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The Department of Home Affairs will be bringing back some services that were temporarily suspended in January 2021.

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The announcement of Level 1 has given some industries the chance to function again, but the events industry is still struggling. 

The price of school uniforms has been worrying over the years, as some parents have been struggling to cope with the costs. 


With learners back at school, parents may be worried about paying fees. Applying for a school fee exemption can lighten the financial load. 

The Zero Dropout Campaign has been trying to tackle the school dropout rate. Around 40% of learners dropout of school before reaching matric. 

The Johnson&Johnson vaccines officially arrived in South Africa on Saturday. This is the second batch of vaccines from the pharmaceutical company. 


The Western Cape has confirmed that it is facing an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF).

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SASSA has released a payment schedule for the remainder of 2021 and start of 2022. This schedule gives payment dates from April 2021 until March 2022. 

Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande is confident that the higher education sector is ready to welcome new students and old ones.

The health sector will receive more funding towards Covid-19 interventions. Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni announced this during the 2021 Budget Speech.



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