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.
Buying locally made products and services not only creates jobs but also changes the face of the economy, says entrepreneur Sihle Magubane. The coffee originator, roaster and barista, Magubane, on Tuesday urged South Africans to buy South African products. “I’m not saying boycott other products. Let’s support local businesses and change our economy,” said the […]
Collins Ndlovu: Have a Clear Definition of Bullying. Bullying occurs at all grade levels. An entire school district needs to have the same language within all its schools in order to reduce bullying. To start, the schools need to have a common definition of bullying. CPI defines bullying as being characterized by intentionally aggressive behavior […]
Cape Town: The South African Football Association(SAFA) has confirmed that it is yet to make a decision to back either Morocco or USA’s Soccer World Cup bids. The association said in a statement: The decision whether to support Morocco or the USA FIFA World Cup 2026 bid is for the SAFA NEC to take. “We have received the presentation from […]