Why China is first class for SA teachers, warts and all

02 January 2019 - 07:29 By Prega Govender
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South Africans are still queueing up to teach English in China despite several incidents of teachers being detained and deported for visa-related violations.

Two international teacher recruitment agencies confirmed they were receiving hundreds of job applications monthly from locals wanting to teach in China.

Jim Althans, director of recruitment for Gold Star TEFL Recruitment, confirmed they received about 120 applications a month, while another agency, Teacherhorizons, said they had hundreds signing up every month for posts in Asia and the Middle East.

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