Ryan Cloete

The price of basic food items are increasing.

The latest Household Affordability Index by the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity(PMBEJD) show that over the past 12 months, the price of the consumer food basket has increased by 10%. 

Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has recently announced that just around 11.5 million people have applied for the Special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress grant. If their applications are approved they will receive their R350 grant.

Gauteng Online Applications

The Gauteng Department of Education is urging parents to submit their children’s grade 8 High School applications before the September 3 deadline. This deadline will mark the conclusion of the first phase of online applications that opened in August.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) has called for all qualifying students who are currently registered at an institution of higher learning for the 2021 academic year to apply for funding. Applications for this funding close 3 September 2021.

Covid-19 school support staff not being paid in NC

The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) has accused the Nothern Cape education department of not paying substitute and temporary teachers as well as screening staff. SADTU says that they have not been paid for the past two to three months.

The unemployment stats released by Statistic South Africa paints a grim picture. More than 2 million people have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The situation faced by South Africans is made worse by the rising cost of living, increasing inflation rate and rising petrol prices.

SASSA Grant Reinstatement

Since the beginning of August, more than 11 million people have applied for the R350 SRD grant. If you have cancelled your Special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant and want to reinstate or reactivate it, Follow the easy steps below.


No one left behind. This is the message being communicated by the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) after the success of the recent service delivery bus tour to help citizens apply for their UIF grants.

Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) found over 30 000 people had improperly benefited from the R350 grant. Sassa began processing payments of the special Covid-19 R350 SRD grant last week.

SA Could Soon Vaccinate Children

The Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla has said that the country will look at science and capacity and investigate whether the department will vaccinate children. This will be looked at once most adults have been vaccinated.



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