The minister of social development recently revealed that more than 8 million applications for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant were made in the final week of April 2022. However, some grant applicants have not received feedback since submitting their appeals. 


A policy that guaranteed incentives for qualified teachers working in rural schools has officially been withdrawn by the education department. This could have lasting implications for education in these areas.


South African power utility Eskom have revealed that loadshedding will continue throughout this coming week as the country faces a continued shortage of generation capacity.


With around 46% of South Africa’s population benefiting from a social grant, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has revealed how it has planned to ensure that grant recipients receive the necessary services as convenient as possible.


Stellenbosch University has been in the news for the wrong reasons after the university had to deal with an incident of racism and the sexual assault female of a student in separate incidents.  


High inflation and the rising cost of living in South Africa have left citizens trying to stretch their salaries to meet their needs. This has seen an intensification of labour unions calling for salary increases.


After heavy rain and flooding plagued parts of KwaZulu-Natal this weekend, the education department is concerned about the safety of teachers and learners in the province. 


In a country with extreme levels of poverty and unemployment, an SMS from a governmental organisation known for providing grants to citizens may seem reputable, but this may not be the case.


At the end of April, all previous beneficiaries of the Social Relief of Distress R350 grant benefits were told they had to reapply for the crucial support mechanism.  


Asylum seekers often leave their country of origin to seek recognition and protection as a refugee in South Africa. However, do asylum seekers qualify for the R350 grant?


Consumers should brace themselves for higher debt repayment after the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced a 50 basis point increase to the repo rate. This is also set to impact job creation in the country.


The South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has announced an increase in the repo rate. The increase means that the repo rate has increased three times since November 2021.


Students at South Africa’s largest distance learning institution are commencing their first semester examinations. Here’s how to get ready for the University of South Africa’s (Unisa) online examinations.


South African motorists should prepare themselves for more pain at the pumps after the minister of Mineral Resources and Energy revealed that a price hike is unavoidable.


The Post Office announced that they will no longer be distributing the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant. This means millions of the grant's beneficiaries will now find a new way to collect their money.


The education department has received an independent report with recommendations that should be implemented to prevent further occurrences of racism and sexism at a Randfontein school.  


While schools are meant to be safe spaces for children to grow and learn, research has found that young girls in schools are experiencing Gender-Based Violence (GBV).


The investigation into an alleged racist attack by a white student at Stellenbosch University remains ongoing. Several student unions have called for the expulsion of the perpetrator Theuns Du Toit from the university.


While the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant is seen as a vital support mechanism in assisting vulnerable members of our society, research has found that beneficiaries face many challenges before they can access their money.

In the unfortunate event of a suspension, some employees are left without work and sometimes without a salary. This could lead to a situation where an individual cannot meet their basic needs.