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Government to introduce new digital Covid-19 certificate for South Africa – what you should know

The government has commenced with the development of a digital Covid-19 vaccination certificate which will confirm that a person has been vaccinated in South Africa, says health minister Dr Joe Phaahla. Addressing media on Friday (10 September), Phaahla said that the certificate will be available through a person’s smartphone, which can then also be printed […]

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CEO says government should scrap work-from-home rules in South Africa – and make vaccines mandatory for some

While many South African companies are legally required to allow their employees to work from home, the time has come to remove these lockdown regulations, says Busi Mavuso, Business Leadership South Africa chief executive. Writing in her weekly open letter, Mavuso noted that companies have a responsibility to ensure that employees operate in a safe […]

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Forget the matric pass rate – here’s what government says you should look at instead

The Department of Basic Education is trialling a new way of reporting matric performances – looking beyond an overall pass rate in favour of a ‘basket of results’ that take into account other factors. The announcement of the matric pass rate is a headline event in South Africa, with many stakeholders looking to gauge the […]

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Government clamping down on absenteeism and language policies at schools in South Africa

The Department of Basic Education has tabled the draft Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) bill in parliament. The bill, which was first announced in 2017, seeks to provide updated amendments to sections of the South African Schools Act. This includes stricter rules around student attendance, admissions and language policies. Some of the key proposals in […]

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