The current “paper-heavy” and cumbersome system requires that all qualified and unemployed teachers be registered in the department’s database.
The database provides a pool of available teachers that the department can select from and interview when there is a vacancy.
However, the new system has been criticised by the unions, who said it was littered with problems.
Department spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi said the app was the brainchild of Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu following complaints from teachers about the difficulty of using the database as a recruitment tool.
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