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: Johannesburg: with Arsène Wenger leaving Arsenal at the end of the season, the gunners are hoping to give him a something to celebrate as he serves his last term as the manager. Arsenal will be traveling to Madrid needing to score at least one goal after being held to an a1-1 draw at […]
Gauteng: Members of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) have gathered in Johannesburg CBD to march against the proposed labour law amendments including a minimum R20 per day minimum wage bill. Secretary-general Zwelinzima Vavi along with members of the union are expected to lead a march to the office of the premier and […]
President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead a delegation to the 10th Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) Summit in Rwanda that gets underway later this week. In a statement on Monday, the Presidency said the Summit that will take place in Kigali on Wednesday will consider and conclude issues […]