The North West has been disturbed by violent protests recently. The national government has since moved in and placed the province under administration. The inter-ministerial committee has committed to stay in the North West until all the issues have been resolved. The unions are taking the North West government to task over alleged corruption in the department. They have shut down medical services to societies by going on a go-slow at pharmaceutical depots. The union reps said the NW health department was already in trouble before the current strike. The strike has led to the closure of the province’s pharmaceutical depot, from which all medical and surgical supplies are dispatched to clinics and hospitals. Some clinics are turning patients away, while others have run out of basic supplies and while talks between unions and government have been happening, not much has been happening elsewhere. Last month the union and other workers marched to the office of Premier Supra Mahumapelo, demanding that he resign or be removed. Instead of reporting to their posts, workers have been meeting at the department’s head office to request, among other things, a performance bonus and the sacking of department head Thabo Lekalakala. Thabo Lekalakala has been involved in controversial tenders, including the R180 million mobile clinic contract given to Gupta related Mediosa, without going out to tender.
Johannesburg: Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip says he is delighted to retain his party position after being re-elected as the Democratic Alliance(DA)’s Federal Chairperson on Sunday. Following the outcome of DA Federal Congress Trollip reiterated that he was “humbled” by the outcomes from the Congress. “I’m delighted that Mmusi ended the Congress with the […]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on companies to go out of their way to employ young graduates as a way of growing the economy. “On this Youth Day, we call on all companies – both in the public and private sector – to make a deliberate effort to seek out unemployed graduates and employ them,” […]
Johannesburg: The African National Congress (ANC)’s National Working Committee (NWC) is set to convey a special meeting amid calls for North West premier Supra Mahumapelo to step down from office. The protest erupted in North West with residents in the area calling for Mahumapelo to vacate office after being implicated in allegations of corruption linked […]