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ramaphosaTimesLIVE reports that a qualified teacher who has never had a paid teaching job since graduating eight years ago with a BEd from Unisa might finally get one thanks to the 29 May general election campaign.

During President Cyril Ramaphosa's door-to-door campaign at Shongweni, west of Durban on Sunday, he visited the Nene family home. Ramaphosa was met with tears as Slindile Nene, 42, and her mother told the president of their pain because of her unemployment. Even after volunteering for three years at schools nearby, teaching up to grade 11 isiZulu, life skills and social sciences, she has never been employed or paid a stipend. “I'm on every database of unemployed teachers but when it's time for employment it's like they never get to my name. I don't even get assistant teacher opportunities because I am over 35 years of age,” Nene told Ramaphosa. The family live off the mother's old age grant and child support grant for two grandchildren. “I want this matter resolved,” the president instructed staff during the conversation. He assured Nene her matter would be “fixed”.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Zimasa Matiwane at TimesLIVE

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