Teaching assistants again unpaid

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Teaching assistants in KZN have again not been paid on time.
Teaching assistants in KZN have again not been paid on time.
Duncan Alfreds

Teaching assistants in the Pinetown district have again not being paid on time.

“Honestly, we are only continuing to work because we need the work experience but this issue of non and late payments is very distressing, because we have to borrow money to get to work and by the time we get paid, all that money goes towards paying people back,” said one teaching assistant who asked not to be named.

Late last year, at the height of the Covid-19 second wave, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) hired over 200 000 teaching assistants across the country.

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