All quiet on the War Room front

Improved Services In his inaugural state of the province address, Gauteng Premier David Makhura, announced the creation of a provincial Service Delivery War Room (SDWR) to improve the manner in which government rolls out services to residents. However one year later, the finer details of this project are still unknown.…

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Infrastructure MEC holds Gauteng back from a better life

Major Underspending The Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (DID), responsible for the establishment and maintenance of much needed infrastructure, has once again left millions of residents behind by failing to institute astute financial and project management. During the 2013/14 financial year, the department underspent its budget by R640 million –…

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17 Criminal Cases Against Joburg Hospital Staff

Cockroaches in Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital

Criminal staff Seventeen criminal cases have been opened against employees of the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital as part of the disciplinary process against 116 employees in the last three years. This is disclosed by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature.…

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Gauteng Premier Contradicts MEC on West Rand Merger

No to West Rand Merger

Feasibility of Merging West Rand Municipalities Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Cooperative Governance MEC Jacob Mamabolo are on a collision course over the feasibility of merging West Rand municipalities into a metropolitan area, as the Premier supports the DA’s assertion that lumping dysfunctional municipalities together will not improve service delivery…

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