Criminals Behind Xenophobic Violence in Malvern

Xenophobic violence in Gauteng

This morning I visited the scene in Jules Street, Malvern in east Johannesburg where a mob stirred up by xenophobic sentiments caused damage to a number of shops last night. Criminals Behind Xenophobic Violence Most people I spoke to thought that criminals were behind the violence as only one foreign-owned…

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4846 Patients Wait for Surgery at Bara Hospital

Jack Bloom DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health

I am shocked at the disclosure by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu that 4846 patients wait for surgery at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. According to a reply by Mahlangu to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature, eye surgery has the highest waiting list, with 1919 patients waiting for operations…

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17 False Qualifications Detected in Gauteng

Fake qualifications in Gauteng

Qualification checks have been made on 1013 employees in the Gauteng Provincial Government since 2012, and have uncovered 17 false qualifications. David Makhura’s Response This is revealed by Gauteng Premier David Makhura in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. Most of the checks (747) were carried…

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DA Welcomes Firing of Fake Gauteng Doctors

Fake Gauteng doctors fired

I welcome the firing of eight Gauteng Health Department employees who were found to have falsified their qualifications. According to Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu, 10 cases were found – three administration clerks, two medical practitioners, two nursing auxiliary officers, two household workers and one porter. Falsified Qualifications Eight of…

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64 Essential Medicines Short at Gauteng Hospitals

Essential medicines short at Gauteng hospitals

A total of 64 essential medicines are unavailable or in short supply at Gauteng public hospitals, causing severe problems for patients who need them. This is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. According to Mahlangu, 86% of Vital…

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