The North West Department of Education has with concern received queries from those who participated in the Phase III of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative as General Assistants//Education Assistants who have not received all their stipends.

Getting to the bottom of this, the department understood that some schools could not capture all the appointed assistants on the Data Management System used by the department to capture the appointed assistants, which resulted in the department transferring more or less money to schools.

On Tuesday, 13 September 2022, the department transferred the money to schools for their payments.

At the moment, the department has embarked on a verification and mop up process to check on all those who have been overpaid or underpaid.

However, the department wishes to assure all those who participated in the Phase III of the programme that all their outstanding stipends will be processed after verification and mop up process.

The contracts of the General Assistants and Education Assistants ended on the 31 August 2022. Phase IV is expected to resume at the beginning of 2023. The youth between the ages of 18 – 34 are encouraged to apply from 26 September 2022 until 16 October 2022.

The department is giving this matter serious attention and wishes to apologise for the inconvenience caused.


For more information please contact:

Elias Malindi
Departmental Spokesperson
Cell: 072 892 8399

Author: tkhechane