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The South African Social Services Agency (SASSA) has urged the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant applicants to appeal through their system. This after a fake social media post that said appeals are processed through emails. 


The University of Fort Hare spoke out on rumours that NSFAS was involved in the death incidents of two students. Rumours say that NSFAS was the cause due to delayed funding.


As the third wave approaches, many are wondering whether schools will close down again. Recently, a fake message has been floating around concerning school closures which the Department of Basic Education has now clarified.


Recently, fake messages are being spread about the Special Relief Distress grant SASSA offers which pays beneficiaries R350 per month. The grant was extended for another three months.


The Department of Basic Education has spoken out following fake claims posted on social media. It has also come to the defence of Minister Motshekga who has come under fire since announcing the reopening of schools. 


Police Minister Bheki Cele has confirmed that 8 people have been arrested for spreading fake news. The latest is a 55-year-old man from Cape Town who published a video on social media with a cotton bud up his nose.


There has been a spike in the spreading of fake news on social media as more people have been trying to keep up with the latest covid-19 news. Creating and spreading fake news could now land you in jail, as the South African government has made spreading fake news a criminal offence.


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