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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).

sassa head office

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.


SASSA has released grant payment dates for March, as February comes to an end. 

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, said the government bursary scheme is in the process of finalising outcomes.

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2021 is expected to increase. The National Treasury has projected the growth rate to be 3.3%. 

Covid-19 vaccines

With the vaccination programme finally in progress, the National Treasury has decided to allocate R9 billion towards it. 



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