

The Department says the arrangement will save government millions of rand, while addressing the problem of job losses.

Bosasa had eleven centres countrywide with hundreds of employees in various fields, ranging from social work to teaching and cleaning among others.