Statistics South Africa(Stats SA) has 165 000 jobs available for the 2022 census. 2021 matriculants have been encouraged to apply soon after receiving results on 19 January.

JOBS: STATS SA WANTS MATRICULANTS TO APPLY FOR TEMPORARY JOBS

The large opening was first posted in October 2021 with an application deadline of 31 December 2021, however, the government department has now decided to keep the posts open until 31 January. Why? Matriculants will be issued with their results on 19 January.

The mass recruitment requires staff in five job categories namely, fieldwork/data collection, data capturing, data processing, clerical and administrative, and supervisory roles.

GENERAL REQUIRES FOR CANDIDATES:

For the jobs, Stats SA expects applications to have matriculated, be able to speak one of Mzansi’s official languages, face irregular hours and be local citizens with no convicted cases.

The note said:

  • Have a minimum of a Senior Certificate (Matric or equivalent).
  • Be proficient in any of the 11 official languages.
  • Be willing to work over weekends and outside of normal office hours.
  • Be an RSA citizen with no criminal record.

To apply, please follow this link to Stats SA’s jobs portal.

AMAPIANO BLAMED FOR ALLEGED 32% MATRIC PASS RATE

In other matric-related news, Amapiano have been blamed for an alleged 32% matric pass rate, which will be released next week. The Gauteng Department has responded to the claims saying it’s all nonsense.

The claim was made in a letter that has done the rounds on social media. It has the Gauteng Education Department’s letterhead on it, wherein the text says the 2021 results have been confirmed ahead of the official release next week.

The letter claims that the matric pass rate is 32% and Amapiano music is the reason. The letter alleges that Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi supported the statement about the dominant dance music genre.

“Amapiano is the reason behind these kids failing,” Lesufi said, according to the letter.

The department has now rubbished the letter as utter fake news.

“The Gauteng department of education condemns a fake letter regarding the pending matric results as it undermines our MEC as well as our matriculants.” Read the full story here.

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