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In South Africa, 46.2% of the country’s population is unemployed according to the expanded definition of unemployment which includes people who are available for work but not looking for a job.


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?


The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns tripled South Africa’s school dropout rate and resulted in many educational gains being wiped out.


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that it has lost millions after it suffered a cyber crime attack in which money was siphoned into bank accounts and withdrawn before it could be detected.  


The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant is one of the many grants distributed by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa).


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.


In South Africa, approximately 46% of the population are beneficiaries of a social grant. This means that 27.8 million South Africans are social grant recipients.


The first two months of 2022 have been extremely painful for motorists as the price of petrol surged to record highs. 


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). 

 


Almost two in every three youth in South Africa are unemployed as the unemployment rate in the category stands at a staggering 65.5%. 


Recipients of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant will only have one day on which they can go to the post office to collect their money. Here’s Why…


Social workers play a crucial role in helping members of our society cope with challenges experienced in everyday life. 


The approach to the opening of schools in South Africa will remain staggered with coastal and inland schools beginning their respective school years on different dates.


In March, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) changed the days on which grants are paid out, but where does this leave the R350 grant?


After strikes from e-hailing drivers and a provincial taxi strike in the Western Cape, South Africa’s public transport system could soon find itself under major strain after a union revealed that a nationwide bus strike could be on the horizon. 

 


Earlier this week, Statistics South Africa released the Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the final quarter of 2021. Whilst unemployment rose countrywide, one province has celebrated the creation of jobs. 


The National Student Financial Scheme has distanced itself from the prosecution of Sibongile Mani, the so-called millionaire student who was sentenced to five years behind bars after being convicted of fraud.


Cabinet has revealed plans that could see the National State Of Disaster end by as early as next week. This would bring it to an end after more than two years. 

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