R212m for farmers in drought-stricken provinces
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has allocated R212 million to assist provinces that have been severely affected by the drought.
The money is to be used for animal feed in seven provinces including the Free State (R31 million), KwaZulu-Natal (R23 million), Limpopo (R28 million), Mpumalanga (R26 million), North West (R38 million), Northern Cape, Eastern Cape (R29 million) and the Western Cape (R12 million).
Home Affairs grants blanket extension for study visas
The Department of Home Affairs has granted a blanket extension until 31 March 2017 on all visas issued for the purpose of studies at tertiary institutions in South Africa.
The extension applies to all study visas with an expiry date of, or prior to, 31 December 2016, and it is on condition that the date of departure from South Africa is not later than 31 March 2017. For more information, call: 0800 60 11 90