Kundiges in gesondheidsbedryf krap kop oor toename in hospitalisasie

Kundiges in die gesondheidsbedryf het op die jaarlikse konferensie van die Hospitaalvereniging van Suid-Afrika (Hasa) in Kaapstad hewig van mekaar verskil oor wat die redes vir ‘n skerp toename in die koste van mediese skemas is. Matthew Prior, hoof van gesondheidsbeleid van Life Healtcare, sê ’n toename in benutting van gesondheidsdienste word die afgelope jare […]
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Public Protector denies BLF involvement

The already beleaguered Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, is now attempting to deny any commitments with BlackLandFirst (BLF) with her investigation into the Absa Bank Corp lifeline. She went so far as to withhold certain documents and in a sworn statement denied that BLF filed a complaint with her. Maria Ramos of Barclays Africa filed papers […]
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South Africa has lost 946 323 working days due to strikes

The Department of Labour’s Acting Director General, Vuyo Mafata, on Thursday released the Industrial Action Report for 2016, which shows that the South African labour market lost a total of 946 323 working days as a result of 122 work stoppages. This, according to the report, represents a 4.7% increase in working days lost in […]
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Western Cape policeman books out pistol and R5, commits robbery

SAPS Radio Control dispatched a complaint of a business robbery which had occurred at 35 Section N2 Gateway at a Somalian shop. The controller gave a description of a vehicle which had been involved in the robbery as a blue VW Golf with a particular registration number. The Delft SAPS Crime Prevention Unit spotted a […]
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Double Standards in SA: Work opportunities for whites “unacceptable”

Employers may advertise posts stating that it is an affirmative action post, which means that the opening will be relegated to non-whites only, but if someone has a work opportunity for whites only, it is inadmissible. It became clear again when a recruitment agency, People Solved, had removed such an advertisement from their website. A […]
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Students and workers and torched buildings of Cape Peninsula University of Technology

A building and a church at the university’s Cape Town campus were torched on Wednesday, allegedly by protesting students and workers. The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) has condemned the torching of two buildings at its Cape Town campus, allegedly by protesting students and workers. A building and a church at the university’s Cape […]
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The true financial cost of Hurricane Jacob

Over 1 month, six months, one year, three years and even five years. In rand as well as US dollars. Against the developed world and now also against the emerging market world. Take your pick; it doesn’t matter. These are the current facts of the returns of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange relative to the major […]
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Business Leadership South Africa kicks out Eskom‚ Transnet

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has suspended the membership of state entities Eskom and Transnet with immediate effect. The decision follows “extensive allegations of corrupt behaviour”‚ the business lobby group said. BLSA CEO Bonang Mohale said in a statement: “South Africans have been rightly disturbed in recent times at the numerous allegations of corrupt behaviour […]
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Shocking!! A Grade 2 learner from Brakpan brings gun to school – with live ammo

A case of a Grade 2 pupil bringing a gun to school in Brakpan is under investigation by education authorities and police. Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi‏ expressed his shock‚ commenting on Twitter: “Pray for us‚ Aowa‚ this can’t be. A Grade 2 with a gun!” He shared a report that indicated the weapon had […]
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Man jailed after sangoma prescribes sex with donkey – Say no more!

An Eastern Cape man has been sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to having sexual intercourse with a donkey. He was convicted of bestiality. The 23-year-old Ntando Thembalethu Mankungwini claimed in court he had been instructed by a sangoma to have sex with the animal. The sangoma told him he would be […]
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A STILLBORN NATION

The older generation might remember that time back in the 1970’s when John Vorster decided to create a new nation. The term “Coloured”, in reference to a particular section of the South African population, was problematic. Uncle John came up with a new scheme. Coloured people would, in future, be referred to as “Plurals”. The […]
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Hope you do not need an operation at Soweto’s World Famous Baragwanath Hospital

Machinery breakdowns and staff shortages are cited as reasons for a dramatic increase in the backlog for patients requiring surgery at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital‚ which is up to five years for a hip op. Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa has disclosed that 11‚736 patients are waiting for operations at the top state hospital. […]
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SABC posts R977m loss – Looks like consumers is boikoting the Public Broadcaster as well

The South African Broadcasting Corporation posted a R977m loss after tax for the 2016/17 financial year, its annual report tabled in Parliament on Tuesday revealed. The public broadcaster’s net loss for the year ending March 2017 more than doubled from R412m in 2016, following a year of upheaval that included the dissolution of the permanent […]
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We are stuck with Zuma: Thousands march against state capture, corruption

Workers across the country downed tools, marched to key points in various cities, and demanded an end to corruption and state capture. All nine provinces in the country engaged in the protected strike action today, which saw thousands of Cosatu supporters stream into public spaces, with many carrying placards with the recurring theme: [Jacob] Zuma […]
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Who’s keeping an eye on South Africa’s spies? Nobody, and that’s the problem

Once again South Africa’s intelligence services are embroiled in controversy, apparently involved in dirty tricks and criminal activity. New evidence of this has come to light against the backdrop of the presidential succession race in the governing ANC. One of the contenders, deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, has been smeared in an apparent covert operation. It […]
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