Unemployed young people in Cape Town have been urged to apply for the education assistant posts at the department of basic education (DBE) in the province.
The department is reportedly in need of 95 000 general school assistants. 95,000 general school assistants and 192,000 education assistants. In all, the department is looking to provide employment opportunities for 287,000 youths.
The plan to employ young people is at the behest of the presidency in South Africa via Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI). The initiative aims to ameliorate the suffering provoked by the coronavirus pandemic.
South Africa had had to shut down multiple times as a result of the virus. And with many businesses closed, people are struggling to make a living. The initiative will hopefully help thousands out there.
According to the spokesperson of the department of basic education, Elijah Mhlanga, 300,000 participated in the first phase of the exercise. He said the second phase will focus on reducing unemployment while indicating that data collected so far shows that most young people are unemployed graduates.
Applications for the second phase will reportedly close on October 3. Those interested in the advertised positions may want to apply via the website sayouth.mobi. they only have to create a profile and send their applications.