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Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga

South African universities will have to double their current output of qualified teachers to cope with the loss of teachers that will be retiring over the coming decade.

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gewde Mantashe

As of September 1 2021, motorists will be paying an extra 4 cents per litre of petrol. This increase has come as a surprise to many as it was predicted that the price of petrol would drop by around 11 c/l. The price of Diesel has decreased by aound 14 cents per litre. 

UIF Bus providing mobile assistance

Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) spokesperson, Makhosonke Buthelezi says that retrenchment and maternity claims have not been paid out due to outstanding documentation. He does however acknowledge that there may be some miscommunication in the system.

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga

The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga has announced that departments will intensify the implementation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in schools around South Africa. She hopes that this will provide young women with empowering information that is age-appropriate.

Covid-19 Temperature Check

Schools in Kwa-Zula Natal have seen an increase in the number of Covid-19 infections among teachers, support staff and students. The province has recorded more than 1100 reported cases in 350 schools in the past 3 weeks.

Residents Without Water

Residents from various communities around Gauteng are protesting outside Rand Water Resivor in Johannesburg. They have been without water for the past few days. Areas affected by the water cuts include municipalities in Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane.

Covid-19 Mask

Schools in the Northern Cape have reported 339 new Covid-19 cases among teachers, learners and support staff over the last week. This has led to the closure of six schools in the province.

South African Post Office

The South African Post Office (SAPO) has told Sassa grant recipients to not pay for a place at the front of the line at the post office. This is illegal and if anybody asks you for payment to jump the queue, you should not give them any money.

Impact of Covid-19 on tourism

The fourth wave of Covid-19 infections could be on its way. Experts say the 4th wave of infections could start by November and last around 75 Days. The wave could also be driven by a new variant.

New Covid-19 Variant Detected

A recent study has detected a new Covid-19 variant in South Africa. The C.1.2 variant has been detected in multiple provinces in South Africa. The virus has been found in several South African provinces as well as in parts of Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceana(New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Samoa).

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