DURBAN - Jobless teachers in KwaZulu-Natal will no longer have to take long journeys to schools looking for work.
The provincial education department has launched a mobile app so unemployed teachers can easily get placements.
The teachers will be able to upload their CVs and a school principal can then select suitable candidates.
The KwaZulu-Natal Education Department receives over 5,000 new job applications every year.
In the past, candidates had to register on the department's database, which has been prone to manipulation.
KZN Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu explained the benefits of the app.
"You even select the district which you are prepared to go work at should there be any vacant post."
School principals also seem to be on board.
Neil van Jaarsveld, Port Natal School principal said, "I think it's a great initiative from the department to make sure that we can have a quicker turnaround time. That's a big problem where you sit without staff members or pupil in the class because of the time it uses."
The app is available on various platforms under the name KZN Qualified Educators.