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The DA has called for SASSA to clarify why there is a lack of funds available for an extension of the temporary disability grants, which were suspended at the end of December. 


SABC Education has called for the matrics of 2020 to register to receive their final results as the marking of the matric exams are coming to an end. 


If you've applied to receive funding from NSFAS and you're wondering when they will communicate your application results, then keep reading. 


Fundile Gade, the Eastern Cape Education MEC, briefed the media about progress made and processes after the final day of marking examination papers. The MEC outlined the departmental plans for the 2021 academic year, as well as the readiness of schools to reopen.


The National Planning Commission (NPC) applauded the government for inroads made in improving South Africa’s access to education. NPC believes that by improving access to education will help reduce the high inequality levels in the country.


Originally the Education Department said they hoped independent schools would delay their opening dates for term one, but they couldn't force them. Now the government has released regulations that specify when private schools can open - and those who have opened early will have to close again.


Unisa made the sudden decision to only have one semester in 2021 instead of two after Minister Blade Nzimande made an announcement. Which caused Unisa students to petition against this decision.


Some teachers are now showing concern and are worried that even with the delayed reopening of schools, returning to schools still won't be safe for them. Teachers are due back at schools on 1 February with learners following on 15 February.


On Wednesday, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and Department of Social Development presented to the Portfolio Committee to address challenges applicants experienced when reapplying for the Temporary Disability Grants.


Unisa has assured students that they will be receiving their completion letters soon. Unisa has also recently made some announcements about their exams, assignments and registrations.

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