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To: Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga and President Cyril Ramaphosa
Angie Motshekga must expand + extend contracts for The Presidential Youth Employment Initiative
When the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative and Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI), which is part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus opened opportunities for the youth in South Africa to be employed, it gave hope to struggling families. This initiative has helped young people put food on the table for their families. The Presidency and Basic Education Department must implement measures to ensure that young people are permanently employed.
Assistant teachers and General workers play a crucial role in helping students in the schools they are placed in.
-They offer extra classes
-Take care of students
- We call on Minister Angie Motshekga and President Cyril Ramaphosa to extend these contracts
-As well as expand the initiative so new cohorts are added to it.
Why is this important?
This contract extension will help thousands of youth and their families struggling as it is to make ends meet. Some employees have started going to school and pursuing Education due to the opportunity that was given by the Basic Education programme. Some families depend on us, and some of us have children. This programme has made a massive difference in our lives. Please extend our contracts Mama Angie. Youth unemployment rate in South Africa has increased to 64.4% in the second quarter of 2021 from 63.3% in the first quarter of 2021 .
 South Africa Youth Unemployment Rate: https://tradingeconomics.com/south-africa/youth-unemployment-rate