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30 April 2017
                       
 
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20 Apr 2017
 
 
DoH GP: MEC Ramokgopa on implementation of Health Ombudsman recommendations
STATEMENT
We have been hard at work as the Gauteng Department of Health to refocus the department on patient care. Let me re-assert to the public that we will at all times strive to ensure that the...
 
 
05 Apr 2017
 
Extreme poverty set to rise across Southern Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
In Southern Africa, the proportion of people living in extreme poverty (defined as those living on less than US $1.90 per day) is expected to drop over the next 23 years. But, the number of people...
 
 
04 Apr 2017
 
DA NW: Joe McGluwa says DA submits multiple PAIA applications for Supra’s hidden reports
STATEMENT
The DA in the North West Province today submitted a number of applications in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to gain access to at least fifteen forensic reports into...
 
 
29 Mar 2017
 
Millions of children face starvation in Africa, Yemen
FOOD AID
Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has warned, urgently calling for nearly $255-million to...
 
 
SA: Threatening calls made to Chairperson Khoza
STATEMENT
Parliament is disturbed by death threats allegedly made to the chairperson of the portfolio committee on public service and administration/ monitoring and evaluation, Dr Makhosi Khoza, during her...
 
 
15 Mar 2017
 
Turning tide against cross-border crime
KZN Office of The Premier
Yesterday, the President of the Republic, His Excellency Jacob Zuma visited Umhlabuyalingana Local Municipality as part of efforts aimed at fighting cross border crime.  He was accompanied by...
 
 
10 Mar 2017
 
UNODC: South African Department of Justice launches National Dialogue to address Gender-based and Sexual Violence in South Africa
STATEMENT
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) supports the launch of an integrated and comprehensive National Dialogue by the South African Department of Justice and Constitutional Development with key...
 
 
09 Mar 2017
 
Indigenous, Disabled, Imprisoned - the Forgotten Women of International Women’s Day
RECOMMENDATION
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, I think of “Merri,” one of the most formidable and resilient women I have ever met. A 50-year-old Aboriginal woman with a mental health condition,...
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
TAC: Will the 2017 budget address the health system crisis?
STATEMENT
South Africa is facing an ongoing crisis in the public healthcare system. The 2015 General Household Survey indicated that seven in every ten households use public clinics and hospitals. However,...
 
 
23 Feb 2017
 
SADTU: SADTU on the budget speech 2017
STATEMENT
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has noted the 2017 Budget delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. The Budget lacks the radical economic transformation as announced by the...
 
 
22 Feb 2017
 
DoF: Pravin Gordhan: Address by Finance Minister, during the Budget Speech 2017, Parliament, Cape Town (22/02/2017)
Topics
I have the privilege to present our Government’s budget for the fiscal year 2017/18, and the framework for the next three years.
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by President of South Africa and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, on the occasion of Armed Forces Day, Durban (21/02/2017)
Topics
Let me begin by extending our deepest condolences to the families of the three naval officers and three staff members of the Department of Public Works who lost their lives tragically late last...
 
 
14 Feb 2017
 
DA: Wilmot James : Address by DA’s Shadow Minister of Health, during the State of the Nation (SONA) Debate, Parliament (14/02/2017)
Topics
Last Thursday, Speaker Baleka Mbete refused to hold a moment of silence for the 94 South Africans who died in her government’s care.
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
Politicians must account for the deaths of 94 psychiatric patients in South Africa
THE CONVERSATION
The local government minister for health in Gauteng, South Africa’s wealthiest province, resigned on Tuesday 31 January just before the release of a report into the deaths of 94 mental health...
 
 
02 Feb 2017
 
TAC: TAC demands full accountability for Life Esidimeni tragedy
STATEMENT
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the report of South Africa’s Health Ombud, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, into the Life Esidimeni tragedy in Gauteng. The devastating report titled “The...
 
 
 
                       
 
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