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It happens too often that I receive panicked phone calls from employers who had received an unfavourable arbitration award in respect of a CCMA case that they never knew existed. That is, the employer had never received a summons to appear at the CCMA. In one such case the award required the employer to pay many tens of thousands of rands to an ex-employee.

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Having gone through the design and redesign of multiple Internet Banking systems over the years, I have noticed a few reoccurring themes. Most of our clients seem to deal with the same pains when modernising their platforms.

Below I highlight the lessons, pitfalls, and successes that I have learned while building banking platforms.

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One of our planet’s greatest challenges is food security; with populations increasing faster than food availability and agricultural land being overtaken by urban sprawl, the predicament is one that deserves urgent attention.

Older Persons in a line

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) processes a number of different social relief grants and provides invaluable support to the most vulnerable members of our society.

Here are the payment dates for the month of November

Old persons grant - 3 November 2021
Disability grants - 4 November 2021
Child support grants - 5 November 2021

A girl with her hands on her head

As matriculants around South Africa prepare for their final school examinations, many will experience anxiety, nervousness and stress.


What are soft skills? Let’s take a look.

What are soft skills?

Soft skills, which can be applied to a variety of jobs, differ from technical skills which are usually specialised and developed for a specific position.

Covid-19 vaccine vials and needles

Since South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination rollout began, more than 21 million jabs of vaccine have been administered in the country.

matric learners sitting in exam venue

The grade 12 examinations begin today with more than 730 000 students writing their first English paper.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has wished the class of 2021 well in the upcoming examination season. He says South Africans should be proud of the class of 2021’s determination and sacrifices made during the academic year.

Minister of Higher Education and Training, Science and Innovation, Blade Nzimande

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will hold a briefing on Thursday, October 28 2021 to announce its funding plans for the 2022 academic year.

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Every child is different and some of them learn in different ways. Teachers around the world are looking at innovative solutions to solve learning challenges in the classroom.

Covid-19 virus

A new variant of Covid-19 is currently being tracked by scientists around the world. It is said that it may be 10% more infectious than the Delta variant.

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Loadshedding is back. Eskom has announced that South Africans will have to deal with stage two load shedding until Saturday.

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Around 890 000 Grade 12 learners will be participating in the upcoming National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.

SASSA sign at the head office

Around 4 million Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant applications were rejected since the support mechanism was reintroduced in August 2021.

SRD grant applications can be rejected for a number of different reasons. One of the reasons provided by SASSA for rejecting R350 grants is government_payroll_registered.

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Do you have an interest in business and want to learn more? Milpark Education offers a variety of different courses on a range of different business focused courses.

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The Nelson Mandela University (NMU) is mourning the loss of a student who passed away over the weekend.

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The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has rejected around 3.7 million Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) applications since the grant was reintroduced in August 2021. 

Empty seats on a plane

As Covid-19 vaccination rates increase along with the move to Alert level one, updated regulations around local and international travel have been gazetted.

person picking cannabis

The Cheeba Cannabis Academy, powered by Cheeba Africa, has partnered with Carol’s Oil to launch a ‘first-in-Africa’ Medical Cannabis Roadshow.  The two-day educational event for medical and healthcare professionals will be presented in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town during November 2021.

group of young cricket players

Schools all over South Africa have had to adapt to the ‘new normal’ way of life in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. One aspect of school life that has been severely implicated was school sports.