DA: Thousands of teaching assistants are yet to be paid by gov

DA: Thousands of teaching assistants are yet to be paid by gov

The Democratic Alliance in KZN has criticised the provincial department of education saying the delays in paying school assistants shows poor planning on the government's part.

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Teaching assistants in KZN have not received their December salaries.

Last year, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that more than 300,000 opportunities were made available for young people as temporary school assistants - and of those 76,000 were assigned to KZN.

The candidates were put on a four months contract from December to March this year.

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In a statement, the department says they couldn't make December payments as funds had not yet been transferred to their account by 

National Treasury.

DA KZN Spokesperson on Education, Dr Imraan Keeka says this has left thousands of young people high and dry. 

"This remains a concern and the staff remain uncertain. The entire process creates undue and unnecessary expectations for and from the side of the staff. MEC Mshengu must make clear with the public as to when it will be paid." 

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