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After President Cyril Ramaphosa extended the adjusted alert Level 3 lockdown, the Democratic Alliance has called on the government to extend the UIF TERS Scheme. 


Following all the buzz around the R350 grant offered by SASSA which comes to an end this month, many calls have come for government to introduce a Basic Income Grant. Well, President Ramaphosa has now addressed it.


International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor urges South Africans to be alert and take caution when travelling internationally over this festive season as countries overseas are entering the second wave of the pandemic and lockdowns may ensue. 


Now that President Ramaphosa has extended the National State of Disaster to 31 January 2021, it begs the question, will the Unemployment Insurance Fund be extending the Covid-19 TERS fund as well? Well, here's what we know.


South Africa is scheduled to sit down for a family meeting next week as the President will be addressing the nation. This address will happen after Ramaphosa has a meeting with the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) next week.


Yesterday was the first day of Final exams for Matrics after a very strange year. The 2020 academic year was full of surprises for everyone and Matrics have had to adjust quickly to it all. So how did the exams go while we're in this pandemic?


Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, told the public that right now, she is not too worried about the Matric pass rate. Matrics started their final exams yesterday after having a bump filled 2020 academic year. Although students are stressed, they are excited as well. 


The Western Cape Education Department was left out when it came to being notified about the latest Matric exam changes. WCED will now hold further engagements with the Department but has also made decisions on how they will operate.


The Department of Basic Education has previously been concerned when it comes to the enrolment and pass rates in gateway subjects. Now that the time has come for learners to embark on their Final Matric exams, Government will be focussing on how Matrics perform in these subjects closely.


The Department of Basic Education announced that they have decided to allow Matrics who test positive for the coronavirus to partake in the 2020 final Matric exams. Matrics officially start writing their National Senior Certificate today and will end on 15 December.

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