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Dropout rate in Grade 10 explained

Professor Servaas van der Berg from Stellenboach University says it is estimated that it takes a high school ten years to produce a matriculant. He says that this statistic does not mean that all matriculants spend 10 years in high school, but rather that matriculants are spending more years in high school than required.

Corruption costing South Africa

It is estimated that the country could have R676 billion in additional revenue if not for corruption. And with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announcing that it has dismissed the application for the 2021 local government elections to be postponed to February next year, South Africans will go to the polls before the end of the year.

The gender pay gap in South Africa

It is estimated that women earn between 23% and 35% less than men in the South Africa for the same type of work. Momentum is calling on South African corporates to get involved in the fight against the gender pay gap in country.

Vaccine hoarding affecting the poor

Vaccine hoarding and inequality have become a serious issue during the Covid-19 pandemic. While rich countries have the financial capabilities to purchase large quantities of the potential life saving Covid-19 vaccine. Poorer nations have to wait for donations as their government simply cannot afford to purchase the vaccines from manufactures.

Vaccination rollout in Africa

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) regional director for Africa has revealed that around 39 million people on the African continent have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This represents just under 3% of people living on the continent. Moeti was part of a panel discussing the Covid-19 Pandemic and Vaccination Rollout in Africa

SASSA Press Conference

If you have recently become employed you are required to cancel your special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress grant. If you want to know how to do this follow the easy steps below. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged residents of South Africa to get vaccinated against Covid-19. He believes that if enough adults get vaccinated, the country can avoid a large wave of infections and further lockdowns.

South Africa has a stable supply of vaccines.

The Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla is comfortable with the number of vaccines available in the country. He says South Africa can administer between 300 000 and 400 000 vaccines per day throughout the country.

Could Covid-19 vaccines be made mandatory?

The option to receive the Covid-19 vaccination is a personal choice. However, recent comments by roleplayers and policies made by companies have ignited the debate around vaccines being made mandatory.

Third wave could be ending

Dr Ridhwaan Suliman, a CSIR senior researcher, says that nationally, keys indicators such as confirmed cases and positivity are on a downward trajectory. This indicates that South Africa is coming to the end of the unpredictable third wave of Covid-19 infections.

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