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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.

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The Department of Transport has warned motorists that the grace period for the renewal of driver's licenses will end on 31 August 2021. The grace period was initially instituted to combat the large backlog that was created by the Covid-19 lockdown and problems with the department's online system.

 

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The Department of Basic Education is considering scrapping the October school holidays to make up for lost teaching days due to disruptions to the school calendar. The proposal by the Department of Basic Education comes after consultations with various role players in the education sector. 

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The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) and the National Immunisation Safety Expert Committee have reassured the public that both the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are safe to use.

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The Western Cape has been facing an increase in Covid-19 infections, surpassing Gauteng in the latest recorded data. 

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The release of a circular has left the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to answer for allegations that teachers will lose their jobs if they do not agree to be vaccinated.

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A fire has damaged one of the residences belonging to Girls and Boys Town South Africa (GBTSA), the 63-year old non-profit organisation that cares for vulnerable and disadvantaged children and youth.

Wester Cape Premier Alan Winde at a vaccination site

The Western Cape is planning to step up its vaccine rollout by vaccinating more people and reaching a new target. 

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The Covid19 pandemic has changed our working environment drastically. Companies had to re-evaluate working processes, and prioritise the safety and well-being of their employees. Working from home has become a norm for some businesses.

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The Acting Health Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi has confirmed that South Africa has successfully passed the peak of the third wave.

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