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If your application for the Sassa R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant was declined, you can now appeal for a review. This new SRD portal is an addition to Sassa's email channel which has been used to process appeals. 

Traveling abroad during the festive season might be tempting, but South Africans have been warned that this might not be a good idea.  

Sassa has paid out a total of R13.5 billion to beneficiaries of the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant. Although money has been paid out, the agency is still facing some challenges with applications. 

The Department of Basic Education is not exactly at peace with the recent judgement to set aside the rewrite of 2 matric exam papers. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be addressing the nation tonight. This comes as South Africa recently entered its second wave of Covid-19 infections. 

This week, Ivan Israelstam sets out what the term "dereliction of duty" means. He explains why it is important for management to use the term correctly, neither to come on too strong against an employee, when other factors could explain events, nor to be too soft when the allegation of dereliction of duty would be correct.

Following the leak of 3 matric papers, the Department of Basic Education has made a tough decision for the class of 2020. Two exam papers will be rewritten, this the first national rewrite in the history of matric exams.

Good news for motorists, as the department of transport has extended the grace period for driving licenses. All driving licences that expired between 26 March 2020 and 31 December 2020 will now expire on a new date. 

More than 800 000 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in South Africa and people are eager for a vaccine. Many countries are taking steps towards securing a vaccine and South Africa is one of them. 

Live events will be taking a backseat this festive season in the Garden Route. The Western Cape has been trying to save lives but around 100 000 jobs have already been lost in the live events industry.

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