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President Cyril Ramaphosa says that there is a long way to go when it comes to instilling a culture of ethics in South Africa’s public service. This comes after it was revealed that around 16,000 government employees irregularly received the Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress grant.

During a media briefing on Monday, Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa confirmed that an indipendent forensic report was presented to him by the National Art Council (NAC) which highlighted the mismanagement of funds, violation of the PFMA, maladministration and over-committing of funds.

SASSA sign-up desk

SASSA payment dates for the month of October are now available for all beneficiaries who receive permanent grants. 

school classroom with desks and chairs

Applications for education assistant jobs are now open for those hoping to be a part of the second phase of applications. The Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI) is a government initiative that is calling on young people to apply for a chance to fill 287 000 education assistant vacancies.

Last week it was announced that unemployed caregivers can now collect their R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant without an identification document (ID) but rather using their SASSA system genreated ID number.

South Africa’s current unemployment rate is just above 34%. Losing your job can be an extremely stressful experience for people. It could leave you in a position where you have no income but your expenses remain the same.

South Africa’s Department of Health has revealed that 21% of adults living in the country have been full vaccinated against Covid-19.

elections and mass gatherings

 With the local government elections commencing in just under a months time, political parties are on the streets campaigning. Traditionally, political parties would hold mass gatherings however due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this usual approach will have to be adjusted.

young person looking at laptop screen

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has made some progress with providing students with laptops for the 2021 academic year.

school children holding hands

Applications for the Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) Teaching Assistant programs open today.The initiative originally formed part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Employment Stimulus Programme and would create 100 000 general school assistant jobs and 200 000 education assistant opportunities.

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