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.
Energy Minister Jeff Radebe says the department is intensifying efforts to cap and bring down the escalating cost of fuel. The Minister said this when the department briefed the Portfolio Committee on Energy in Cape Town, on Tuesday. The briefing comes after concerns from various sectors of the economy over the escalating cost of fuel, […]
Collins Ndlovu: Ku tikeriwa naku lwa ka Zuma kuya emahlweni tani hi leswi va National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) vanga pfuxelela milandzu ya vungungudzwani laha alanguteriwaka kuya eka huvo ya vuahlaruri yale henhla hi nwheti ya 6 Dzivamisoko 2018. Endzhaku ka masiku nyana loko Murhangeri wa tiko Cyril Ramaphosa atava a nyike mbulavulo wayena ekerekeni eka […]
While there have been isolated incidents by protesting workers, Eskom’s power stations and other critical facilities are operating optimally. “Eskom’s power stations and other critical facilities continue to operate optimally in line with the contingency measures that the company has put in place to ensure security of power supply during this period of wildcat strikes,” […]