Simbongile Makanda

Have you ever wondered which jobs are in high demand in South Africa? Well the Department of Higher Education has released a list of job opportunities that more South Africans should be considering. 

When it comes to equality, South Africa is lagging behind. From unemployment to unfair wage payments, South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world. 

If you plan to study next year, but need funding then you should consider applying for NSFAS. Applications for 2021 funding opened this year in August, but they're coming to an end in a few days.

The recent leak of yet another matric exam has caused some panic and uncertainty. Umalusi, the quality assurance council for the matric exams has spoken out about the incident.  

Matric can be a tough year and not everyone who writes the final paper passes matric on their first try. This is why the Second Chance programme exists. 

Some healthcare workers have been working throughout the lockdown without receiving allowances. The Health Department has been called out for failing these frontline workers. 

Public hospitals are facing some trouble, as the demand for more hospital beds keeps growing. Some Covid-19 patients in public hospitals have died without gaining access to a bed in the ICU.

Sassa recently made changes to its grant system and some have been spreading news about it.  There have been posts circulating about Sassa continuing with grant top-ups.

The Department of Basic Education is dealing with yet another leaked exam paper. This is the second case of a leaked matric exam paper since the start of exams on November 5 2020. 

Matric exams have been in full gear for more than 2 weeks. Things got off to a rocky start and Equal Education has been working towards making sure all learners are able to take on their exams. 



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