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More than 13 million people have applied for the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant since applications were reopened in August this year. Here's what an 'Aug Approved' status means.

Last month, the Minister of Social Developmentpublished a green paper on Social Security and Retirement Reforms for public comment. One proposal in the green paper would have raised eyebrows around the country. The paper was subsequently withdrawn without an explanation but has started a debate around a basic income grant.

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The Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism recently published an article explaining that making the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory does not have to infringe on the rights of citizens.

In 27 days, the Grade 12 class of 2021 will write their first matric examination. Exams were initially meant to start on 1 November 2021 but to accommodate for the upcoming elections, the starting date was moved forward.

The Special Investigative Unit (SIU) has described the awarding of a Department Of Health (DOH) communications tender to Digital Vibes ‘fraudulent’ and ‘irregular’.

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Applications for the Special Relief of Distress grant, also known as the R350 grant, opened in August with the purpose of helping the most vulnerable in South Africa. The South African Social Security Agency’s (SASSA) website allows people who applied for the grant to see the status of their application so here's what 'Application Complete' means.

The South African Social Security Agency has approved more than 13.7 million special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress grants. These grants are meant to provide assistance to unemployed people during an uncertain time.

South Africa is the epicentre of Covid-19 in Africa has officially exited its third wave of infections. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says a downward trend of Covid-19 infections is currently occurring over the entire African continent.

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Earlier this month the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced that more than 1.7 million people registered to vote in the upcoming 2021 local government elections.

Since the beginning of August, more than 11.2 million people have applied for the special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress grant.

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