‘Loadshedding’ behind non-payment of 30 000 KZN teaching assistants

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The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has blamed load shedding issues behind the non-payment of over 30 000 teaching assistants.

“Due to PERSAL (personal and salary system) related challenges which was compounded by loadshedding and network issues, not all could be processed before 30 November 2021,” said the department in a written response to The Witness.

The department was unable to compete the verification process regarding eligibility and capture it on the Persal.

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