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During this pandemic, it has been difficult for many people to provide for their families. However with the assistance of the R350 grant payment, people have been able to pay for their basic needs. However, will this Basic Income Grant continue beyond October?


UIF has extended their Temporary Employers/Employees Relief Scheme (TERS) which will see beneficiaries receive funds for a longer period of time. 


The Department of Employment and Labour has, through its entity the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), payed a total of R31 billion to workers around the country to help them cope with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.


The Gauteng Health Department has signed the statute paving the way for the establishment of a single government-operated nursing college in the province known as the Gauteng College of Nursing (GCoN).


Almost 5 000 Wits students have received laptops, delivered by the South African Post Office (SAPO), to enable online learning during the nationwide lockdown.


Students receiving aid from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have been urged to use their learning material allowances to purchase learning devices so they can learn remotely during lockdown. Parliament has applauded the service NSFAS has provided during lockdown.


The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has partnered with the Youth Employment Service (YES) to prepare young people for employment by providing them with technical skills and relevant work opportunities.


The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has launched the Youth Micro Enterprises Relief Fund (YMERF) aimed at assisting youth-owned enterprises, which might not qualify for other funds. 


Children and educators at dozens of schools are going to head back to find their school buildings burgled and vandalised. While parents are trying to work closely with all online learning portals to assist teachers and their children, what will happen after lockdown, will there still be schools left?  Careers Portal have listed all the Educational FREE links to Learning Content from Grade R - Grade 12.


South Africa will enter a nationwide lockdown for 21-days with effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

The lockdown, announced in a televised address to the nation on Monday night, is part of efforts to curb the rapid spread of the Coronavirus in the country.


As part of the State of the Nation address to parliament, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that an amount of R64 billion will be spent over the next few years on student accommodation.


There are only a few days for students to apply for assistance from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for the 2020 academic year. Applications for eligible learners will officially close at midnight on 30 November 2019.


All government departments and its components have been directed to stop the practice of requiring certified copies of documents not older than three months to accompany applications for employment.


On 23 October 2019, Police Minister Bheki Cele met with vice-chancellors from the country’s 26 universities and PSiRA to deliberate interventions following the recent spate of violence and murders on and off campus in recent weeks. During the meeting, Cele also engaged the vice-chancellors on improving campus safety and new approaches to policing that may facilitate this.


The Department of Basic Education is considering engaging Eskom on the possible effect of load shedding on matric exams.


NSFAS was put under administration in August 2018, and Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has extended this to August 2020.  "NSFAS would like to reassure the public that the arrest of the three employees will not have an impact on the 2020 applications cycle, which is expected to close on November 30, 2019," Carolissen said. 


The Department of Basic Education says security around matric exam question papers have been tightened, in a bid to also avoid leaks. The 2019 matric exams will begin on 23 October and wrap up on 28 November 2019.


The Department of Employment and Labour has also warned the public to be on the alert of a scam that keeps resurfacing and circulating on social media promising a pay out of R30 000.


The Department of Basic Education is currently testing scripted lesson plans that are aimed at making learners more conscious of issues of Gender Based Violence (GBV).


The Department of Employment and Labour’s Employment Equity (EE) Deputy Director, Masilo Lefika, says the revised Employment Equity Act4 (EEA) form requires employers to provide salary differentials between their top and lowest earners.


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