Many teaching assistant jobs will soon be available, first for you late 2022.

Many teaching assistant jobs will soon be available for South African youth.

The Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) created around 270 000 jobs in the education sector, and soon, many new teaching assistant jobs and general school assistant posts for young people will open up again.

The South Africa government communications agency has called on youth to register a SA YOUTH MOBI profile to access many teaching assistant jobs and other positions, or to join the Teacher Connect WhatsApp Bot on 060 060 3333.

Application requirements for the new teaching assistant jobs EA and GSA posts:

  • Applicants must be 18 to 34 years old at the time of your application;
  • Applicants must be new to the programme;
  • Applicants must live within 5km’s from the school. A distance of 30km’s is allowed for small, farm or micro farm schools;
  • Education Assistant applicants must have a Matric qualification, except in the case of Funza Lushaka grads;
  • Youth with a disability are encouraged to apply.

Get more information for teaching assistant jobs:

Call the toll-free support line on 0800 72 72 72, Monday – Friday, 09h00 to 16h30.
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The Funza Lushaka bursary

About 280 000 young South Africans took part of the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI) and is now encouraged to apply for other positions. The Funza Lushaka bursary will be a perfect answer for the participants that are keen to study teaching.

The third phase of the current Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI) is nearing its end, and current participants now consider becoming teachers. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is encouraging these participants to apply for the Funza Lushaka bursary.

The Funza Lushaka Bursary covers the following:

The Funza Lushaka Bursary covers tuition fees, accommodation and food, books and study materials, practical teaching and possibly a small monthly allowance. The recipient of the Funza Lushaka bursary does not have to pay back any of the money .

The Funza Lushaka Bursary application requirements:

  • Academically exceptional student, 30 years or younger;
  • Applicant should be studying or wish to study a Bachelor of Education (BEd) or a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) at a public South African university;
  • Have matric with a level 4 pass level in the same subject as which the applicant wants to teach;
  • A mathematics pass or level 4 pass in Mathematical Literacy ( Grade 12 level ) for participants wanting Foundation Phase specialisation, plus, a level 4 pass in the Home Language.
  • Applicants wanting to specialise in teaching Technology subjects, such as CAT. must have at least a level 4 pass in Mathematics if they do not have these subjects at matric level;
  • Two Technical Subjects, or modules, studied up to second-year level and recorded as a qualification completion.

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Applications

Applications for the Funza Lushaka bursary for 2023 will open on 1 October 2022.

Applications for the Funza Lushaka bursary can be made on the Funza Lushaka

To access, register and apply for the Funza Lushaka Bursary the following 9 easy steps should be followed:

NOTE: All first time applicants must be 30 years or younger to apply for Funza Lushaka Bursary.

Follow these steps to Funza Lushaka Information Management System in order to apply.

  • Open the e-Gov portal;
  • Register with personal information;
  • Login to the system Use user name and password to login;
  • Click Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme on the e-Services menu
  • Enter your OTP that was sent to you;
  • Accept the Terms and Conditions;
  • Click on the 2022 application button;
  • Follow the steps to fill in the required field with your details;
  • Accept the declaration to confirm the information captured.

We wish you success.

Many new (PYEI) teaching assistant jobs and general school assistant posts for young people to open up soon.


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