With 64 active cases of the COVID-19 (Corona) virus in South Africa, institutions across the globe are taking drastic but necessary steps to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. UCT and Wits university are among these establishments after the news that a Wits medical student and UCT staff member both tested positive for the virus.
The University of Cape Town was founded in 1829. UCT's main campus is situated at the foot of Devil's Peak, giving it a beautiful view of the Cape Flats below.
The current Chancellor of UCT is Graça Machel, the fifth person to hold the position. The post of Vice-Chancellor is currently held by Dr Max Price, who is responsible for the leadership of the university.
Banks will be stepping in to help SASSA beneficiaries in areas affected by looting incidents.
The Banking Association of South Africa revealed that over 1 400 ATMs and 269 bank branches were vandalised during the unrest in July. The unrest affected many SASSA beneficiaries who were unable to make cash withdrawals after Cash In Transit (CIT) services were suspended.
Covid and lockdowns have negatively impacted on the school, study and career options for countless people, but despite the fact that the world has changed, there are many accessible and affordable options available to those who need to finish their schooling, get a first qualification to get a foot in the door of their dream career, upskill, or re-skill into a new fiel