Workmen’s Comp Owes R38m To Gauteng Hospitals

Workmen’s Compensation Fund

Gauteng public hospitals are owed R38.2 million by the Workmen’s Compensation Fund, with some claims dating back to 2001. This shock information is revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in a written reply to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. In the last three years, 9061 claims were lodged…

Read More

Gauteng Premier Endorses Oversight Visits but Problems Remain

Gauteng Premier David Makhura

Problems Still Hindering Oversight Visits I am pleased that Gauteng Premier David Makhura has endorsed oversight visits by public representatives to hospitals and other institutions, but problems of access hinder this activity. Makhura was responding today to my questions at a sitting of the Gauteng Legislature when I asked if…

Read More

Bloom Barred from Natalspruit Hospital

Natalspruit Hospital security bar Jack Bloom

Last week, on Thursday 2 April, I was barred by security guards from doing an inspection visit to the new Natalspruit Hospital in Vosloorus. Head of security Mr Vusi Mkhize appeared to be waiting for me as I had announced earlier in the week that I was going to visit…

Read More