File photograph: Sarah MakoeBy Chulumanco Mahamba 3h in the past Greater than 2.7 million purposes from unemployed youth have been acquired by the Division of Fundamental Schooling (DBE) for the second part of its Fundamental Schooling Employment initiative. The DBE stated that, as of seven.30am on Saturday, it had acquired greater than 2.7 million purposes from 475 918 younger individuals in Part II of its Fundamental Schooling Employment Initiative. It stated “extraordinarily excessive” volumes of site visitors had led to its web site slowing down and at occasions crashing. The purposes for Part II opened on September 27 and had been to shut at midnight yesterday. Nevertheless, the deadline was prolonged to midnight on October 10. The Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI)-Fundamental Schooling Employment Initiative (BEEI) was began this 12 months to supply unemployed younger individuals employment and coaching alternatives within the schooling sector. The division is looking for to supply 287 000 unemployed younger individuals with 192 000 schooling assistant and 95 000 normal college assistant positions. Statistics South Africa’s Quarterly Employment Statistics survey, launched final week, confirmed that complete employment fell by 86 000, or 0.9 p.c, from 9 652 000 in March, to 9 566 000 in June.
“The division wish to take this time to thank younger individuals for the keenness proven in direction of making a distinction within the Fundamental Schooling sector, and want them nice success with their software,” the division stated.» Read more from www.iol.co.za