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traffic police officer

The Department of Transport has warned motorists that the grace period for the renewal of driver's licenses will end on 31 August 2021. The grace period was initially instituted to combat the large backlog that was created by the Covid-19 lockdown and problems with the department's online system.

 

vaccine administration

Government has decided to fast track the vaccine rollout by allowing people in the 18-35 age group to register and be vaccinated. 

School children in a classroom

The Department of Basic Education is considering scrapping the October school holidays to make up for lost teaching days due to disruptions to the school calendar. The proposal by the Department of Basic Education comes after consultations with various role players in the education sector. 

Vaccines being administered

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) and the National Immunisation Safety Expert Committee have reassured the public that both the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are safe to use.

If you've submitted your R350 grant application, you may be wondering just how soon you can expect to receive your first payment. 

nsfas office

If you missed your chance to apply for NSFAS funding in 2020, you now have another chance.

Woman packing and leaving her office

As we explain in our soft skills training course, “Business Skills for South African Women”, women bring something different to organisations.

SASSA beneficiaries standing outside SASSA office

Applying for SASSA's R350 grant is the first step, but there are a few more steps you'll need to take in order to qualify every month. 

We have had report after report revealing disheartening information regarding job losses and economic downturns following the pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Over 1.4 million jobs were lost in 2020, and only a fraction of this was expected to be recovered in 2021. Similar events have occurred on a global scale. Is there any good news? Read on and see how you should be pivoting your career, and adjusting expectations with regards to work and studies.

SASSA office building

SASSA has been pleading with previous beneficiaries of the R350 grant to collect their payments before the end of the month. 

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