South Africa’s largest distance learning intuition is warning its students of challenges with the primary system used in their studies. This could cause frustration for students as the system has several functions needed for their academic progression.
The R350 grant is a crucial support mechanism for millions of South Africans every month. However, many who rely on the crucial support have not received payments dating back for more than a year.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling on countries to train more nurses as a catastrophic global shortage looms. This sentiment was echoed in South Africa as the health minister acknowledged that the government must employ more healthcare workers.
Universities are the preferred option for individuals wanting to pursue tertiary education qualifications. However, the government may downgrade universities if they do not meet their performance mandates in the coming years.
The unprecedented nature of the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in many workers around South Africa having to work from home. While this may have been strange at first, many workers prefer working from home and what it may entail.
Workers in South Africa are required by law to make contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF). It might seem enticing if the government department that oversees the UIF wants to “return” this money to you.
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Many individuals enrol in postgraduate degrees to improve their knowledge in a specific field in their quest for life long learning. However, an Eastern Cape university is being investigated for possible corruption related to their postgraduate degrees.
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Millions of individuals living in South Africa rely on the R350 grant every month to purchase essential goods. However, changes in the legislation under which the grant is provided left beneficiaries with no grant payments for two months.