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DJ Black Coffee won his first Grammy Award for the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album for his ‘Subconsciously’ album. This was an astounding moment for the DJ as this was his first time being nominated for these awards.

 


The State Of the Nation Address highlighted a few challenges that South Africa has and how the government plans to tackle them. Currently, the percentage of unemployed South African youth sits at 60%. However, the Presidential Youth Employment stimulus programme has supported over 850 000 opportunities in its first two phases. 


The Ballito Rage orgainses were determined for this year's event to go ahead. However, despite their efforts, the event has been cancelled.


Many people across the country have been affected by loadshedding implemented by Eskom. The education sector has not been left unaffected, and the South African Students Congress is calling for accountability. 


The learner dropout rate in South African public schools led to the Basic Education Minister declaring it as a crisis. The Zero Dropout Campaign has been advocating for strategies to keep learners at school, as President Cyril Ramaphosa encouraged in the National Teachers Award Ceremony last week.  


Speaking at a Teachers Award Event in Kempton, President Cyril Ramaphosa was earnest about the importance of education and how black people were deprived education in the past. Ramaphosa delivered the keynote address at the annual National Teaching Awards in Kempton Park on Wednesday.  
 


During his "family meeting" on Sunday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa gave an update about the R350 grant. The second round of the grant kicked off in the first week of August.


On Sunday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa took to the podium as he announced changes to the National Lockdown regulations. These included a new curfew, lockdown level and a few other things so keep reading for all the details.


Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga says that schools are ready to reopen as scheduled on Monday, 26 July depending on confirmation from President Cyril Ramaphosa and that vandalised schools in KwaZulu-Natal have made provisions to ensure their reopening on the same date. 


With target numbers nearing a million for the vaccinations in the education sector, these inoculations could then not be finished on time. The Department of Basic Education has now announced that they'll be extending the deadline.


University of Cape Town (UCT) executives and President Cyril Ramaphosa have released statements on where they stand on the conflict between Palestine and Israel. Both UCT and the President have given their insight on what could bring about a solution.


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.


The Gauteng High Court recently ruled that the decision to limit first-time entrants into Unisa, taken by the university and Minister of Higher Education Science and Technology Blade Nzimande, should be set aside. The university has now said it will study this judgement given by the court. 


South Africa's Former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, has given her response to Unisa accepting fewer students in 2021. She is now calling for government to reverse this decision. Minister Nzimande spoke more on his decision during a briefing on Monday.


President Ramaphosa has said that government is aiming to roll out the new Coding and Robotics Curriculum for schools. This is being done so that preparation can be done for the Fourth (and Fifth) Industrial Revolution.


President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced the extension of the R350 SRD grant and SASSA has released a statement providing all the details surrounding this, including the fact that approved applicants need not re-apply. 


Amazing news! President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that government will be extending the social relief distress grant of R350 as well as the Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme.


President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that government has invested in student housing and will build further accommodation spaces for student. Student accommodation has been a major issue in the higher education sector for years.


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