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The minister of social development recently revealed that more than 8 million applications for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant were made in the final week of April 2022. However, some grant applicants have not received feedback since submitting their appeals. 


Private institutions accommodate approximately 5% of the population with a growing number of private institutions offering an online education. Home schoolers have more than doubled over the last 20 months, making up some 300 000 students or 2.5% of the school learners since the start of COVID-19.

A policy that guaranteed incentives for qualified teachers working in rural schools has officially been withdrawn by the education department. This could have lasting implications for education in these areas.


South African power utility Eskom have revealed that loadshedding will continue throughout this coming week as the country faces a continued shortage of generation capacity.


With around 46% of South Africa’s population benefiting from a social grant, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has revealed how it has planned to ensure that grant recipients receive the necessary services as convenient as possible.



Stellenbosch University has been in the news for the wrong reasons after the university had to deal with an incident of racism and the sexual assault female of a student in separate incidents.  


The following core competencies are set out in the Department of Higher Education’s Competency Framework for Career Development Practitioners in South Africa, 2016.

High inflation and the rising cost of living in South Africa have left citizens trying to stretch their salaries to meet their needs. This has seen an intensification of labour unions calling for salary increases.


After heavy rain and flooding plagued parts of KwaZulu-Natal this weekend, the education department is concerned about the safety of teachers and learners in the province. 


Change is daunting, but ultimately necessary and inevitable, especially in business. The businesses on the forefront of change are the ones that survive and prosper.And the employees who possess the skill of being highly adaptable to change, are the ones who get and stay employed as well as grow in their careers.


In a country with extreme levels of poverty and unemployment, an SMS from a governmental organisation known for providing grants to citizens may seem reputable, but this may not be the case.


At the end of April, all previous beneficiaries of the Social Relief of Distress R350 grant benefits were told they had to reapply for the crucial support mechanism.  


Asylum seekers often leave their country of origin to seek recognition and protection as a refugee in South Africa. However, do asylum seekers qualify for the R350 grant?


Think a nudge and a wink are fine for the office? You'd be wrong (and may be up on harassment charges)


Consumers should brace themselves for higher debt repayment after the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced a 50 basis point increase to the repo rate. This is also set to impact job creation in the country.



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