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As Covid-19 cases rise within the institutions of higher learning, NEHAWU is becoming worried that campuses might become Covid-19 hotspots and create super spreaders. 


The University of Pretoria has recorded over a 100 new Covid-19 cases over the last few days. Officials have expressed concern towards on campus university outbreaks and spreading.


South Africa now has over 1,5 million cases as we continue to battle Covid-19 and the changes which arrived along with it. We now bring you the latest Covid updates and statistics in the country.


Many applicants for the SASSA R350 grant are left with a status saying 'Pending' and don't know what this means or where their application is. Read more to find out what this means and also what happens to your application after you apply. 


The Easter weekend is days away and Government has had to make some changes to the lockdown restrictions, which includes an alcohol ban. Fears of a third wave are now emerging.


South Africa is scheduled to sit down for a family meeting tonight as the President will be addressing the nation. This address comes after Ramaphosa held meetings with the National Coronavirus Command Council.


It is less than one year since the first case of the new virus, Covid-19 was identified in South Africa and the first batch of vaccine to protect against the infection has landed in the country.  President Cyril Ramaphosa will be speaking to the country again tonight with an update on the vaccine programme, and maybe, just maybe, updates on the lockdown regulations. 


While South Africa awaits the arrival of the Covid-19 vaccines, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize provided updates on the rollout of the vaccines saying research is being done into the efficacy of the vaccines for the new variant of Covid-19. 


The Higher Education department and institutions is now preparing for the reopening of Universities in March while we still live alongside Covid-19. The Department is also preparing institutions to support the vaccine rollout.


In the Minister's new government gazette, Dlamini-Zuma said that it is not mandatory for children who are younger than six years old to wear masks in public.

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