1. The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has made it a priority to provide training to all Grades 8 and 9 Life Orientation teachers on Career Planning.

2. Training will be conducted at the Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute (CTLI) over a period of two days.

3. This minute serves to inform all Grades 8 and 9 Life Orientation teachers that the above-mentioned training will take place as follows:

Monday, 03 July Ė Tuesday, 04 July 2017 Training will take place over 2 days.
The times are as follows:

  • Monday: Registration at 08:00
  • Monday and Tuesday: 08:30-16:00

4. Registration

Principals are requested to complete the attached registration form (Annexure A) and return it to the relevant district GET Coordinator on or before Friday, 12 May 2017.

5. Travel
5.1 A travel allowance will be paid, subject to the following conditions:

  • Full training course attendance must be confirmed.
  • The total distance travelled for the 2-day period must exceed 100 km, i.e. at least a 50 km return trip each day.
  • The total distance claimed for the 2-day period may not exceed 280 km, i.e. not more than a 140 km return trip each day. Participants who exceed this distance will not be reimbursed for more than 280 km travelled and are advised to register for accommodation instead.
5.2 Travel claims will be assessed according to the following criteria:

Use of own car As far as possible, teachers must share transport.
Only the driver or owner of the vehicle may claim for the kilometres travelled. Passengers must be listed.
A standard rate of R3,00 per kilometre will be paid. Engine capacity will not apply.
Use of a lift club (paid or free) in a private car Only the driver or owner of the vehicle may claim for the kilometres travelled. Passengers must be listed.
A standard rate of R3,00 per kilometre will be paid. Engine capacity will not apply.
Use of the school bus The school must submit a letter indicating that the school bus was used for this course, the names of the passengers and the distance travelled.
A standard rate of R3,00 per kilometre will be paid.
Engine capacity will not apply.
Use of a registered service provider

NB: prior approval must be obtained in writing from the districtís GET coordinator.

Step 1) The school must obtain three quotations prior to the training.
Step 2) The school must submit these quotations to the GET coordinator. The lowest quotation will be accepted.
Step 3) The GET coordinator must provide written confirmation to the principal that the service can be contracted.
Step 4) The school must arrange for the hire of the service.
Step 5) After the service the SCHOOL must pay the service provider and obtain a receipt.
Step 6) For reimbursement, the school must submit a letter to the district claims manager indicating that the service provider was used and listing the names of the passengers and details of the distance travelled. The quotations, the approval of the GET coordinator and the final paid invoice must be attached.

All paperwork must be kept as evidence for the internal auditor.
The WCED will ONLY reimburse the school upon receipt of signed documentation, including the prior written approval of the districtís GET coordinator.
Teachers must arrange a group pick-up at a central point.

Use of public transport, e.g. a public taxi, bus or train for short distance travel Claims must indicate the start and end point of each stage of the journey.
Reimbursements will be made according to standard rates.
Evidence (tickets) may be requested by the claims official so that the claim can be validated.
No metered taxi fares may be claimed.

6. Accommodation and meals
6.1 The WCED will provide accommodation and meals at the CTLI for teachers from rural districts only, subject to the following conditions:

  • The distance to the training venue must exceed 50 km one way, i.e. 100 km return trip.
  • Full training course attendance must be confirmed.
  • Registration must be completed in advance.
6.2 Accommodation will be provided from the first to the last day of the training course, with the option of checking in at 14:00 and 17:00 on the day before the start of the workshop.

7. How to claim
7.1 All teachers who wish to lodge a claim must complete the attached Bank Details Form and submit it to the claims desk at the training venue on the first day. The Bank Details Form must be stamped by the bank and only an original form may be submitted. No faxes or photocopies will be accepted. Teachers must complete this form BEFORE the training starts (that is, arrive at the venue with this form already completed).
7.2 All claims must be supported by original documentation. No faxes or photocopies will be accepted.
7.3 Claimants will be reimbursed only after completion of the training course and therefore will have to pay their own expenses upfront. Where necessary, schools are kindly requested to assist their teachers in this regard. Proof of payments must be kept.
7.4 Reimbursements will be made only after careful scrutiny of claims, and the WCED reserves the right to make the final decision where there is any discrepancy or non-compliance.
7.5 All claims must be submitted at the training venue where officials will be on hand to assist claimants.
7.6 No late or incomplete claims will be accepted unless there are exceptional extenuating circumstances, and reimbursement cannot be guaranteed.

8. Queries

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the relevant district GET coordinator:

District Co-ordinator Tel eMail Fax
Metro Central Avrille Morgendal 021 514 6770 anna.morgendal@westerncape.gov.za 086 236 1892
Metro East Benjamin Crombie 021 900 7051 benjamin.crombi@westerncape.gov.za 086 664 2631
Metro North Malefo Makena 021 938 3104 malefo.makena@westerncape.gov.za 021 938 3183
Metro South Lorraine Bailey 021 370 2041 lorraine.bailey@westerncape.gov.za 021 372 1856
Cape Winelands Edgar Johannes 023 348 0605 edgar.johannes@westerncape.gov.za 086 555 0261
Eden and Central Karoo Marietjie Beukes 044 803 8394 marietjie.beukes@westerncape.gov.za 086 673 8499
Overberg James Daniels 028 214 7363 james.daniels@westerncape.gov.za 028 214 7400
West Coast Ursula Esau 021 860 1569 ursula.esau@westerncape.gov.za 086 562 3907

9. Principals are kindly requested to bring the contents of this minute to the attention of all Grades 8 and 9 Life Orientation teachers.


SIGNED: PAD BEETS
DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL: CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT MANAGEMENT
DATE: 2017:03:30

Annexure A: Registration form  (size: 29 KB)
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