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Unisa will be closing its self-help registration facilities, as registration will be done fully online in 2021. This comes after the recent second wave of Covid-19, which has seen South Africa's positive cases spiking beyond the first peak of infections.

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Cyril Ramaphosa's government is being roundly criticised for not acting fast enough to secure vaccine supplies to protect health workers and other vulnerable groups from Covid-19.

 

The updated lockdown regulations have hit the tourism sector once again. Some businesses were hoping for the festive season to be their saving grace, but they now fear they may not survive.

A variant of Covid-19 is said to be behind the fast pace of the second wave of the virus. Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize held a media briefing, saying the variant was discovered by scientists in South Africa.  

South African labour law - often criticised for restricting recruitment because employers believe that they cannot dismiss an employee. Whereas, as Ivan Israelstam points out, investing the time and money into good quality training on labour law for management, will pay off many times over in costs saved from adverse CCMA and Bargaining Council decisions.

Covid-19 cases have spiked in the recent weeks as South Africa has been facing a second wave of infections. Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize is concerned that the country has reached a positivity rate of 21%. 

The Department of Tourism has launched a programme to encourage innovation in the tourism sector. The programme will be launched in collaboration with the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA). 

Johnson & Johnson is the first pharmaceutical company in South Africa to apply for Covid-19 vaccine registration. The vaccine has already been rolled out in the UK and US.

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.  

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