DA Gauteng Condemns Invasion of Government Land

Unlawful land seizure in Emaphupheni, Gauteng east

The DA Gauteng condemns the attempts earlier this week by residents, to invade government owned land in Emaphupheni, east of Gauteng. Unlawful Land Seizure   Despite genuine grievances from many of our poor and marginalized citizens whose pleas for service delivery have fallen on deaf ears – we appeal to…

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Gauteng Community Safety Department Must Commit to a Safer Province

Community Police Forum

Oversight and Community Engagement The Gauteng Department of Community Safety’s needs to adopt a sense of urgency in its implementation of oversight and community engagement programmes before another year of missed targets and deadlines passes by. This week the Department tabled a third quarterly report littered with failed programme outcomes…

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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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