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Teacher Assistant Applications for 2024 Phase 5 are not Open

Teacher Assistant Applications for 2024 Phase 5 are not Open. This article will guide you through about SAYouth employment opportunities including Education Assistants positions, we covered everything you may need to know concerning the program.

The Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) in the Basic Education Sector is trying by all means to provide employment opportunities to young South Africans.


The PYEI is part of a public investment in a mass employment strategy to stimulate and encourage economic activity, whilst reducing youth unemployment as well as providing meaningful work experience.

Teacher Assistant Requirements

The initiative is aimed at providing fixed-term contract job opportunities to the youth between the ages of 18 and 34, turning 35 on or before 31 March 2024.

The initiative targets youth who are not in employment, education, or training. From the 255 100 targets, with Education Assistants being 195 100 and General School Assistants allocated 60 000. Schools were encouraged to appoint a specified number of Education Assistants as graduates so that they receive the much-needed experiential learning that will support their efforts as they apply for permanent jobs.

The Assistants hired for Phase IV are paid a monthly stipend of R4 081.44 per month, this is inclusive of 1% of unemployment insurance fund of employee.

The employer also contribute 1% of UIF, making the total UIF 2%. The 2% UIF is paid to the Department of Labour and Employment.

Teacher Assistant Applications for 2024 Phase 5 are not Open

Recently there’s a circulating story and fake messages concerning the applications for Teacher Assistants phase 5 on social media platform misleading South African Jobseekers.

The Department of Education said:

”Beware of a WhatsApp message circulating about phase 5 of the PYEI in Basic Education. It’s fake news, please ignore it.”

How to apply for Teacher and General Assistant Vacancies

Once the recruitment for Phase VI is announced, candidates will be able to submit applications on portal without having to worry about costs because the system is free to use and does not require any data.

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