#Adulting 101

  1. Smile (or sigh) for your licence renewal 

In a rare plus side of the pandemic for those of us who hate paperwork, there’s been a long reprieve on renewing expired driving licences. But the grace period is nearly over: you have until 31 August to renew your driving licence if it expired between 26 March 2020 and 1 December 2020. If it expired any time before or after this date range, you will need to apply for a new card. Due to the inefficient system and a huge national backlog, the DA and motoring groups are lobbying for the expiration date to be extended. In case they’re not successful, we suggest you get cracking before the month ends. 😬

  1. October school holiday may be scrapped

The pandemic has dramatically delayed the 2021 school year and everyone is scrambling to make up for lost time. The Department of Education has proposed scrapping the October holidays (1 – 11 October) as a way to buy extra classroom time. Discussions are still underway, and we’ll let you know the outcome as soon as we do. 

This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 19 August 2021. Sign up to receive our weekly updates.

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