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No one left behind. This is the message being communicated by the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) after the success of the recent service delivery bus tour to help citizens apply for their UIF grants.

Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) found over 30 000 people had improperly benefited from the R350 grant. Sassa began processing payments of the special Covid-19 R350 SRD grant last week.

SA Could Soon Vaccinate Children

The Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla has said that the country will look at science and capacity and investigate whether the department will vaccinate children. This will be looked at once most adults have been vaccinated.

An empty classroom.  Picture: @DBE_SA

The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) has launched a campaign against violence in schools. The campaign named ‘I am a school fan’ is set to be looking at the issues of bullying and violence in school as well as  teacher-to-teacher violence.

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga

South African universities will have to double their current output of qualified teachers to cope with the loss of teachers that will be retiring over the coming decade.

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gewde Mantashe

As of September 1 2021, motorists will be paying an extra 4 cents per litre of petrol. This increase has come as a surprise to many as it was predicted that the price of petrol would drop by around 11 c/l. The price of Diesel has decreased by aound 14 cents per litre. 

UIF Bus providing mobile assistance

Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) spokesperson, Makhosonke Buthelezi says that retrenchment and maternity claims have not been paid out due to outstanding documentation. He does however acknowledge that there may be some miscommunication in the system.

Poor performance in maths and science continues to be worrying in South Africa. The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) shows that poor performance in these fields affects many school children and the future of the country.

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga

The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga has announced that departments will intensify the implementation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in schools around South Africa. She hopes that this will provide young women with empowering information that is age-appropriate.

Covid-19 Temperature Check

Schools in Kwa-Zula Natal have seen an increase in the number of Covid-19 infections among teachers, support staff and students. The province has recorded more than 1100 reported cases in 350 schools in the past 3 weeks.

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