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Teenage pregnancy

Humans rights advocacy group the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) has written an open letter to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshega with regard to the high number of adolescent pregnancies in South African schools.

A recent survey by Afrobarometer found that people believe that the South African economy is in a worse position than it was one year ago. Less than half of these people expect the situation to improve.

2 parents with young child

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) makes provision for adoptive parents. This ensures that when adoptive parents take off time from work to spend with their family, their bank income is subsidized.

On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa mentioned that the government will be providing further information on its approach to ‘vaccine passports’. He says these vaccine passports can be used as evidence of vaccination for various purposes and events.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged residents of South Africa to get vaccinated against Covid-19. He believes that if enough adults get vaccinated, the country can avoid a large wave of infections and further lockdowns.

The unemployment stats released by Statistic South Africa paints a grim picture. More than 2 million people have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The situation faced by South Africans is made worse by the rising cost of living, increasing inflation rate and rising petrol prices.

school-classroom

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has declared its concern over the amount of teaching time lost over the last two years as a result of the pandemic. The DBE believes that disruptions to learning can have long lasting effects on the lives of the pupils who are missing out on school time. 

Former South African President Jacob Zuma

 After causing much chaos in the days leading to his arrest, former President Jacob Zuma has thrown in the towel. 

Money

With a record high unemployment rate of 43.2% recorded in the first quarter of 2021[1], and lockdown destroying 42.7%[2] of small businesses in South Africa, it is a clear signal that the backbone of our country’s frail economy is weakening.

money-rands

The rand recently reached its strongest against the US dollar since 2019. Consumers and economists are hopeful about what this means for the country. 

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