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This year, the largest group in the sector’s recent history will sit for matric exams.

Education Quality Assurance Council, Umalusi, has given assessment bodies the greenlight to administer the 2020 matric exams.

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The absence of a COVID-19 vaccine elevates prevention measures as a country’s first line of defence against the onslaught of the virus. To create awareness of these measures and effect behaviour change, reliable information needs to be shared with citizens so that they can make informed decisions on protecting themselves and their families.

The Africa Continental Free Trade area is more than a trade agreement, it is a game-changer that will transpose the steady Africa’s GDP from good to great. It, however, requires the united effort and social cohesion from all citizens of the continent.

Financial literacy is a crucial skill in every stage of life, more so for young people today.

It comes as no surprise that at a time when the country finds itself at its most vulnerable, there will be companies and individuals that will take the opportunity to profiteer for their own gain and take advantage of the current state of national disaster, finding ways of exploiting consumers by selling COVID-19 related items and passing them off as locally made and/or safe to use against the spread of the pandemic.

We live in a globally connected world where the fortunes of nations are interlinked. This is particularly true for African countries which are all interconnected on a people to people, social, trade and economic level.

There are many remarkable men and women upon whose shoulders our nation has been built. Their powerful contributions to our struggle for freedom charted the way for a country that belongs to all South Africans.

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COVID-19: All you need to know

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Social Development Month

Social Development Month 2017

October marks Social Development Month.

Nelson Mandela Centenary

Nelson Mandela Centenary

Nelson Mandela Centenary

OR Tambo Centenary

OR Tambo Centenary

2017 marks the OR Tambo Centenary.

State of the Nation Address 2020

State of the Nation Address 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the State of the Nation Address on 13 February 2020 at 7pm before a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament.

Investment Conference 2019

Investment Conference 2019

South Africa will host its second South Africa Investment Conference from 5 to 7 November 2019. The Investment Conference will provide a platform to showcase new investment opportunities in the country.

Mandela Month 2019

Mandela Month 2019

In July, South Africa celebrates former President Nelson Mandela's birthday.

16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children: 25 November to 10 December

Transport Month

October marks Transport Month.

Nine-Point Plan

In his 2015 State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma announced the Nine-Point Plan to boost economic growth and create much-needed jobs.

Freedom Month

South Africa celebrates Freedom Month during April.

State of the Nation Address

President Jacob Zuma will present the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces) on 11 February 2016

16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children 2015 - 25 November - 10 December

In memoriam: Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati

Mme Ruth Segomotsi Mompati passed on in the early hours of Tuesday, 12 May 2015, at a Military Hospital in Cape Town.