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The marking of matric results has been going well for the Department of Basic Education. The Department held a live briefing to give updates about the process that was initially scheduled to end on 22 January 2021. 

The government has been working on a Covid-19 vaccination plan, with the hopes of producing the vaccine locally. In a media address on Monday Morning, Minister Blade Nzimande gave updates about the progress that the Department of Science has been making with the vaccine. 

Minister Blade Nzimande delivered an address on Monday Morning. As the Minister responsible for Skills Development, he spoke about developments in the Post-School Education and Training sector.

The Basic Education Department has announced that it will be delaying the reopening of schools. The department said it made this decision in an effort to save lives. 

Schools are expected to open on the 27th of January, but there are fears that the Department of Basic Education has not done enough to prepare schools.  

Covid-19 has added a new element to the workspace, as employers and employees now have more responsibilities. With the vaccine set to be rolled out as early as this month, questions remain about whether employers can force employees to take the vaccine. 

Data & Internet Connectivity has been researched to be the largest factor in Africa that has inhibited real progress and growth on the continent. It seemed impossible to overcome.

During his address to the nation on Monday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that the country will remain on lockdown level 3. The President also announced new adjustments that will be in place while the country remains on adjusted level 3. 

Whatsapp recently introduced a new privacy policy that users are expected to accept the terms and conditions by 8 February. This new policy has users concerned about their privacy and some have even moved to apps offering similar services. 

Sassa has encouraged beneficiaries of the temporary disability grant to appeal the recent suspension of the grant. 

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