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Deadline to change R350 SRD grant payment method

The South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) has released a statement announcing the deadline for changing the SRD grant payment method. The 10th of September 2021 will be the last day on which applicants can change the payment method.

teenage pregnancy in South Africa

Teenage pregnancy can cause a disruption in the lives of many girls and could lead to them not completing school. Between April 2020 and March 2021, 23 226 teenage pregnancies were reported in Gauteng. The report also revealed that girls between the ages of 10 and 14 gave birth to 934 babies.Between April 2020 and March 2021, 23 226 teenage pregnancies were reported in Gauteng. The report also revealed that girls between the ages of 10 and 14 gave birth to 934 babies.

Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Blade Nzimande

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) has helped millions of deserving students fund their studies and obtain qualifications.

South African GPD grows by 1.2%

South Africa’s Growth Domestic Product grew by 1.2% during the second quarter of the current financial year. Despite this, the economy is still 1.4% smaller than it was before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Leaving behind a financial legacy

Many parents want to leave their children some money. This money could be used in difficult times or be used as a building block to secure their futures.

Capital Outflow concerns JSE

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) CEO Leila Fourie says that the rate at which capital is leaving is concerning. She does note that overall the JSE is performing well when compared to other markets. 

Sassa SRD grant status

Last Month the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) started processing payments of the special R350 Social Distress of Relief Grant. They had aimed to pay all of the successful applicants by the end of August.

ANC accused of not paying UIF

The African National Congress (ANC) is being accused by members of its staff of deducting money for Unemployment Insurance Fund(UIF) from their salaries but not paying these contributions to the fund. This has been made worse by some ANC staff not being paid salaries for the past 3 past which has resulted in staffers picketing around the country.

Do you know what your child is seeing online?

The emergence of the internet has seen people spending more time online. This along with data that shows that children’s screen time increased more than 500% during the pandemic has raised concern around their safety when on the internet.

SASSA office, Mossel Bay

Once you've submitted your application for SASSA's R350 Social Relief Of Distress (SRD) grant, you can track it on Whatsapp. This one of the few platforms that SASSA has given applicants as an option to track the progress of their applications. 

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