Bed sores rise at Joburg hospital

There has been a worrying increase in bed sores at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital, rising from 208 bed sores in 2014 to 322 in 2016. This is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. The figures of recorded…

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Mental health NGOs struggle with inadequate subsidies

As more horrors are revealed at the Esidimeni arbitration hearings, a report adopted yesterday by the Gauteng Legislature’s Health Committee finds that mental health NGOs in Gauteng are struggling with inadequate subsidies, new licensing requirements, and proper staffing and infrastructure. This report is based on visits by committee researchers to…

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Tshwane DA ‘too white’ story non-factual

The story reported in The Citizen newspaper today entitled “Tshwane DA too white” is factually incorrect and distorts the reality of the work done by the DA in Tshwane. Tshwane ward 92 councillor Abel Tau, who is standing for election as the regional chair in this coming weekend’s regional congress…

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