No bandages for Ekurhuleni ambulances

There is a shocking shortage of bandages and other basic medical items for Ekurhuleni ambulances, which forces paramedics to ration what is available, borrow from elsewhere or even buy from their own pockets. I discovered this yesterday when I visited the Palmridge fire station in Alberton. There is a shortage…

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Jo’burg fibre broadband fiasco adds to ANC ICT woes

The City of Johannesburg (COJ), in attempting to buy itself out of a R3 billion fibre broadband contract, has once again highlighted the ANC’s inability to manage large scale ICT projects. Recently COJ attempted to cancel its contract with CitiConnect BWired after numerous delays and alleged breaches of contract. Mayor…

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More questions raised about R265M Gauteng hospital security contracts

The national government’s announced review of tender outsourcing in provincial health departments raises more questions about the Gauteng Health Department’s R265 million award of hospital security contracts in September last year. I am very suspicious about these two-year contracts which were awarded in a rushed manner without the input of…

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Gauteng licensing centre staff take extended vacation

Complaints from members of the public have been pouring in regarding the sloppy and at times hostile behaviour by staff at licensing centres across Gauteng who appear not to be back at work. At least four centres in the province, Centurion, Midrand, Watloo and Randburg, have experienced queues backed up…

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