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President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government is considering introducing a basic income grant. This follows a week of violent protests, looting and rioting in the country.


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.


June marks not only Youth Month, but pride month as well. We still have a long way to go until the day the LGBTQIA+ community no longer have to fear for their lives because of who they are. President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken against homophobia and violence against the LGBTQIA+ community.


President Cyril Ramaphosa used his Youth Day speech for the official launch of a new government service to help battle the 46% youth unemployment rate.  He called on young people to register for the new SA Youth service to help them gain access to jobs and learning opportunities.


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.


"We will not abandon our students. We will fund their education because it is their right." These were the words of President Cyril Ramaphosa when he addressed the National House of Traditional Leaders in parliament. He was speaking on a day that student protests in Johannesburg spread across the country, with calls for a national campus shutdown if the government did not meet student demands. 


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 Unemployment Insurance Fund still has the task of working out the details of the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme, better known as TERS, and it's extension. New applications to benefit from the scheme are yet to open.


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.


There is little cause for celebration this year, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. He was addressing the country in the latest national address in what have come to be known as 'Family Meetings'.

Nearly 27 000 South Africans are known to have died from Covid-19 and the number of new infections continues to arise. The President painted a bleak picture of the state of the health system in the country in what looked like the introduction to stricter lockdown measures.

Full Details of the new restrictions


New restrictions have been announced in an effort to prevent New Year's Eve celebrations becoming superspreader events that shoot Covid-19 cases into even higher numbers. We have the full text of the president's speech.


President Cyril Ramaphosa has begun his self-quarantine period after coming into contact with a Covid-19 positive guest at a dinner. The president attended a fundraising dinner for the Adopt-a-School Foundation on Saturday 24 October.


Those fateful words, "My Fellow South Africans..." Originally they told us that there would be a three week lockdown. Five months later President Cyril Ramaphosa will be speaking to the country again on Saturday night - but what will he be saying?


President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that there are signs that the Covid-19 daily cases in South Africa are stabilising, especially in Provinces which have seen a rapid spread in the past few months. South Africans are still urged to be safe by staying home, wearing masks when out in public and maintaining social distancing around others.


The speculation about the revised academic calendar has been confirmed and released.


President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address the nation tonight at 8pm. He is expected to give clarity about a number of issues.


President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent his condolences to the family of the late Andrew Mekete Mlangeni. He was the last surviving Rivonia Trialist.


President Cyril Ramaphosa has said many difficult decisions will be made to revive South Africa's economy. He has now discussed how the government plans to revive it.


After nearly 3 weeks with no news, President Cyril Ramaphosa will be making another national speech to the country about the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown.


Selected offenders who have been sentenced will be released in order to fight the spread of Covid-19. This comes as a result of the President's new ruling after many confirmed cases of Covid-19 as well as deaths were found in South African Correctional Facilities. 

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