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The Presidential Youth Employment Initiative will soon enter its fourth phase since it began in December 2020. Stakeholders in the education sector are pleased of the progress that has been made through this initiative and have extended their gratitude to previous participants.


 The Presidential Youth Employment Intervention Phase 3 will be ending in August 2022. The Basic Education Department has also completed the planning for Phase 4 of the intervention.

Thousands of South African youth have benefited from the youth government initiative since its birth in December 2020. Education Assistants have since played pivotal roles in public schools across the country.


Teaching and General Assistant opportunities that are made available through the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) are due to return soon. Here is what participating candidates need to do in order to benefit from the initiative.

Youth currently in the third phase of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) have been encouraged to take on other opportunities that form part of this initiative. Through these particular opportunities, the youth will gain skills that will help them in the job market.


The Western Cape Education Department says they are pleased with the work that has been done by education and general assistants as part of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI). 

Approximately, 950 000 Teacher Assistant applications were received, however, due to limited resources and places available not all successful applicants were accepted.

If you are a university student who has had difficulty finding employment, then the following announcement by the Higher Education Department might be of interest to you. Here is how the Department plans to avail job opportunities to university graduates through the Presidential Employment Stimulus.

Some of the terms of the teacher assistant programme, which hinder candidates from studying, have sparked outrage among the sector's stakeholders. The program's Coordinator expands on why the Department of Basic Education stands by its decision to keep the requirement.

The third phase of the Presidential Youth Employment Employment Initiative is currently in full swing and the Eastern Cape Education Department hosted a workshop to reflect on the successes of the first two programs. Here is what the education officials had to say during the event. 

Young people who take part into the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI) need a focus on relevant and transferrable skills, workplace mentorship, contract periods and clear exist pathways. This is according to a report by Youth Capital.

The Basic Education Department has officially launched the third phase of the Basic Education Employment Initiative for teaching assistants. Here is all you need to about what it takes to qualify for the opportunity. 

The Department of Basic Education spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga has said that contracts for the previous teaching assistants will not be extended and will come to an end in March 2022.

The Presidental Youth Employment Initiative in the Basic Education Sector was a success. More than 500 000 individuals were employed through the initiative.

During the second phase of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative, the Western Cape Education Department employed thousands of school assistants in the Basic Education Sector.

The Second Phase of the Presidential Employment Stimulus with the Basic Education Sector will soon come to an end.

The Department of Basic Education has commenced the training of the 280 000 education and general assistants appointed at schools across the country. 

The second phase of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative is currently underway. Approximately 287 000 young unemployed individuals were placed at schools and given employment and training opportunities in the Education sector.

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.

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