Life Esidimeni patients still at unlicensed NGO’s

  Fifty-nine days have passed since the Health Ombudsman released his report on the deaths of mental health patients who were transferred from Life Esidimeni.   In his report, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba recommended as follows: “All patients from Life Esidimeni currently placed in unlawful NGOs must be urgently removed and…

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Stoffel Park should be upgraded not dismantled

Jack Bloom DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health

  The Stoffel Park informal settlement in Mamelodi East should be upgraded rather than dismantled. I was shocked to see on my visit there yesterday the empty spaces where shacks had been destroyed and more than two thousand people brutally removed to Pienaarspoort earlier this year. I first visited Stoffel…

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Uncertain future for Mangolongolo

Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo

Land Ownership Dispute The Mangolongolo informal settlement in Denver in east Johannesburg faces an uncertain future as it can only be upgraded when the land ownership issue is resolved. According to a written reply by Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature, the 413…

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Budget Vote Speeches: Office of the Premier


  Speech by John Moodey MPL DA Gauteng Leader “Premier needs to slay Goliath of greed, corruption and mismanagement” Speech highlights: Gauteng is plagued by the triple threat of poverty, unemployment and inequality However, the threat to effective governance is corruption, maladministration and non-accountability by a severely under skilled and…

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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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