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’s the end of the road for two suspects involved in rhino poaching following a two-year joint investigation operation by SANParks Environmental Crime Intelligence and the Hawks. The South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (Hawks) on Tuesday announced the arrest of two suspects in Gauteng for the alleged dealing […]
British politician Boris Johnson agrees that Vladimir Putin could use World Cup like Adolf Hitler used 1936 Olympics The UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has agreed with a Labour MP’s comparison that Vladimir Putin will use Russia’s World Cup “like Hitler used the Olympics in 1936”. Speaking at the Foreign Affairs committee in Parliament, Labour […]
Collins Ndlovu; Johannesburg: President Cyril Ramphosa new dawn set to fail amid resistance from the private sector, the corporate has shown lack of political willingness when it comes to the transformation of the young black unemployed population. Despite efforts to try to get 100 billion dollar investment in the next five years, Ramaphosa is likely […]