Bloom Barred from Natalspruit Hospital

Natalspruit Hospital security bar Jack Bloom

Last week, on Thursday 2 April, I was barred by security guards from doing an inspection visit to the new Natalspruit Hospital in Vosloorus. Head of security Mr Vusi Mkhize appeared to be waiting for me as I had announced earlier in the week that I was going to visit…

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4846 Patients Wait for Surgery at Bara Hospital

Jack Bloom DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health

I am shocked at the disclosure by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu that 4846 patients wait for surgery at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. According to a reply by Mahlangu to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature, eye surgery has the highest waiting list, with 1919 patients waiting for operations…

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Esselen Park Mobile Clinic in Shocking Conditions


The DA calls on Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu to urgently address serious infrastructure and sanitation issues at the site of the Esselen Park mobile clinic in Ekurhuleni. During a recent oversight visit with local DA Councillor Ruth Shabalala, the DA found that due to the broken down mobile clinic,…

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17 False Qualifications Detected in Gauteng

Fake qualifications in Gauteng

Qualification checks have been made on 1013 employees in the Gauteng Provincial Government since 2012, and have uncovered 17 false qualifications. David Makhura’s Response This is revealed by Gauteng Premier David Makhura in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. Most of the checks (747) were carried…

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Gauteng Sports MEC Prioritises Events over Development

Gauteng Sports MEC prioritises events over development

Gauteng Sports MEC Molebatsi Bopape today showed her disdain for sports development in the province through her misguided belief that hosting events hold more importance than purchasing sports equipment. Oral Questions in the Gauteng Legislature During her response to oral questions on funding for the Gauteng Sports Awards, the DA…

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