Is Emfuleni’s new Municipal Manager up for the job?

The secondment of Mr Dithabe Nkoane by Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance, Paul Mashatile, as the Municipal Manager of Emfuleni raises questions over whether the provincial government is eager to turn around the financial mismanagement of the municipality, or if this is just another cadre deployment by the ANC in…

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4000 vacant critical posts in Gauteng hospitals

Gauteng state hospitals have more than 4 000 vacancies in critical medical posts, including specialists, pharmacists, professional nurses and doctors. This is revealed in the Gauteng Health Department’s 2016/17 Annual Report that was tabled recently in the Gauteng Legislature. According to the report, the vacancy rates in critical medical posts…

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Discipline of top Esidimeni officials put on hold

The disciplinary cases of two top Gauteng Health Department officials have been put on hold pending the finalization of their appeal against the Health Ombudman’s findings about the deaths of patients transferred from Life Esidimeni to unsuitable NGOs. This is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa in a written…

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BLF thugs physically attack DA Activists

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is deeply angered by the behaviour of a group of intoxicated thugs, wearing BLF regalia, who attacked DA Activists who were canvassing support at Ghandi Square for the #Data4All Campaign. The BLF cornered and attacked our Activists using whips and other weapons, then went on further…

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