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Schools will have a tough job of shortlisting more than 2, 7 million applications when they reopen.

South Africa's unemployment rate has reached a point where now it is becoming a pandemic of its own. The continuing state of natural disaster is not helping matters on the job front.

Whenever there is a move to a higher alert level some businesses are forced to close. When they reopen they usually retrench more staff due to the falling bottom line.

The alcohol industry employs thousands of people from manufacturers and along the distribution channels. When alcohol gets banned under a higher alert level workers in the industry loose their livelihoods.

The Department of Basic Education is looking to employ young people between the ages of 18 and 35. The potential employees must not be students or recipients of any form of government assistance.

To date the department through the youth.Mobi website has received more 2,7 million applications. Since the closing date for applications was extended, this figure could double before that date arrives.

The posts are part of the second phase of the Basic Education Employment Initiative. The incumbents will assist schools and educators. The Education Assistants will assist educators with administrative duties while the General School Assistants will assist with the upkeep of the school including the grounds.

Schools are going to receive lists of applicants who applied to them and then begin the process of selection. During the selection process all the requirements put forward by the department will be taken in to consideration.

If the website fails to filter those who do not meet the requirements, it will then be upon schools to do a thorough check before inviting those who are going to be put through the interview process.

Last year a lot of students were only detected after they started working. This created confusion since no one had any direction as to what needed to be done. Schools therefore just let them continue working.


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Department of Basic Education South Africa

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