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Last month it was announced that the local government elections will be held on 1 November 2021. This has forced the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to move exams original scheduled to be written on 1 and 2 November 2021.

Universities could require proof of vaccination in order to enter building

During the Covid-19 pandemic, universities in South Africa were forced to halt operations and close. Some universities are yet to return to classes in a full capacity as many have adopted a mixed approach to learning with Online classes being the order of the day.

Making vaccines mandatory

Making Covid-19 vaccines mandatory is fast becoming a hotly debated topic. While choosing to get vaccinated remains a personal choice, mechanisms are being introduced to encourage people to get vaccinated.

On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa mentioned that the government will be providing further information on its approach to ‘vaccine passports’. He says these vaccine passports can be used as evidence of vaccination for various purposes and events.

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Sanlam and Brand Atlas have done a survey that indicated that more than 50% of South Africans do not have a will.

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Since the beginning of August 2021, more than 13 million people have applied for the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant. More than 8.3 million grant applications were successful.

Currently, in South Africa, the child support grant provided by the government stands at R460. When compared to the adjusted national poverty line which stands at R634, the child grant is simply not enough.

Looming Teacher Shortage

Vuyiseka Mboxela, the Eastern Cape provincial education spokesperson says the number of teacher vacancies reported by the Democratic Alliance (DA) is inflated.

On Sunday President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that more than 7 million adults have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This represents a quarter of South Africa’s adult population.

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The Gauteng Education Department (GDE) has confirmed that more than 73 000 online successful applications were received by the department on the first day of Phase 2.

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