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A policy that guaranteed incentives for qualified teachers working in rural schools has officially been withdrawn by the education department.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.
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.
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 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.
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