Where are the missing 59 Esidimeni patients?

I have been following the Esidimeni arbitration hearings with dismay and sadness at what was endured by those who died and the unresolved suffering of relatives. My concern is that no new information has come to light about the 59 untraced people who were discharged from Life Esidimeni‚ and are…

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Gauteng Health wasted R500 million on Telkom contract

The Gauteng Health Department wasted R500 million on a data storage contract with Telkom which was awarded on 11 September 2014 but has now been found to be totally unnecessary. This information is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng…

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DA debates 2016/17 Department of Health annual report

The following speeches were delivered in the Gauteng Legislature by DA Shadow MEC for Health, Jack Bloom MPL and DA Gauteng Spokesperson on Health, Dr Neil Campbell MPL during the debate on the 2016/17 Gauteng Department of Health’s annual report. Speech by Jack Bloom MPL “Real achievement needed, not fake…

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Gauteng Premier ducks question on former Health MEC

Gauteng Premier David Makhura ducked my questions today at a sitting of the Gauteng Legislature as to why former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu was not on the original list of witnesses at the Esidimeni Arbitration Hearings. He said that as representatives of the state, which included himself, Health Minister…

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Unpaid security guards disrupt Steve Biko hospital

I am concerned that unpaid security guards barricaded the entrances to the Steve Biko Hospital this morning with rocks, burning tyres and rubble. The guards say that they have not been paid for three months. This is the second hospital to be disrupted because the private security company has not…

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