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The cost of funeral insurance has increased.

The rising number of deaths during the Covid-19 pandemic has seen some funeral service provides and insurers increase their prices. The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) says it is concerned about the impact this will have on funeral policyholders.

The South African Social Secutriy Agency (SASSA) has issued a notice asking recipiants of the special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress grants to wait for an SMS notifiying them that thier money is avaiblable.

Since the beginning of August, more than 11.2 million people have applied for the special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress grant.

Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla

Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla has provided an update on the current state of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa. He revealed that the country’s 7-day rolling average of new reported Covid-19 cases has dropped by 24% while hospitalisation has decreased by 10%.

Gauteng Department of Education online applications open on Monday

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has announced that the second phase of the online application system will open on Monday. This second phase will run from Monday 13 September 2021 to Friday 17 September 2021.

Covid-19 Vaccinations key to ending pandemic

The World Health Organisation’s Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti has announced that over the past week, new Covid-19 cases declined by 23%. This is the sharpest decline since the beginning of the third wave in July.


The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been felt in every sector of the South African economy. The tourism sector was especially hard hit during the Covid-19 lockdowns.

The Western Cape Department of Health has provided an update on the state of Covid-19 in the province. The data explored in the Digital Press Conference revealed the impact of the Covid-19 vaccine on the provinces over 60 population.

Local Government Election will be held in 1 November 2021. @IECSouthAfrica Twitter

The date has been set. South Africans will head to the polls on 1 November 2021 to elect their local government officials as 257 municipalities will be contested.

A proposal by The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) to give motorists the option to licence motor vehicles and change of ownership online has been gazetted by Miniter of Transport Fikile Mbalula.



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