Simbongile Makanda

Professor Salim Abdool Karim

Professor Salim Abdool Karim has officially stepped down from the Covid-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC). 

Vaccines arriving at OR Tambo airport in South Africa

The Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has announced that the rollout of the vaccination programme has been extended to more sites. 

students in university lecture hall

The Student Representative Council (SRC) from the University of Witwatersrand has managed to raise R4 million for students with outstanding fees. 

student carrying books

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said NSFAS is making strides, as over 60% of students who are funded by NSFAS are also SASSA beneficiaries. 

teachers in a classroom

More than 300 000 jobs have been successfully created through the Basic Education Presidential Youth Employment Stimulus.

Eskom has decided to suspend loadshedding, as some units have been repaired. 

Blade Nzimande, The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation said government is working to secure a vaccine production contract with ImmunityBio. 

The rollout of the vaccination plan has been going well, the next phase of the plan will soon be in progress. 

person being vaccinated

Government has managed to vaccinate over 10% of healthcare workers through the Sisonke programme. 

SASSA office

The extension of the R350 grant has given much needed relief to beneficiaries. The President announced the extension in January, but applications will soon close. 



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