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.
Collins Ndlovu: Trump’s announcement stands to reduce SA-Iran trade target of 80 billion dollars, these include oil imports, giant cellular phone network MTN. The Iranian ambassador to South Africa said on Tuesday that he hoped US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal would not affect the relationship with South Africa and Iran. […]
Collins Ndlovu: Johannesburg: Despite the title being won by Bayern Munich , there are teams fighting for a place in next season UEFA and also Europa league, while some teams are fighting for relegation. The fixture is as follows for Sunday: Eintracht vs Hamburger SV at 15:30 Hannover 96 vs Hertha at 15:30 RB Leipzig […]
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU), in collaboration with other law enforcement units, has launched the National Health Anti-Corruption Forum to curb fraud, waste and abuse in the sector. According to the SIU, the health sector has been prioritised for investigation due to its susceptibility to corruption. Speaking to the media in Pretoria earlier today, Head […]