Advertisement

Features

Some South Africans have been concerned about the side effects of the vaccine. Conspiracy theories and fake news have not been helping the matter, as the rollout of the vaccine will only be successful if people are willing to be vaccinated. 

The Congress of South African Students (COSAS) has threatened to shutdown private schools. This comes as the reopening of public schools was postponed by the Department of Basic Education.

Covid-19 vaccine

Moderna has claimed that its Covid-19 vaccine is effective against the variants discovered in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Sassa has reassessed more than 4000 Temporary Disability Grant applications since making the call for applicants to reapply. Regional Executive Manager of SASSA KwaZulu Natal, Themba Matlou made a few visits to local offices to check on the progress that was being made. 

Ivan Israelstam

A very topical question this week. Ivan Israelstam provides his assessment of why business owners and managers will want to have everyone vaccinated, and he addresses the legal questions - the rights afforded to individuals by our Constitution.  How will these be balanced against the requirements that employers provide a safe working environment? Ivan notes that section 36 of the Constitution may reasonably limit the individual rights.  

Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago announced that the Reserve Bank will not be changing the repo rate this year. 

Unisa has announced that it will only have one examination period in 2021. The university's registration period is currently underway until 12 March. 

The marking of matric results has been going well for the Department of Basic Education. The Department held a live briefing to give updates about the process that was initially scheduled to end on 22 January 2021. 

Improving the knowledge and skills of South Africa’s teachers is an important part of strengthening our education system. Research has shown that our teachers’ skill levels are poor, and teachers are required by law to participate in professional development practices, such as attending workshops and courses that keep them up to date with current practice.

Post-pandemic, most office workers are looking forward to returning and increasingly say they prefer to spend the majority of their workweek there too to meet face-to-face, socialise, brainstorm, and connect with each other again. 

Pages

Advertisement

Subscribe to Features