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Over 30 000 Teaching Assistants Extend Their Contracts

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Over 30 000 Teaching Assistants Extend Their Contracts

Over 30 000 teaching assistants extend their contracts. The Gauteng Provincial Government has collaborated with the Nasi iSpani mass employment program to prolong the contracts of 32,000 young individuals serving as teaching assistants. This initiative aims to alleviate unemployment, particularly among the youth, in Gauteng.

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Addressing Unemployment in Gauteng

Premier Panyaza Lesufi highlights the primary objective of the program as combating unemployment within Gauteng. Despite criticism suggesting political motives, Lesufi emphasizes the necessity of providing employment opportunities for the youth.

Background: Teaching assistants extend

These young individuals were previously part of the government’s Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI), which generated over a million job opportunities for youth across the nation. However, restrictions prevented them from participating in subsequent employment programs.

National Efforts Against Youth Unemployment

President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledges the government’s efforts, including the Presidential Employment Stimulus and initiatives like SAYouth.mobi, the YES program, and collaboration with the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), in addressing youth unemployment.

Challenges and Strategies

Lizelle Strydom from Careerbox Africa emphasizes the persistent challenge of youth unemployment and advocates for streamlined processes and business involvement through impact sourcing to expedite job creation.

Conclusion

While government initiatives and collaborations like the extension of teaching assistant contracts offer hope in the fight against youth unemployment, challenges persist. Swift action, reduced bureaucracy, and public-private partnerships are essential in providing meaningful opportunities for the youth amidst a challenging labor market landscape.

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Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open

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Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open

Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open. Thousands of parents have already submitted admission applications for Western Cape schools for the 2025 academic year. However, many learners are still in need of placements.

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has received a record number of applications for Grade 1 and 8 learners for the 2025 academic year. Despite the official application period closing on Friday, 12 April 2024, parents who missed the deadline can still submit a late application.

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Late Applications Information

  • Late Application Period: Open now and will close on 12 May 2024.
  • Late Applications Processing: Late applications will only be processed after on-time applications.
  • Assistance: Parents requiring 2025 placement for their children after the completion of the late application period are encouraged to contact district education offices for assistance.

Other Grades and Application Process

For Grade R admissions and transfer requests for Grades 2-7 and 9-11, the application window will be open from August 1, 2024, to August 16, 2024. The WCED provides a straightforward online application process:

WCED Application Process

Registration (if a new user)

  • Visit the WCED online admissions website.
  • Click on “Parent Register”.
  • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Complete the registration form and verify via SMS.

Applying For Admission

  • Login with your ID number and password.
  • Create a Parent/Guardian Profile.
  • Complete the Learner Application (Grades 1 & 8 Only), providing accurate contact information and learner details.
  • Select Schools, rank them in order of preference, and upload required documents.
  • Submit the application and track the status using the learner’s CEMIS number.

The WCED emphasizes the importance of applying early to avoid last-minute complications. Parents who relocate to the Western Cape after the late application window closes or those who missed the deadline for any reason should contact their district office promptly for assistance. For further information, visit the WCED online admissions website.

Contact Information

  • For Assistance: Parents who relocate to the Western Cape after the late application window closes or those who did not apply earlier for any reason must contact their district office as soon as possible for assistance.

Conclusion

The WCED encourages parents to apply early to avoid any last-minute complications. For more information and to apply, visit the WCED online admissions website. Ensure all required documents are submitted for a smooth application process.

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