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.
It is my pleasure to be here today as we celebrate a wonderful milestone for many of you who have waited so long for this day. I am very pleased that we are handing over more than 100 title deeds to residents from a great mix of areas. Today is a firm demonstration of our […]
Health Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi says while public health care is distressed and facing hard times, the system is not on the brink of collapse. “As far as we know, this healthcare system is still able to provide treatment to the largest number of HIV positive people globally. Our programme is the biggest in the […]
It is of utmost importance to have a financial sector that serves all South Africans, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. “We need a financial sector that serves all South Africans, and not just a privileged few,” said Nene at the launch of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) in Tshwane on Monday. Nene said the […]