Gauteng health wastes R16m on security contracts

Gauteng Department of Health

The Gauteng Health Department has wasted R16.2 million by choosing the most expensive security contract for 6 hospitals. This is revealed in documents I have obtained through an application under the Promotion of Access to Information Act. I asked for the prices given by all the competing bidders for all…

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Suikerbosrand Still Reeling from Water Shortages

Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve

The Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve is still battling to secure adequate water flow, despite the Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (DID) spending millions of rands to address the problem. Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure Development, Nandi Mayathula-Khoza, has indicated in a written reply, that the Department has budgeted over R26,3 million on…

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Poor State of Benoni School a Danger Zone

During a recent oversight visit to Verkenner Primary School in Benoni east of Johannesburg. I was disappointed to see the shocking infrastructure conditions that both learners and teachers have had to endure. The disastrous state of wear and tear has left the school with; caved in ceilings, damaged learning material,…

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4 Hours for a Johannesburg Ambulance

The Johannesburg Metro Council claims that more than 80% of priority emergency calls are responded to within 15 minutes, but last week I dealt with two tragic cases where an ambulance took more than 4 hours to arrive. A 67-old-woman in severe pain from cancer was discharged by Charlotte Maxeke…

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