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Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has made an announcement that would allow many of the SRD grant beneficiaries to be able to access the money that is owed to them.

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The Covid-19 pandemic made a bad situation worse. The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns left people without a way of generating an income while others had to take pay cuts to ensure the companies they worked for stayed in business.

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A metal worker welding

Earlier this month the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa called a nationwide strike of all its members. The cost of the strike so far is estimated at R500 million and this figure continues to rise daily.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the livelihoods of South Africans. While jobs were lost and people were forced to accept pay cuts, artists were left with very little options to generate income.

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Milpark Education was established in 1997 and was one of South Africa’s first private providers of higher management education in South Africa. 

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Teachers play a vital role in society. Along with educating our future leaders, they are also meant to provide a place of safety for their learners.

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South Africa’s power utility Eskom has filed an urgent application in the Gauteng High Court after the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) rejected their new multi year pricing plan.

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Covid-19 vaccines being packaged

The third wave of Covid-19 infections were officially declared to have ended during the past few weeks. The recent Covid-19 data supports this as new cases, positivity rate and hospital admission continue to fall.

strategic move of any employer should be to retain employees when they are still willing

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We too often hear the shout from business owners and managers: “Get rid of him now; we’ll worry about the legal costs later!” Little do they realise that ‘the costs’ they are shouting about could be immense.



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Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla

The Minister of Health says the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on COVID-19 Vaccines has recommended that individuals who have compromised immunity to get a booster shot of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Students at the University of South Africa (Unisa) have been urged to collect their certificates. This has been an ongoing issue at the university.

Some students have claimed that they have not been able to collect their certificates, but the university claims students have been reminded several times to collect their certificates. 

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Last week it was announced that children between the ages of 12-17 will be part of South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination rollout. However, one announcement made by the Coronavirus Command Council has raised eyebrows among parents.

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The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced that more than two-thirds of SASSA R350 SRD grant appeals have been finalised.

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Some applicants of the R350 grant have been approved, but have not yet received their payments. If you are one of these applicants, SASSA has explained why this could be the case. 

A number of applicants of the R350 grant have taken to Twitter to complain about not receiving payments, despite being told that they qualify and have been approved. 

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FAQ - COVID-19

The name of the vaccine is published on the Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate. Johnson and Johnson is the manufacturer of the Janssen vaccine, while Pfizer is the manufacturer of the Comirnaty vaccine.

The content of the QR code on the current version of the Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate is not human readable. Travel authorities and third parties can scan the QR code on the next version of the certificate to verify the validity and authenticity of your Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate.

You can use the Covid-19 digital vaccination certificate as proof of vaccination for international travel. However, you must enquire about the country you intend to travel to, and their policies around vaccination certificates issued in South Africa.

You can call the Covid-19 Public Hotline at 0800 029 999 for assistance. The agent will be able to provide you with the vaccination code or resend you the SMS with the required code.

Yes. You can use the same identification number you used when registering to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

The Health Department says a newer version of the digital Covid-19 vaccination certificate may become available by the end of October. The Covid-19 Vaccine passport linked to a mobile application will be ready towards the end of November 2021.

The scannable QR code and digital (cryptographic) signatures will be gradually phased in according to the Department of Health. The Department of Health will continuously provide updates should newer versions of the vaccination certificate become available. 

Only digital vaccination certificates downloaded during the trial period have expiry dates. Digital vaccination certificates downloaded after 8 October 2021 will not have expiry dates.  

 

Training Provider Articles

Suzanne Hattingh

The 4IR and COVID-19 have forced us into a new reality that requires the re-examination and restructuring of South Africa’s post-school skills development system so that it is fit-for-purpose to prepare the workforce for the new world of work.

Suzanne Hattingh

Programme accreditation is a form of quality assurance which is practised in many countries and is usually associated with purposes of accountability and improvement in programme quality.

In South African the Council on Higher Education (CHE) is responsible for quality assurance in higher education.

The Mindspa Institute

Baby Boom co-workers are stuck in a job on a level for years and a millennial counterpart arrives and gets promoted to a managerial position within a year of his/her employment. Can you understand why there is some resentment and combined feelings of fear and disappointment from the Baby Boomers?

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Latest Training Articles

Ask yourself These Questions:

1) WHAT are your Training Needs?
2) WHAT are the Training Needs of your Company, or your staff?
3) WHY do you need Training?
4) WHERE should you enquire about the above?

This course is for those who want to find out more about the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), how it works and what it means. The training will help you develop your skills and acquire the relevant qualification.

The Moderator training course will further your understanding of the NQF.

The Assessor training course is designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge required for the role of an assessor. Learners will gain understanding of what constitutes effective assessment practice with regards to the requirements of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) framework. 

The Assessor training course will help build your understanding of the NQF.

Resource Articles

Do you want to know where the money is? Check out the five highest paying jobs in South Africa.

If you are deciding on a career path, it might help you to learn more about your job prospects after you graduate or qualify to work in your chosen field.

If you’re looking for funding for your studies, you probably know you need to go through NSFAS if you qualify.

You may be a little confused as to how to apply though, so here’s a quick guide on how to apply for NSFAS online.

Thinking of studying at Unisa? Now is the time to apply for the academic programme of your choice.

According to Unisa's Website, "Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission. This includes first-time Unisa applicants and Unisa students changing to a new qualification."