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Technology has enabled remote working, learning and social connections during the Covid-19 pandemic, but increases of up to 80%[i] in time spent in front of screens has seen a rise in ADHD symptoms such as lack of focus, poor concentration, and restlessness among both adults and children.

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The National Liquor Traders Council has welcomed the announcement made by President Cyril Ramaphosa regarding the sale of alcohol in South Africa.

The cost of funeral insurance has increased.

The rising number of deaths during the Covid-19 pandemic has seen some funeral service provides and insurers increase their prices. The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) says it is concerned about the impact this will have on funeral policyholders.

As many South African workers continue to work from home, many feel increasingly tired, stressed and uncertain about the future which is leading to rise in mental health concerns. 

After coming to an end last year, UIF TERS has been extended once again. This was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday evening. 

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A new strain of the coronavirus was discovered in South Africa, which is not only scary for citizens of the country but also for other countries since people are constantly travelling all over the world.

Covid-19 cases have spiked in the recent weeks as South Africa has been facing a second wave of infections. Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize is concerned that the country has reached a positivity rate of 21%. 

The Department of Tourism has launched a programme to encourage innovation in the tourism sector. The programme will be launched in collaboration with the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA). 

Johnson & Johnson is the first pharmaceutical company in South Africa to apply for Covid-19 vaccine registration. The vaccine has already been rolled out in the UK and US.

Traveling abroad during the festive season might be tempting, but South Africans have been warned that this might not be a good idea.  

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