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This week Ivan Israelstam explains how the Labour Relations Act (LRA) affects labour brokers. The LRA refers to a Temporary Employment Service (TES) - that is a labour broker. Therefore, Ivan explains exactly how this can affect the labour broker adversely, when they try to dismiss one of their employees. 

When it comes to equality, South Africa is lagging behind. From unemployment to unfair wage payments, South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world. 

If you plan to study next year, but need funding then you should consider applying for NSFAS. Applications for 2021 funding opened this year in August, but they're coming to an end in a few days.

The recent leak of yet another matric exam has caused some panic and uncertainty. Umalusi, the quality assurance council for the matric exams has spoken out about the incident.  

Matric can be a tough year and not everyone who writes the final paper passes matric on their first try. This is why the Second Chance programme exists. 

Some healthcare workers have been working throughout the lockdown without receiving allowances. The Health Department has been called out for failing these frontline workers. 

Public hospitals are facing some trouble, as the demand for more hospital beds keeps growing. Some Covid-19 patients in public hospitals have died without gaining access to a bed in the ICU.

Sassa recently made changes to its grant system and some have been spreading news about it.  There have been posts circulating about Sassa continuing with grant top-ups.

The Department of Basic Education is dealing with yet another leaked exam paper. This is the second case of a leaked matric exam paper since the start of exams on November 5 2020. 

South Africa recently hosted its third annual investment conference and many investment pledges were made. With the current state of the economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa said it is remarkable that the country met its goal to secure investments. 

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