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Absa has been trying to recover after an employee recently leaked client data to third parties. Some customers have been concerned, but Absa has called for calm as no customer pin codes or passwords have been compromised. 

According to Absa, the leak is limited to a small fraction (200 000) of Absa's retail base in South Africa. 

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The United Kingdom has approved Pfizer's vaccine, making it the first country to officially approve a vaccine for Covid-19. The release of the vaccine in the UK is expected to start as early as next week. 

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Two of Sassa's grants will be lapsing soon, as the extension date given earlier this year is now near. A statement has been released, explaining what will happen to beneficiaries and caregivers. 

Sassa's Temporary Disability and Care Dependency Grants will lapse on 31 December 2020. This applies to grants for children who turned 18 from the period of February to December 2020. 

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As South Africa embraces 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, employers are reminded to make workplaces safer environments for employees. 

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) said South Africa adopted a policy supported by the Employment Equity Act No 55 of 1998.

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The Eduvation Network has partnered with Boston City Campus to give you some much needed good news! It’s a “teacher’s gift” that promises to change your financial future in 2021.

Why? Well because who doesn’t want to see the back of 2020 – financially speaking and otherwise!

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Leaked exam papers have been causing a nightmare for the Department of Basic Education. New developments have recently been made as the department has been trying to crack down on those responsible for the leaks. 

An arrest has now been made in connection to the leaked papers. Themba Daniel Shikwambana was arrested by the Hawks following an investigation. 

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NSFAS applications were scheduled to close on 30 November 2020, but after receiving more than 600 000 applications, a new application deadline has been set.

The new application deadline is 1 December 2020, applications can be sent until 23:59. 

This change comes after NSFAS received a high volume of traffic on the website on 30 November. 

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Zimbabwe has reopened its borders for travel after closing the Beitbridge border post on March 30. The country is expecting to see an increase in people at the border post ahead of the festive season.

In an effort to limit the spread of Covid-19, people crossing the border between Zimbabwe and South Africa will now have to present Covid-19 certificates. 

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As Covid-19 cases in the Western Cape have been rising, the health department has been thinking of ways to contain the spread of the virus. 

The Western Cape Health Department has been considering localised restrictions, but the province is still operating under the National Disaster Management Act. 

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Recently, Minister Blade Nzimande released the list of Occupations in High Demand. What is this list used for and who does it help?

The list of Occupations in High Demand helps the Post School Education and Training sector plan for skilled people entering the job market. 

The  provisions of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) make the implementation of retrenchment difficult and turns large scale retrenchments into a nightmare for employers. Section 189 of the LRA lays down a number of strict requirements, the breach of which would normally place the employer in hot water.

 

 

 

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Schools in Gauteng have been facing some challenges since applications opened for grade 1 and grade 8 school admissions. The online application process for 2021 has made it difficult for the department to place all learners. 

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Pit latrines and classroom shortages have been the reality of many schools in South Africa. The department of basic education has failed to meet yet another deadline to improve schools and this has upset Equal Education. 

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Everyone looks forward to their year-end payslip because it means that bonuses are (hopefully!) on the way. But how do you use the extra money effectively - is it better to spend, save or invest?

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The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is on a mission to track payments made to employers. This comes after the UIF discovered that some employers were not being honest about making payments to employees.

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The government has been aiming for sustainable growth as part of the national Recovery Plan, aimed at changing South Africa as we know it. Now, the Driving Force for Change initiative has given youth a chance to play an active role in creating change.

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Eskom has had its ups and downs as the national supplier of electricity. The power utility has even managed to rake up a debt of R488 billion and plans are in motion to save it. 

Eskom hopes to save R14.1 billion for the 2021 financial year. Deputy President David Mabuza said Eskom is aiming to save a total of R55.6 billion in the next 3 years.

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The NSFAS N+ Rule has been around for some time, making the lives of some students difficult. Students said this rule has been negatively affecting them, as some were not able to finish their degrees with funding from NSFAS. 

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The Western Cape is facing a resurgence in Covid-19 cases. The province has faced a 52.1% increase in cases over the last week alone. 

Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde said this is concerning, as the virus is spreading at an alarming rate in communities. 

“A resurgence is when the number of active cases increases, week-on-week, by more than 20%.  

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