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Social Relief of Distress grant extended to March 2024

The COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant – also known as the R350 grant – is expected to be extended to the end of March 2024. This as government continues to consider options for a replacement for the grant with no decision taken yet on how the replacement will be financed. Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana announced the extension of the grant during his presentation of the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement in Parliament on Wednesday afternoon. “The SRD grant was introduced in May 2020 as a temporary measure to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable, who were affected by [COVID-19 induced] lockdown measures. It has been extended several times since then. Discussions on the future of the grant are ongoing and involve very difficult trade-offs and financing decisions,” he said. As a result of the extension of the SRD grants, other social grants – such as old age grants and disability grants – will increase lower than inflation. According to Treasury, the SRD grant is ex

Choosing the right job opportunities for your qualifications

Choosing the right job opportunities for your qualifications can be a daunting task, but there are several things you can do to make the process easier. Here are some tips:

Choosing the right job opportunities for your qualifications


1. Assess your skills and qualifications: Before you start applying for jobs, take some time to assess your skills and qualifications. This will help you identify which job opportunities are a good fit for you and which ones are not. Make a list of your skills, experience, and education, and use this information to help you narrow down your job search.


2. Research job opportunities: Spend time researching different job opportunities and industries that interest you. Look for job descriptions that match your skills and qualifications, and pay attention to the requirements and responsibilities of each job. Use job search engines and career websites to help you find job opportunities.


3. Network: Networking is an important part of finding the right job opportunities. Attend job fairs, industry events, and networking events to meet people in your desired field. Use LinkedIn to connect with professionals in your industry and ask for their advice and insights.


4. Customize your resume and cover letter: Once you have identified job opportunities that match your skills and qualifications, customize your resume and cover letter for each job. Use keywords from the job description and highlight your relevant skills and experience. This will help you stand out to potential employers.


5. Prepare for interviews: Once you start getting interviews, take time to prepare. Research the company and the job, and practice answering common interview questions. Be sure to highlight your relevant skills and experience during the interview.


Remember, finding the right job opportunities takes time and effort. Stay persistent and focused, and be open to new opportunities that come your way.



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