Small farmers in Mpumalanga will receive a boost when they start supplying food to selected government schools. The Mpumalanga Provincial government stated it wants to ensure that every small producer is given an opportunity to actively participate in the economy.
Facilitating work opportunities for disabled people is one of the key functions and objectives of the Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities and according to Minister Lulu Xingwana providing small business support for the disabled forms a major part of this goal.
Some post offices have not been able to operate, following looting incidents and unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal. This has affected SASSA grant beneficiaries who collect their grant payments from post offices.
The South African Post Office (SAPO) has put together a list of closed branches and alternative branches that are open for beneficiaries to visit.
The CCMA has frequently upheld the dismissal of employees fired for misconduct. We have been directly involved in a great many cases where employees have been fired and, after appealing to the CCMA, have remained fired.
Many learners returned to school at the end of July following the end of their holiday break. With the return of learners, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) has made some changes for the new school term.