A significant number of young people have been placed in the three stages of government Teacher Assistants. The department has called these people to come to claim their Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF). The Department of Education is proud of the significant number of young people who have been included in all three phases of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI), since the initiative’s launch on December 1. 2020.

According to the Department of Basic Education (DBE), participants of this initiative receive a monthly allowance of Rs 4,081.44 per month, while also contributing 1% to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).

Some participants may be currently unemployed, which allows them to receive their UIF membership fees.

Recently, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education issued a notice, clarifying:

The submission will be handled by the department itself.

KZN Education has assured former teaching assistants that their submission to the Labor Department will be completed by October 31, 2022.

It is said that a UIF payment can only be claimed if the former teaching assistant is currently unemployed.

Fortunately, during their employment, Teacher Assistants received formal and informal training from the Department of Education, giving young people the opportunity to gain the skills and experiences they would otherwise gain. used in future work.

Currently, the department has opened the application of recruits for the fourth phase of PYEI.

Applications are made online and if applicants experience internet problems, they should try again later, as long as they are within the application deadline.


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