The hospital group, Netcare, is planning to retrench more than 500 employees in an effort to limit spending due to economic downturn.
Netcare’s Ramasela Mokonyama confirmed that retrenchments will be made and that notices are being sent to staff passing them information on the intended action.
Personnel dealing with patients are not affected, but retrenchment is more targeted at other sectors of the industry.
The retrenchments come as a shock, but economic experts say more institutions will have to take similar measures during the year due to the recession that the country is heading to.
Netcare said they need to retrench approximately 516 staff out of its total staff of about 20,000.
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