Those hired as teacher assistants through the Basic Education Employment Initiative will be commencing with work this week. The initiative will run for a few months.

Exciting new journeys for Teacher Assistants as they begin at schools next week. Here is what they can expect from a job as an Education or General School Assistant.

Applications to become a school assistant through the Basic Education Employment Initiative close today, 10 October 2021! Apply NOW before it is too late. 

Applications for the school assistant positions powered through the Basic Education Employment Initiative will close very soon. The Department of Basic Education invites unemployed youth to apply so this is your last chance.

Through the Basic Education Employment Initiative, there'll be thousands of South African youth being hired as school assistants. Unfortunately, Funza Lushaka bursary holders can't apply, here's why.

The Department of Education will be employing teacher assistants again in November 2021 and you might be interested in earning an income but if you are a NSFAS student you unfortunately do not qualify for this post. Keep reading to find out what the requirements are to qualify for the teaching assistant post. 

The Basic Education Employment Initiative has invited the youth of South Africa to apply for the opportunity between the 27th of September and the 3rd of October 2021.

Applications to work as School and Teacher assistants as part of the Basic Education Employment Initiative are now open. Here’s who qualifies for these teacher assistant jobs.

The Department of Basic Education employed more than 300 000 teachers assistants to help teachers across South Africa as they faced the new challenges brought about by Covid-19 pandemic. You may be wondering what their duties are at school, well keep reading to find out. 


With Treasury on board, the Department of Basic Education will have the teacher assistants programme up and running for a second time around. It's said that these assistants will be of major help and assist schools to cope.

Round two might be coming up for teacher assistants with Minister Motshekga saying the new school regulations could need teacher assistants to be hired again. Primary schools have returned to the traditional daily timetable.

The Department of Basic Education are now discussing a possible second phase for the school assistants programme which fell under the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative. More than 300 000 young people were hired to assist in schools.

Teachers Assistants in the Free State have had their prayers answered now that their contracts have been extended. As part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme, 300 000 youth across South Africa were hired to be school assistants.

If you participated in the School Assistants programme, Youth Capital wants to hear from you. Your voice and opinions are important and can help those who design and implement these programmes make them more relevant.


Remember the 300 000 school assistants who were hired? Sadly, their contracts will soon come to an end. School staff are now worried about what will happen without these assistants there to help them with many hoping for contracts to be renewed.

Following multiple reports of the Department missing out on payments to General and Education Assistants, the Department of Basic Education has now responded. The hiring of school assistants forms part of the Basic Education Employment Initiative.

More than 300 000 youth in South Africa have been employed as education and general assistants, more than 19 000 will be welcomed to address academic disruptions caused by Covid-19 in the Free State. 


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