257 Housing Projects Underway in Gauteng but no Details Available

According to a response to DA questions regarding housing projects in Gauteng, the Department of Human Settlements has indicated that there are currently 257 such developments under way. Of this, 165 are provincial projects and 92 are local housing projects. However, the department is not able to provide any names, addresses, number…

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740 Ops Cancelled at Steve Biko Hospital

A total 740 operations have been cancelled at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria from January to October this year. These figures are revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. According to Mahlangu, the reasons were as follows:…

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Gauteng Health fails more targets

Note to Editors: Summary extract of Speech by Jack Bloom MPL in debate today on the Gauteng Health Annual Report According to the Gauteng Health Department’s 2013/14 Annual Report, only 69 out of 173 targets were achieved, a failure rate of 60%. This is even worse than last year, when…

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New Visa Regulations Impacting on Gauteng Tourism

The number of foreign tourists visiting Gauteng has dropped since the introduction of South Africa’s new visa regulations. In reply to my question regarding the impact these new regulations will have on tourism in Gauteng, MEC for Economic Development, Lebogang Maile, indicated that the number of tourists from the BRIC…

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