Critical medicine shortage at Joburg Hospital

Essential medicines short at Gauteng hospitals

Many patients at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital do not receive their medicines and either go without or have to buy from a private pharmacy.   This week I was shocked by the case of Ms Shamrock Rademeyer, a 65-year-old pensioner, whose family has to spend about R6000 every month…

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Evaton Renewal project Gauteng’s shame

During a recent oversight visit to the community of Evaton in Sedibeng south of Johannesburg I was appalled to see that, ten years since the commencement of the Evaton Renewal project, no progress has been made.   Despite R 58 million being awarded towards this project in 2004, the community…

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Gauteng Infrastructure MEC thwarts transparency

Gauteng Infrastructure Development Department (DID) MEC, Nandi Mayathula-Khoza, in an attempt to hide her department’s poor performance, has instructed officials not to interact directly with politicians. The ANC recently took a decision to prevent client departments, on behalf of whom DID manages infrastructure projects, from interacting directly with the Infrastructure…

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