The Labour Minister and the CCMA were called in for urgent assistance when workers at the Pick n Pay distribution centre in Gauteng embarked on unprotected industrial action, demanding additional pay while working during the national lockdown.
They say it takes 21 days to form a new habit – the exact time we have been told to stay at home in order to flatten the curve. Memes all over social media have suggested that most of us have one fear while staying at home – the refrigerator!
President Cyril Ramaphosa has invited all South Africans to take part in a National Day of Prayer wherever they are, in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The President made the call on the eve of the 21-day national lockdown, which will start at midnight on Thursday.
SASSA have announced that grants for older persons and those with disabilities will be paid earlier this month. All other SASSA grants will be paid on the 1st of April. It was previously announced that all NSFAS allowances would be paid as normal during the lockdown.