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Absa has been trying to recover after an employee recently leaked client data to third parties. Some customers have been concerned, but Absa has called for calm as no customer pin codes or passwords have been compromised.

The United Kingdom has approved Pfizer's vaccine, making it the first country to officially approve a vaccine for Covid-19. The release of the vaccine in the UK is expected to start as early as next week. 

Two of Sassa's grants will be lapsing soon, as the extension date given earlier this year is now near. A statement has been released, explaining what will happen to beneficiaries and caregivers. 

As South Africa embraces 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, employers are reminded to make workplaces safer environments for employees. 

Leaked exam papers have been causing a nightmare for the Department of Basic Education. New developments have recently been made as the department has been trying to crack down on those responsible for the leaks. 

NSFAS applications were scheduled to close on 30 November 2020, but after receiving more than 600 000 applications, a new application deadline has been set.

Zimbabwe has reopened its borders for travel after closing the Beitbridge border post on March 30. The country is expecting to see an increase in people at the border post ahead of the festive season.

Retrenchment exercises are defined as dismissals for operational requirements, and may be contemplated by employers for economic, structural, or technological reasons. During the difficult economic times of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers may be contemplating retrenchment of employees. This week Ivan Israelstam lays out the requirements for large scale retrenchments - with the definition of constitutes large scale.  

 Schools in Gauteng have been facing some challenges since applications opened for grade 1 and grade 8 school admissions. The online application process for 2021 has made it difficult for the department to place all learners. 

Pit latrines and classroom shortages have been the reality of many schools in South Africa. The department of basic education has failed to meet yet another deadline to improve schools and this has upset Equal Education. 

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