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While the 2022 school year has barely started its third term, the education department has revealed its plans for future school years. The department's proposed 2025 school calendar will feature a change to what is currently being practised in schools.

 

Eloise Nolte — the MD of distance learning provider Optimi College — outlines four practical educational paths that can be helpful for women, of any educational level. These range from completing a matric to pursuing a career in the high-tech fields of engineering, IT and finance.

The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) serves as a crucial support mechanism for millions of unemployed individuals every month. It is therefore difficult when your SRD grant application is rejected and you have to wait for an appeal decision.

 

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Earlier this year, tragedy struck in the Eastern Cape when 21 teenagers lost their lives at a tavern. This, along with tavern shootings, sparked debate around alcohol abuse in the country and whether the legal drinking age should be raised.

 

With the youth unemployment rate at worrying levels in South Africa, the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) offers a beacon of hope to young people. The programme will see jobs created around the country for youth people and applications will soon open.

 

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) revealed that around 5.2 million people have been approved for the R350 grant in July. However, they are appealing for rejected R350 grant applicants to not reapply for the grant.

 

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The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) serves as an important relief measure for millions of South Africans every month. However, the number of people receiving the grant now is significantly less than during the grant’s previous iteration. 

Once considered bad luck on board a ship, a new generation of women are challenging superstition and prejudice and asserting themselves in senior positions in the fishing sector.

 

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In 2021 a fire engulfed parts of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) upper campus. The devastating blaze destroyed one of the university’s libraries which housed irreplaceable collections of published materials, artworks and archival collections.

 

With a looming teacher shortage being predicted for South Africa, one provincial education department is looking to boost the number of teachers in their province.

 

 

 

The education department has announced several changes in the hope of improving education outcomes in South Africa. One significant change has been revealed in the 2024 school calendar.

 


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