Spare beds at Sizwe TB Hospital

The Sizwe Tuberculosis Hospital in Sandringham, Johannesburg is currently underutilized with only 100 out of 260 beds occupied, but the extra capacity will be important if there is an upsurge in multi-drug resistant TB. I visited this specialist TB hospital yesterday after receiving photos and a video of disruptive activities…

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Gauteng Health fails to pay suppliers on time

According to a reply from the Gauteng Provincial Treasury to a question asked by the Democratic Alliance, the Gauteng Department of Health takes, on average, 66 days to pay suppliers for work done. In monetary terms, this translates into R 4,3 billion in unpaid invoices and losses to companies. Despite…

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Three bodies erroneously released from Gauteng state mortuaries

Gauteng Department of Health

Three bodies erroneously released from Gauteng state mortuaries Gauteng state mortuaries released three bodies erroneously in 2013 and 2014. This information is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. Gauteng Legislature The three cases were as follows: • Springs…

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Esselen Park Mobile Clinic in Shocking Conditions


The DA calls on Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu to urgently address serious infrastructure and sanitation issues at the site of the Esselen Park mobile clinic in Ekurhuleni. During a recent oversight visit with local DA Councillor Ruth Shabalala, the DA found that due to the broken down mobile clinic,…

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