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Because of the drop in new cases of Covid-19 in the country the President has announced a relaxation of the lockdown regulations. It's good news for those who like to stay up late, or wake up early, but there are still many restrictions in place and Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated that the chance of a third wave, or the arrival of new variants are still things we have to be concerned about.


The Department of Social Development will be making payments to beneficiaries of the Early Childhood Development Employment - Stimulus Relief Grant (ECD-ESRF) within in the next week. 


A school in Tembisa, Gauteng has been under construction for nearly 5 years with more than R86 million spent on it. Residents of the community are now appealing to the government to open the school as the conditions of the temporary school are very poor. 


The KwaZulu-Natal youth empowerment programme has created more than 130 000 jobs, despite the economic decline caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


The DA announced that South Africa's 2020 matric results are not accurate as it does not truly reflect the number of students who are failed the 2020 NSC exams in the country.

 


Lindiwe Zulu, the Minister of Social Development, announced that SASSA has decided to extend the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant as many South Africans are still in need of the grant.

 


Now that February is coming to an end and March is upon us, SASSA has announced the dates for beneficiaries to get paid for March 2021. SASSA issues grants to vulnerable South Africans all over.


NSFAS is currently finalising checks on funding applications received for 2021. Applications for students wanting to be funded in 2021 thorugh the National Student Financial Aid Scheme came to a total of almost 800 000.


Panyaza Lesufi, the Gauteng Education MEC, takes an aim at the education quality assurance body. Lesufi announced that Umalusi was unfair to the Matric Class of 2020.


Parents and learners have been gathering outside Sinenjongo High school in Joe Slovo park in the hope of finding placement at the school. They are among more than 8,600 learners still to be placed at schools in the Western Cape.

By Peter Luhanga

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