Basic Education Launches Jobs For Young People With SAYouth

Hoping to work in the education sector? Well now could be the right time as the sector is offering job opportunities. Applications can be done online, with no extra data charges via the SAYouth datafree website.

The Basic Education sector is offering 200 000 jobs for Education Assistants and 100 000 jobs for General School Assistants. This is part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme by President Cyril Ramaphosa. 

Education Assistants will give teachers support in the classroom while General School Assistants will help schools follow Covid-19 guidelines by making sure learning areas are hygienic and safe. 

The department will create these job opportunities through the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI). National Treasury approved funding of R7 billion for the BEEI initiative that was established to address the disruptions Covid-19 caused in the education sector. 

Provincial Education Departments have already started advertising job posts on various social media platforms. Those interested in applyign are encouraged to visit the departmental social media pages.

The department hopes to hire youth aged between 18 and 35 years. Schools are expected to prioritise hiring candidates who live near the school. 

An orientation manual and several training programmes have been established to help successful candidates better their skills so they can be ready to take on their duties. 

Candidates will gain experience that they can use in future job opportunities.

The Basic Education department has partnered with Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, making the application process available online.  

Applications for the BEEI opportunities can be done on The website is a zero-rated site meaning there are no extra data charges. 


“An added benefit for the young people who register on the mobisite will be that they will gain access to many other employment opportunities, linked to their education, skills and experiences. SA Youth uses each work seeker's data to match them to opportunities and as they gain experience and skills, presents them with further opportunities,” the department said.

Successful candidates will be expected to start working from 1 December 2020.



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