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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. 

Meriting Youth Development and Imsimbi Training are offering free training for a National Certificate in Project Management to unemployed youth. 30 bursaries are available.

Imsimbi Training, partnering with Merit Youth Development, is offering 30 bursaries to obtain a National Certificate in Project Management.

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SARS list

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) will be implementing tax relief measures for businesses affected by Covid-19 and the recent unrest in some parts of the country. 

These tax relief measures have been made possible by compliant taxpayers. SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter said SARS has managed to collect more revenue this year, compared to previous years.

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Following a recent announcement of the reintroduction of the R350 grant, many have been waiting for SASSA to announce more details. 

The reintroduction of the grant was first announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his address to the nation in July. He said the grant would be reinstated until the end of March 2022.

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What are Facilitation Skills and Why Are They Important?

The definition of facilitate is "to make easy" or "ease a process."

What a facilitator does is: plan, guide and manage a group event, to ensure that the group objectives are met effectively…. with clear thinking, good participation and full buy-in from everyone who is involved.

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vaccine

Journalists can now get their Covid-19 vaccine. This is thanks to a partnership between The South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) and the Department of Health.

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The Western Cape has been facing an increase in Covid-19 infections, surpassing Gauteng in the latest recorded data. 

Western Cape Head of Health, Keith Cloete said there is sometimes a lag in the data that government releases daily to the public.  

He clarified that while the increase in infections is high, the province has not yet reached its peak. 

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SASSA grant beneficiaries inside SASSA office to collect grant payment

Banks will be stepping in to help SASSA beneficiaries in areas affected by looting incidents. 

The Banking Association of South Africa revealed that over 1 400 ATMs and 269 bank branches were vandalised during the unrest in July. The unrest affected many SASSA beneficiaries who were unable to make cash withdrawals after Cash In Transit (CIT) services were suspended. 

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person receiving vaccine injection

The release of a circular has left the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to answer for allegations that teachers will lose their jobs if they do not agree to be vaccinated.

Basic Education spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga said a recent article based on a circular sent out by the department has misled people. 

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Lady doing e-learning

Academy Training Group (Pty) Ltd was established in 1997 and serves as a private training institution. They have over 24 years of reputable experience in the Education and Training industry.

Are you interested in E-learning? You don't need to take time out from your job to attend classes. 

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Recent looting incidents have affected about 75 000 employees. This is according to Employment and Labour Minister, Thulas Nxesi. 

The Minister said the unrest over the past few weeks may lead to employees being temporary laid off from their jobs or even retrenched. 

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SASSA office

If you receive grants from SASSA , then keep reading to find out when you can expect to receive your payments in August. 

Beneficiaries of permanent grants can expect to receive payments on these dates:

burnt school classroom

A fire has damaged one of the residences belonging to Girls and Boys Town South Africa (GBTSA), the 63-year old non-profit organisation that cares for vulnerable and disadvantaged children and youth.

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni

Following recent looting incidents, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has come forward to speak about what government will do to help businesses. The Minister was speaking during a media address held on Wednesday afternoon.

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people standing in a queue outside SASSA office

New details about the recently announced R350 grant have been revealed. The National Treasury said this grant will not be the same as the R350 grant that came to an end in May this year. 

Cannabis TV filming set

 Cheeba Africa has announced a new broadcasting deal with Cape Town TV which has resulted in Craft Cannabis TV content also reaching DStv audiences across the African c

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Wester Cape Premier Alan Winde at a vaccination site

The Western Cape is planning to step up its vaccine rollout by vaccinating more people and reaching a new target. 

The province's Health Department aims to vaccinate 1 million people this week, as the vaccination drive targets vulnerable and marginalised people in the outskirts of the province. 

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employees working together

An integral element of an employment relationship is the need for and the right of the employer and employee to trust each other. This is a two-way street and either party could forgo his/her right to continue the employment by destroying the trust relationship.

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The R350 grant has been reintroduced after coming to an end in April this year. For information please visit https://srd.sassa.gov.za

Applying for the SRD grant

Social relief of distress is temporary provision of assistance intended for persons in need.

This could be due to any of the following factors:

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