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While the 2022 school year has barely started its third term, the education department has revealed its plans for future school years. The department's proposed 2025 school calendar will feature a change to what is currently being practised in schools.

 


The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) serves as a crucial support mechanism for millions of unemployed individuals every month. It is therefore difficult when your SRD grant application is rejected and you have to wait for an appeal decision.

 


Earlier this year, tragedy struck in the Eastern Cape when 21 teenagers lost their lives at a tavern. This, along with tavern shootings, sparked debate around alcohol abuse in the country and whether the legal drinking age should be raised.

 


With the youth unemployment rate at worrying levels in South Africa, the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) offers a beacon of hope to young people. The programme will see jobs created around the country for youth people and applications will soon open.

 


The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) revealed that around 5.2 million people have been approved for the R350 grant in July. However, they are appealing for rejected R350 grant applicants to not reapply for the grant.

 


The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) serves as an important relief measure for millions of South Africans every month. However, the number of people receiving the grant now is significantly less than during the grant’s previous iteration. 


In 2021 a fire engulfed parts of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) upper campus. The devastating blaze destroyed one of the university’s libraries which housed irreplaceable collections of published materials, artworks and archival collections.

 


With a looming teacher shortage being predicted for South Africa, one provincial education department is looking to boost the number of teachers in their province.

 

 

 


The education department has announced several changes in the hope of improving education outcomes in South Africa. One significant change has been revealed in the 2024 school calendar.

 


The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) distributes several social support grants to vulnerable citizens. In a bid to extend their support, they are now calling on caregivers to apply for this grant.

 


One South African university is hoping to assist adults who have not obtained their matric certificate. This comes as they recently launched an online high school.

 


The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted many aspects of what was considered normal, including the way children attended school. One South African university embraced this new normal and will now offer an online high school programme for students around the country and the world.

 


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) will fund 691 432 students during the 2022 academic year. However, it's important that students understand they do not have to stress about a recent email they received from the scheme.

 


Medical students in South Africa must complete practical training to demonstrate competence before they begin work. However, the country’s nursing regulatory body is being accused of blocking the training of new nurses by private hospitals.

 


With tax season set to conclude later this month, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) operations will be bolstered by the reopening of several branches around the country. This comes after weeks of strikes.

 


Learners around the country will soon receive their results for the 2022 May/June Grade 12 Examinations. While many will be satisfied with the results, there are options available to learners who were not satisfied with their results.

 


Millions of individuals rely on the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant to purchase basic goods and services every month. However, many of the grant’s applicants have been rejected from receiving this crucial relief.

 


Lawyers play a critical role in society by assisting citizens with legal matters and contributing to the greater public good. One South African University is growing its legal aid program to provide free representation to those who need it. 


The wait is almost over for more than 290 000 individuals who participated in the 2022 May/June matric examinations. The education department has revealed that candidates in some provinces may need to wait a bit longer to learn the outcome of their examinations.


More than 250 000 school assistants around South Africa will return to the job market at the end of the month. This comes after the education department confirmed they will not be renewing their employment contracts.

 

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