Police And Ambulance Fail To Respond To Cleveland Assault

Jumpers informal settlement - Cleveland shack fires

Jumpers Informal Settlement I am very concerned that Johannesburg emergency ambulances and the Cleveland police did not respond to the assault and robbery of security guards at the Jumpers informal settlement in Cleveland in east Johannesburg. Three guards from VPS Security were attacked at about 4am on Sunday morning (6…

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High Foreign Births At South Rand Hospital

South Rand Hospital

Foreign Births The South Rand Hospital continues to have a high proportion of births to foreign mothers, with 843 out of 3042 babies (28%) born to mothers with non-South African citizenship in 2014. This information is disclosed by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in a written reply to my questions…

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DA Debates Gauteng Premier’s 2014/15 Annual Report

Gauteng Premier David Makhura

Speech by: Jack Bloom MPL  “Wheels of delivery slow to turn in Premier’s office” It is a sad comment after 21 years of single party rule in Gauteng that there is still not a fully staffed premier’s office to do its vital work in leading this province. There were 122 cases…

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DA Debates Gauteng 2014/15 Health Annual Report

Gauteng Department of Health

Speech by: Jack Bloom MPL “Gauteng health department on the verge of sinking” In the period covered by this Annual Report, only 86 out of 160 targets were met, which is 54%. Steve Biko Hospital is the only hospital in Gauteng that is assessed as being compliant with the non-negotiable extreme…

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Is Joburg Hospital At Risk Of Collapse?

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

I am concerned by the news that a 2012 report on structural defects at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital warned that the X-ray department should be evacuated as it  could collapse. According to the report, there are structural defects on the fifth floor of the building and it recommends R50…

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