PYEI (Presidential Youth Employment Initiative) 2022-2023: Opening Phase IV Applications with R4 081.44/Month Stipend

About PYEI (Presidential Youth Employment Initiative)
The PYEI (Presidential Youth Employment Initiative) is an initiative that is being sponsored by the Basic Education Sector with the goal of making a substantial contribution toward tackling the difficulties of youth unemployment on a national level. The Primary and Secondary Education Employment Initiative (PYEI-BEEI), which was initially implemented as the Basic Education Employment Initiative, has one of its primary goals to improve the employability of young people who are currently working as assistants in public schools across the country.

This will be accomplished by providing the beneficiaries with meaningful work experience and learning opportunities. As a result of being immersed in an adult setting, the young people who have been given leadership roles in educational institutions have acquired priceless experience, intangible talents, and core competencies. It is important to point out that the PYEI-BEEI program is an intervention that has made a positive impact on the lives of the young people who have participated in it. They now have a more optimistic view of life and a greater sense of their own value as a result of it. They have a sense of worth and are given opportunities to make contributions that are significant to society.

About the PYEI (Presidential Youth Employment Initiative) 2022-2023
PYEI (Presidential Youth Employment Initiative) opening up Phase IV (Four) of their programme with more than 255 000 job opportunities for South African youths. The PYEI (Presidential Youth Employment Initiative) was first conducted as the Basic Education Employment Initiative. Since its conception, the initative has provided more than 850 000 employment opportunities towards youths and has been placing them in more than 20 000 schools across the country. The programme specificall targets individuals who are currently not pursuing their education, employment or training (NEET).

The PYEI (Presidential Youth Employment Initiative) is available for the following positions:
1. Education Assistant Positions (EA)

  • Reading Champions
  • E-Cadres
  • Curriculum Assisatnts
  • Care and Support Assistants (CSA)

Specific Requirement: at least a Matric qualification, and preference is offered to candidates who possess a tertiary qualification (particularly in Education).

2. General School Assistant (GSA)

  • Sport & Enrichment Assistants (SEA)
  • Handymen or Women

Specific Requirement: applicants do not require to have a Matric qualification.

Selected applicants will be entitled to a monthly stipend of R4 081.44 with less 1% UIF contribution.

Programme Timeline
Please take note of the programme timeline below:

  • Registration on the application portal (on the portal): Currently open
  • Advertisement period: 5 September 2022 – 16 October 2022
  • Applications period: 26 September 2022 – 16 October 2022
  • Starting date (placement): 2023 (exact month TBA by Provincial Education Department).

Eligibility Criteria
Feel free to sign up for the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) if you are certain that you will be participating in it. Don’t worry about it if you are still unsure about whether or not you would be a good fit for the position. All that is required of you is to review the requirements listed below and compare your qualifications to the criteria established by the selection committee. Make sure that you satisfy all of the requirements that have been outlined in order to give yourself the best possible chance of being accepted. It’s possible that you won’t be automatically disqualified if you don’t do this, but it will certainly hurt your chances of being accepted.

The PYEI (Presidential Youth Employment Initiative) Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

  • Officially recognized as a citizen of South Africa
  • Currently residing within 5km of an urban school or within 30km of a farm/rural school
  • Currrently between 18-34 years old
  • Currently not particiapting in education, employment, or training (NEET)
  • Has not taken part in previous phases.

Application Instructions
Apply online: PYEI (Presidential Youth Employment Initiative) 2022-2023.

To access the aforementioned web address from your computer, it is strongly suggested that you utilize Google Chrome as your web browser (see above).

You can also submit your application by using your smartphone instead of your computer because this method is significantly more convenient. You can use Google Chrome as your web browser if you are working with an Android operating system on your handheld device. You don’t need to install any other browsers on your phone because Google Chrome comes pre-installed in handsets running the Android operating system.

Candidates are required to create an account for themselves on the application portal before they can submit their applications. Throughout the entirety of the process of registering for this course, it will be necessary to sign into this account.

By submitting your applications, you are granting permission to the selection committee to use your personal information for the purpose of registering you for the event.

Applicants’ applications will be subjected to additional examination and vetting procedures in order to ensure that they are legitimate. Anyone who is found to be misrepresenting any aspect of their applications will be barred from participating in the registration period.

Candidates are required to submit their applications using the website linked to above. Attempts to submit materials via other means, such as hand delivery or fax, will be rejected by the selection committee.

Closing Date
Applications for the PYEI (Presidential Youth Employment Initiative) must be submitted before the closing date on 16 October 2022.

By enrolling as quickly as possible, you can ensure that your application is secured as soon as possible. However, this does not guarantee instant success and is just intended to provide you with a secure position throughout the recruiting process.

Candidates that submit their applications after the deadline will be eliminated from the selection process by the committee in charge of making that decision. Any submissions that are received after the contest’s end date will automatically be disqualified, regardless of the substance of the entry.

The Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) retains the exclusive power to decide whether or not to grant employment to a particular candidate. The decisions of the selection committee are final and must be adhered to by all of the relevant parties.

Committee Details
Do you have a question regarding the PYEI (Presidential Youth Employment Initiative)? Don’t hesitate to ask! Feel free to send in your enquiries and concerns to the contact person below:
Phone number:

  • +27 80 072 7272 (SA Youth)
  • +27 60 060 333 (TeacherConnect)

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  1. Dear Madam/Sir
    My name is Angel Baker.
    I’m interest for this job please I need it really.
    I have a grade11 report but i need a job.anytime I try to find a job.
    My contact number is -.Godbless you. Thanks

  2. I’m really in need of a job have to provide for my 3 months old baby and my family

  3. This thing of age restriction is very unfair, what about those who are 35 years old and more? We all deserves a chance. We all have needs too. We are all South Africa citizens. Please give us a chance regardless of your age.

  4. Can I apply if I’m studying somewhere? Because I’m interested to know about the course

  5. What about the previous participants, they are still unemployed with responsibilities yet they are not allowed to participate again. Where are they going to participate then. It’s not fair

    1. What about those who applied with the previous ones and weren’t given the opportunity? Yes we are all in need of jobs but give other people a chance because they have been unemployed with responsibilities too.

    2. What about the others who need this chance too? The aim of this program is to give every youth the chance.

  6. Im from rural areas. I have a family and a child responsibilities that need to be taken off. I think Im the best candidate for this position since I’m a very dedicated and hard working person

  7. I have responsibilities at home that needs to be taken of I really need this job

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