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The Gauteng Education Department began their school placements on Friday 15 October. According to Gauteng Education spokesperson Steve Mabona, parents have been confirming that they have received school placement offers for their children.

Have you chosen the Cash Send payment option to receive your R350 grant and still waiting on your payment? Well, keep reading to find out why you have not received your payment yet.

The DBE is piloting the rollout of the General Education Certificate which will be given to Grade 9 learners to address the current issue of many learners leaving school without a national qualification.

The recently held National Teachers Awards included a prize where teachers needed to identify a learner who would win a Funza Lushaka Bursary. This Bursary offers a multi-year programme to students, which promotes teaching as a profession.

Applications to register for the Second Chance Programme are currently open. The programme aims to help those learners who did not pass their National Senior Certificate or Extended Senior Certificate. Below you may find more about this program.

Every 5 years, South Africa holds nationwide Municipal Elections, and on the 1st of November 2021, the time will come once again for registered South African voters to have their say. This time, however, the ever-looming threat of COVID-19 presents an obstacle in the procession of these elections, mainly with regards to parties’ responses to the pandemic, how this may affect the votes, and how the elections will be held amid the pandemic.


Children aged 12 to 17 will soon be next in line to receive their vaccination jabs. The Health Department said that it is making arrangements for the vaccination rollout to begin next week.

The Department of Basic Education is looking to reinforce education on personal hygiene in schools through its launch of the National Schools Hygiene Programme. 


The South African Social Security Agency is reviewing the circumstances under which public servants have had their social grants suspended.

The Gauteng Education Department will today begin sending out SMSes to parents and guardians with school offers as school placements commence today. This year, the Department took a different approach to how school applications are done.

Applications to study at Unisa in 2022 will close today so get those applications in now if you haven't already. Unisa is a distance learning University meaning that you study from home.

A group of Grade 12 pupils in the Western Cape will soon be writing Africa's first-ever matric paper on marine science. One of them went down her journey in studying the subject over the past three years.

In a bid to reduce youth unemployment, the government is calling on the youth to consider pursuing business ventures in Waste Management. Officials in the sector held an event detailing how the youth can benefit from this opportunity. 


Students at the University of the Free State may have to present vaccination certificates to access campuses next year. This comes as the institution is looking to return students to campus in a way that will prioritize safety and minimise the risk of Covid-19 infections.

A bunch of us are patiently waiting for NSFAS to announce when their 2022 applications will open. Now, the financial aid scheme has given us some insight into why we are seeing this delay.

Instead of visiting the Post Office, Sassa is calling on all Gold Card Carrying clients to access their 350 SRD grant payouts in the following way.

A community in Gqeberha has taken it upon itself to revive and repurpose an abandoned school as part of its initiative to foster a positive youth environment. The aim is to also do away with rampant criminal activity in the area. 


Load shedding seems to have hit university students the hardest during a crucial time in their studies. This comes as some of them have had to forfeit their online exams due to power outages.


SASSA has a message for those who receive the R350 grant about their cellphone numbers. The R350 grant is disbursed to millions of unemployed South Africans.

Wits University has released a framework in efforts to make vaccines mandatory for student. The University has now received some negative reactions to this proposal.