Western Cape young people, between the ages of 18 and 35, have less than a week to apply for teacher’s assistant positions as part of the second phase of the country’s Basic Education Employment Initiative.
The province has almost 30-thousand positions available.
Successful candidates will support teachers with administrative tasks and classroom management, while others will assist with maintenance, cleaning and general administration at schools.
Director of Communications at the Western Cape Education Department, Bronagh Hammond.

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The Department of Basic Education has dispelled rumours that matric pupils will be forced to get vaccinated against Covid-19, as their final exams approach.

DBE spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said eligible matriculants, who are 18 years of age, or older, are encouraged to take the vaccine, but will not be forced to do so.

Mhlanga says there is no requirement for matric candidates to be vaccinated before being allowed to write exams.

To read the DBE’s announcement on the change to the 2021 examination timetable, click here.

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The Department of Basic Education has urged teachers and other school-support staff, who qualify for their Covid-19 injection, to get their vaccination this week.

This after the DBE announced the extension of the sector’s vaccination programme until 14 July this week.

Media relations-officer at the DBE, Terence Khala.

Khala says the DBE hopes to vaccinate the majority of the country’s more than 700-thousand teachers and other staff by the end of this week.

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The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has urged teachers to get themselves vaccinated.

With the vaccination of teachers coming to an end this week, teachers and other school-support staff have been urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

The DBE spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga says more than 333-thousand teachers and school-support staff have already been vaccinated with their one-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine.

Mhlanga says the aim is to vaccinate more than 582-thousand employees in the sector, by the end of the vaccination-drive.

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The Department of Basic Education says all the required Covid-19 health and safety protocols would be in place when primary schools learners would be required to return to school on a full-time basis toward the end of July.

Minister Angie Motshekga gazetted the changes to the school guidelines late last week which says that ALL primary school learners will have to report for classes on a full-time basis on 26 July.

Spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga says studies have shown that primary school learners are not at high risk of Covid-19.

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