GAUTENG HEALTH OFFICIAL ADMITS BEING NEGLIGENT OVER ESIDIMENI TRAGEDY

A senior Gauteng Health Department official who headed the Life Esidimeni project has admitted that he was an irresponsible and negligent leader. Levy Mosenogi is testifying on Wednesday during the arbitration process between the State and families of victims of the Esidimeni tragedy. One-hundred-and-eighteen psychiatric patients died after the department terminated its contract with the […]
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The maddening state of Gauteng’s psychiatric facilities

A massive shortages of hospital beds for psychiatric patients in Gauteng is compromising patient care. Gauteng is short of about 2700 psychiatric beds which means that psychiatric patients have to be admitted to general wards where there is no security, thus posing a threat both to themselves and others. This was revealed recently by Gauteng […]
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E-Fail: E-tolls a failure, so Sanral proposes ‘Plan B’

Johannesburg – The government has proposed new laws following the dismal failure of e-tolling revenue collection from Gauteng motorists, who owe more than R6 billion in unpaid tolls. The purpose of the South African National Roads Agency Limited and National Roads Amendment Bill is to amend previous road acts to address the public outcry which […]
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INDEPENDENT ENGINEER TO ASSESS N3 PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE COLLAPSE

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi says an independent structural engineer will now assess the N3 pedestrian bridge collapse that left five people injured. The collapse happened at the Geldenhuys interchange in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The N3 is still closed in both directions and could stay that way until the weekend, […]
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Gauteng education is losing his grip on the province: 15 000 tablets and 50 smartboards are missing

The DA fears that the Gauteng MEC for Education is losing his grip on the province. Khume Ramulifho, the DA Gauteng Shadow Member of the Executive Committee (MEC) for Education, said more needs to be done to safeguard the province’s education resources. According to a reply from the Gauteng Education MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, […]
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Ruthless murder of two elderly women – Mother and daughter brutally killed

The Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General De Lange has expressed her shock about the ruthless murder of two elderly women (mother and daughter) aged 70 and 91, at a house in Webber Road, Lambton on 12 July 2017. The bodies were discovered at about 14:00 by another daughter of the victim. It is suspected that […]
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Revealed: All Gauteng state hospitals flunk safety tests

All state hospitals in Gauteng have failed safety tests the Democratic Alliance (DA) revealed on Thursday citing a written reply from Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa in the Gauteng Legislature. “All Gauteng health facilities inspected by the Department of Labour for bio-hazard and other safety issues in the last three years have failed to meet the […]
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