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Covid-19 Vaccine

Amnesty International has accused vaccine manufactures of being dishonest. They say only 1% of people in lower-income countries have been vaccinated compared to 55% of people in richer countries

SASSA employees at sign up station
Teenage pregnancy

Humans rights advocacy group the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) has written an open letter to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshega with regard to the high number of adolescent pregnancies in South African schools.

A recent study by Ipsos has found that 27% of people struggle to work from home. The study found the productivity decreases, employees lose motivation and teams struggle to work together.

vaccine vials

The University of Cape Town’s senate yesterday voted to make Covid-19 vaccines mandatory at their campus from January 2022. A decision will now be made by the university's council whether or not to adopt the policy. 

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced that unemployed caregivers can now collect a special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress grant without an identification document (ID).

SAA flight

South African Airways (SAA) today embarked on its first flight in more than 16 months. As flight SA 317 JNB-CPT departed off from O.R. Tambo International Airport cheers of jubilation rang out.

Justice Department Hacked

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development last month was the victim of a ransomware attack. It is alleged that the perpetrators demanded a ransom of 50 bitcoin which amounts to more than R31 million.

The July unrest in parts Kwa-Zulu Natal and Gauteng has had a devastating impact on the Country. More than 300 lives were lost during the unrest while many people were left without work.

The Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga has expressed her shock and sadness after a Grade 6 Maths Teacher was gunned down in Phillipi.

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