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The UIF TERS has paid out more than R52 billion in benefits to employers and employees affected by the Covid-19 lockdown. Now, the scheme will be wrapping up its last round of payments after benefiting millions of employees. 

Government has released a proposed calendar for 2022. The 2020 school year has been a tough year for many schools and plans are now in motion to get back lost teaching time in the next 3 years. 

Some time has gone by since the maths paper 2 exam was leaked. An investigation has started and officials have expressed their disappointment over the panic that this has caused.  

Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi said despite the recent StatsSA survey, South Africa is not hopeless and more jobs can be created. 

There's a new vaccine in the works and it's more effective than the one recently developed by Pfizer. This new vaccine, developed by Moderna, has been found to be 94.5% effective against Covid-19. 

Solidarity Youth has decided to file an urgent court application against NSFAS. Some students were reportedly kicked off the bursary scheme without much notice and this has caused outrage. 

The Maths paper 2 exam was leaked hours before the exam today. This is the first incident of a leaked paper that the department has had to deal with since matric exams kicked off on 5 November.  

From unsafe working conditions to having no PPE, healthcare workers have been facing a range of problems since Covid-19 hit the country. A survey conducted by the Medical Protection Society has made some shocking findings about their experiences at the hands of patients and relatives. 

The unemployment rate in South Africa has been a problem for some time. It reached 30.8% in the third quarter of this year, and there have been calls for interventions to be made.

You no longer need to worry about stocking up for the weekend on Thursday. The alcohol industry is back in action and a new gazette has been released. 

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