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The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) says a move to level 3 lockdown, which will commence from 1 June 2020, will enable the agency to accelerate the pace of paying out the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant.

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Monday, 25 May 2020 19:08

Back to school prep underway across SA

With just a week to go until Grade 7 and 12 learners return to the classroom under level 3 of lockdown, preparations are underway at schools across the country to ensure the safe return of pupils, come 1 June 2020.

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Monday, 25 May 2020 12:49

SA COVID-19 cases rise to 22 583

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has announced a total number of 22 583 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa.

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Monday, 25 May 2020 12:32

South Africa moves to alert level 3

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will move to alert level 3 with effect from 1 June - with more sectors of the economy opening and the removal of a number of restrictions on the movement of people.

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While crime in the country continued to remain low during the COVID-19 lockdown, reported cases began to increase after the country moved to level 4 at the beginning of May.

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Final year students and those graduating in 2020 may return to campus under level 3 lockdown.

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Friday, 22 May 2020 19:43

R513 million relief fund for SMMEs

The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) has approved payment worth R513 million for small businesses whose finances have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The level of awareness and compliance with the lockdown regulations in Gauteng have improved but areas in some townships remain a concern for government.

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Thursday, 21 May 2020 14:39

UIF scrutinising suspicious relief claims

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has assured Parliament that the department is conducting the requisite due diligence as it disburses COVID-19 TERS Benefits to avoid processing fraudulent claims.

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Collection of smart identity cards, birth registrations and temporary measures regulating entry and exit from South Africa for emergency medical attention are now open at the Department of Home Affairs - under level 4 of the national Coronavirus lockdown.

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