DA saddened by passing of Senyaka Kekana

Senyaka Kekana

The DA is deeply saddened by the passing of legendary kwaito musician, Senyaka Kekana in Vereeniging yesterday. Senyaka was born and raised in the Vaal, and has left an indelible mark on an entire generation of youngsters, who grew up listening to hits such as Go Away, Chesa Mpama and…

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64 Essential Medicines Short at Gauteng Hospitals

Essential medicines short at Gauteng hospitals

A total of 64 essential medicines are unavailable or in short supply at Gauteng public hospitals, causing severe problems for patients who need them. This is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. According to Mahlangu, 86% of Vital…

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What is the Future of Sizwe TB Hospital?

Nursing staff at Sizwe TB Hospital

Today is World TB day on which we should reflect on what should be done to combat this scourge in our country, where 15 000 cases of drug-resistant TB are diagnosed each year but only about half are treated. While Gauteng has achieved a commendable TB cure rate of over…

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Delayed Electrification Sets Khutsong Ablaze

Delayed electrification sets Khutsong ablaze - burning tyres and blockading roads

Residents of Khutsong south, ext. 5, near Carletonville, have taken to the streets, burning tyres and blockading roads over the non-electrification of RDP houses in the area. Over a thousand RDP units in the area are still without power – despite owners taking occupation more than three years ago. This…

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DA Calls for Urgent Intervention at Lyttelton Police Station

Lyttelton Police Station

This morning Councillor Clive Napier of Ward 57 (Lyttelton-Centurion) and I visited the Lyttelton Police Station which remains under-resourced almost a year after the Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malubane was made aware of the problem. Residents of the greater Centurion area have for months been victim of sustained criminal activities,…

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