Nearly 300,000 school support staff wait to be paid

Thousands of temporary educators and school assistants hired during December have not been paid. Courtesy #DStv403

DURBAN - Thousands of temporary educators and school assistants hired during December have not been paid.

As part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme, Basic Education hired close to 300,000 staff to support teachers and help schools comply with Covid-19 protocols.

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The department says those who haven't been paid will receive double salaries this month.

eNCA's Lethiwe Mdluli spoke to some of those who have been left high and dry.

Watch the video above.

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eNCA

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