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Following a meeting to discuss the future of school sports, the Department of Basic Education has made a decision.

Unisa building

Tensions are high at Unisa, as some students at the university have not been receiving enough assistance. 


South Africa has been in need of additional vaccination sites in order to speed up the vaccine rollout. 

 A third wave of Covid-19 has been predicted to hit Gauteng soon if the province continues to see an increase in cases.


While government celebrates the arrival of the long awaited Pfizer vaccines, concerns have been raised about the future of the rollout. 

You can expect to pay more for petrol this week, as the Energy Department has confirmed the price will go up. 

SASSA has given beneficiaries some reassurance, while the future of the R350 grant remains in the air.

man opening his wallet

SASSA has launched a new online booking system for grant beneficiaries. Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu spoke about how the booking system will work. 

If you feel your NSFAS application was wrongfully rejected, you have one last chance to appeal. 



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