Dept. of Basic Education hiring 3000 unemployed youth – to be paid R3500 salary

November 18, 2020
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November 18, 2020 Tumelo Moloi

As part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme, the basic education sector aims to create 200 000 employment opportunities for Education Assistants and 100 000 for General School Assistants.

Now, the Department of Basic Education has announced plans to create 300,000 job opportunities for the youth through the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI).

The 300 000 employment opportunities are targeted at youth between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. Recruitment will take place at the community level, with schools required to prioritize candidates living near the school.

Provincial Education Departments have already started issuing advertisements to recruit qualifying candidates for this initiative using a wide variety of media platforms. Interested parties are urged to look out for the adverts in all provinces.

Education Assistants will support teachers in the classroom and provide extra support to learners. General School Assistants will help schools to comply with COVID-19 protocols while ensuring that teaching and learning take place in a safe, secure, and hygienic environment.

The young people will start working in public schools across the country between 1st December 2020 and 31st March 2021. The DBE has partnered with Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator to digitize the recruitment processes across the provinces.

Candidates will be able to apply for employment opportunities via  The DBE job opportunities can be accessed through this link >

This is a zero-rate mobisite that can be accessed through a mobile phone. Candidates without access to the internet can call 0800 727272, which is a toll-free number.


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