Database to assist unemployed qualified teachers

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pretoria - The Department of Basic Education has created a National Recruitment Database aimed at ensuring that qualified teachers are employed and deployed on time to schools.

The database, which will keep details of professionally qualified educators seeking employment in public schools, will also minimise the turnaround times experienced in the filling of vacant teaching posts in schools.

All professionally qualified South African Educators are invited to register to be added to the National Recruitment Database. 

Interested parties are encouraged to download the form, which is available on the department’s website (, complete it, attach certified copies of their qualification(s) and academic record(s), and post or hand deliver it to the department.

The Database is easily accessible from anywhere in the country. Principals and School Governing Bodies (SGBs) are able to quickly identify appropriately qualified educators who meet the criteria for the post they are trying to fill.

“The Database is one of the measures employed by the department in response to delays experienced in deploying temporary teachers to vacant posts,” the department said in a statement.

The Database consists of a concise version of an educator’s Curriculum Vitae (CV).  All the information is electronically captured on a single spreadsheet and sorted by province, thus enabling easy search and filter options.

The details captured would include verified qualifications, subjects which the educator is qualified to teach and teaching experience.

Updated versions of the database are uploaded to the website on a monthly basis in order to guarantee that candidates who have found employment are removed and new candidates are added.

For more information on the National Recruitment Database visit: -

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