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COVID-19 Vaccine

The National Professional Teachers' Association of South Africa (NAPTOSA) feels that the government should have included teachers in the first group that will receive the COVID-19 vaccine since schools are reopening and teachers will be the ones on the frontline of the pandemic along with healthcare workers.


On Monday, 28 December 2020, the President announced that there would a ban on alcohol to not only save lives but to also reduce people's reckless behaviour. The Beer Association of South Africa believes that this decision will negatively impact South Africa's economy.


South Africa is currently on the waiting list for the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines, however, the question all South Africans are asking is who will receive the vaccine first.


Due to the recently discovered COVID-19 variant in the country, other countries in the world have banned all South African types of transportation from entering, in an effort to protect their citizens. Currently, the South African government is engaging with those countries to have the ban lifted.


Last night the President had a sit down with the nation and proceeded to tell all South Africans that the country would enter lockdown Level 3. Which means stricter regulations and protocols to follow in an effort to decrease the country's COVID-19 cases.


SASSA's spokesperson, Paseka Lestatsi, has updated the nation on SASSA's plans for the festive season. He drew attention to payment dates and how they intend on keeping beneficiaries safe on collection days.


Many people are wondering what IRP5 registered means and here are a few details to help makes things clearer.


Unfortunately, South Africa has breached the one million mark of COVID-19 cases. Which is why the National Coronavirus Command Council is discussing ways to stop the spread of the virus.


In an effort to slow down the spread of the virus, SARS offices will close temporarily beginning on Christmas Eve.


Beneficiaries of the temporary COVID-19 SRD grant are asked to use the SRD website for services such as correction of names, cancellation of the grant, appeal outcome of the declined application, and changing of bank details.



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