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More than 14 million people applied for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant. However, only 10 million people are benefiting from the grant.
The unemployment rate in the country worsened to 35,3% in the fourth quarter of 2021. The expanded unemployment rate, which includes people who were available for work but not looking for a job, stood at a staggering 46,2 %.
An online petition has gained traction at South Africa’s largest university after it was announced that only students who had proof of employment could enrol in one of the programmes offered at the university.
Earlier this week, President Ramaphosa terminated the National State Of Disaster (NSD). This will see many restrictions related to the NSD be phased out.
After 750 days President Ramaphosa has announced that the State of Disaster, implemented to assist the government in dealing with Covid-19, will end. However a number of restrictions will remain in place as Covid-19 has not disappeared completely. The question many are asking is whether masks will still be required?
PostBank has confirmed that it has lost millions after it suffered a cyber crime attack in which money was siphoned into bank accounts and withdrawn before it could be detected.
Covid-19 has taught us to shy away from predictions – the future is an uncertain landscape. Yet some areas allow for more accurate predictions. Examples of this are data-rich fields such as baseball and the career development of its players.
After years of preparation, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will officially receive the Early Childhood Development (ECD) function from the Department of Social Development (DSD).
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Eloise Nolte — the MD of distance learning provider Optimi College — outlines four practical educational paths that can be helpful for women, of any educational level. These range from completing a matric to pursuing a career in the high-tech fields of engineering, IT and finance.
Where businesses and other organisations are unable to get work done by robots they need to acquire the necessary skills by hiring staff. A key question then arises as to whether the money expended in order to acquire and retain these employee skills should be seen as an expense or as an investment.
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.
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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.