Negligent Doctor Still Employed at ODI Hospital

Jack Bloom DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health

A doctor who was found guilty in a disciplinary hearing of misconduct that led to the death of a patient is still practicing at the ODI Hospital north of Pretoria because of a long delay in hearing his appeal. According to a written reply by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu…

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New Gauteng Liquor Act still not Completed

Janet Semple DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Economic Development, Agriculture and Rural Development

One year has passed since former Gauteng Premier, Nomvula Mokonyane, assented to the new Gauteng Liquor Act – yet since then, little work has been done to ensure its promulgation. Intended to replace the Gauteng Liquor Act 2003, the new Act will ensure that more stringent regulations can be applied…

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Government Ignorance Plunges West Rand into Darkness

Eskom’s intention to interrupt bulk electricity supply to Randfontein and Westonaria is of major concern and will further harm the already very low levels of economic development.   These interruptions are scheduled to start on 5 June 2015 and will affect electricity supply from 06h00 to 10h00 and 17h00 to…

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Suspended Mortuary Doctor Paid R1,5m

Jack Bloom DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health

A doctor who has been charged with stealing body parts from the Diepkloof mortuary in Soweto has been paid R1.54 million since he was suspended on full pay in November 2013. This is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng…

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Gauteng needs dialogue on statue defacement

John Moodey DA Gauteng Provincial Leader

The DA condemns the defacement of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in central Johannesburg yesterday, and calls on the leadership of political parties and civil society to enter into a comprehensive dialogue on South Africa’s past and preserving our shared heritage. Recent events have shown that the debate around South…

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