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"The unemployment initiative will open its phase two applications on 27 September 2021 and close on 10 October 2021." Photo: Getty Images
"The unemployment initiative will open its phase two applications on 27 September 2021 and close on 10 October 2021." Photo: Getty Images

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) recently announced that phase two of applications for teacher assistants and general assistants is open, and applicants are invited to apply until 10 October 2021. The original date closure date was 3 October, but this has now been extended.

Youth between the ages of 18 and 35 are invited to apply, but those currently in education or training, or receiving a government grant will not be eligible. Young people were alerted to this via a media release across the DBE's social media platforms.

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Eligible candidates are "encouraged to apply for this enriching experience," says the DBE.

"Candidates who are selected for placement will have an opportunity to receive training on various skills that will equip them for future employment opportunities."

Successful candidates will be placed in schools for five months, from 1 November 2021 to 31 March 2022.

The aim of this initiative is to employ at least 287 000 unemployed youth in South Africa, with 192 000 of these candidates employed as education assistants, and 95 000 as general school assistants.

Click here to apply.

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