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COVID-19

Countries all over the world have been affected by Covid-19. The virus was first detected in 2019 and has since caused a global pandemic.

Covid-19 vaccine vials and needles

 Since South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination rollout began, more than 21 million jabs of vaccine have been administered in the country.

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A new variant of Covid-19 is currently being tracked by scientists around the world. It is said that it may be 10% more infectious than the delta variant.

Empty seats on a plane

 As Covid-19 vaccination rates increase along with the move to Alert level one, updated regulations around local and international travel have been gazetted.

group of young cricket players

 As the 2021 academic year comes to a close, learners around the country will be writing exams in order to determine whether or not they will be promoted to the next grade.

Young man writing an exam

 On Wednesday, October 27, grade 12 learners around the country will begin writing their first National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination paper.

students preparing for exam

A pilot programme to help disadvantaged students obtain a degree or postgraduate qualification, with work experience and without debt, has struggled to achieve its ambitions as work opportunities for students dwindle in an unbelievably difficult economy that has been rocked by the pandemic.

Someone getting a Covid-19 test

 Businesses have had to adapt to the ‘new normal’. The Department of Labour could fine you for not adapting fast enough when it comes to the health and safety of your staff.

Department of Education Spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga visiting a school

 This week children between the ages of 12 and 17 became eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. The majority of this age group are school learners. This has raised the question about administering vaccinations at schools.

Covid-19 vaccine and needle

As South Africa prepares to embrace the new normal and the availability of Covid-19 vaccines, making the jab mandatory has become a topic of contention. 

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The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the livelihoods of South Africans. While jobs were lost and people were forced to accept pay cuts, artists were left with very little options to generate income.

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