SASSA suspends more than 200k disability grants

SASSA has suspended more than 210, 000 disability grants following a series of expansions during 2020. Frustrated beneficiaries must now reapply for medical assessments during the height of South Africa’s second wave of coronavirus infections. The sudden suspension of grants has resulted in a dire backlog as those still unable[…]

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More undertakers losing their lives to COVID-19

The National Funeral Practitioners Association of South Africa (NFPASA) says more and more undertakers and burial staff are losing their lives to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The association says the industry also faces challenges of high demand for coffins and an increase in policy cancellations. Tshipi-Noto funeral home started in Delmas,[…]

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Israel to hold snap election in March, fourth in two years

Israel’s parliament was dissolved on Wednesday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fractured ruling coalition failed to pass a budget, triggering the country’s fourth election in two years amid public anger over Netanyahu’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Netanyahu and his former election rival, Defence Minister Benny Gantz, established a unity[…]

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