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UIF assists former assistant teachers

Former teacher assistants claim payments from the Unemployment Insurance Funds during a campaign at the education departmental Capricorn North offices in Ladanna.

Employment and labour officers had fewer Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) payment claims for former assistant teachers last Tuesday in Capricorn, following four days of receiving 683 requests from the district.

A campaign was held at Capricorn North’s education departmental offices in Ladanna on November 14-17, with the department announcing recently that there were still around 56 000 applicants whose contracts were terminated at the end of September, after being part of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI).

Administration officer Koketso Matlala said the programme alleviated the strain of having to travel far to access such services. Their department partnered with the Education Department’s office for the special recruitment.

The claimants came from Moloto, Moletjie, Mogoshi, Vlak/Bakone, Kolot, Maune and Bahlaloga circuits. Provincial communications officer, Mapula Tloubatla said 683 applications were processed, and 436 were assessed with 404 being approved.

“Teacher assistants who were not able to visit the venue on these dates can visit their nearest office of the department or submit their applications,” she remarked.

The campaign will also be held in the Mopani District at Mamaila Molototsi circuit in Tzaneen; Vhembe District at Malamulele Central and Malamulele West circuit at the Malamulele Central Hall next to the New Era Private school in Giyani.

Other parts of the province will be visited up to December 5.

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