ARTICLES RELATING TO JACK BLOOM

Soweto gets new R730m hospital

2014-04-30 16:14

DA health spokesperson Jack Bloom says the money spent on food and drinks at the lavish opening of a new Soweto hospital would have been better spent on meeting the health needs of people in Gauteng.

Gauteng health faces R3.7bn in legal claims

2013-11-17 13:59

This tidal wave of claims highlights the urgency of raising the standard of health care so that medical mistakes are minimised, says the DA.

Zuma: To e-toll, or not to e-toll

2013-09-01 18:41

The e-tolling bill has been sitting on President Jacob Zuma’s desk for over three months now and signing it has been delayed yet again.

Gauteng 'leads' economic development

2013-08-05 18:15

Allegations about Gauteng's economy are not true, according to the province's department of economic development.

Second DA man eyes premier's seat

2013-07-31 16:13
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DA Gauteng leader Jack Bloom and party spokesperson Mmusi Maimane will vie for selection as the party's preferred candidate for premier, it has been announced.

DA's Bloom to run for Gauteng premier

2013-07-29 14:29
114 comments

DA Gauteng leader Jack Bloom will run for premier in next year's elections, the party says.

DA claims West Rand ambulance crisis

2013-07-17 14:06

The West Rand district municipality does not have enough ambulances to serve its population, the Democratic Alliance has claimed.

Food shortage at Pretoria hospital - DA

2013-04-22 21:56

Patients at the George Mukhari Academic Hospital near Pretoria have been on a restricted diet because of supply problems, the DA says.

Investigate hospital delays - DA

2013-04-12 22:01

The Democratic Alliance has called for Auditor General Terence Nombembe to investigate the delayed construction of Soweto's Jabulani Hospital.

Govt vs people on e-tolls, says DA

2013-04-11 16:59

Electronic tolling faces an uphill battle as public resistance mounts against plans to start charging motorists within the next two months, warns the DA.

Mokonyane must deliver on promises - DA

2013-02-25 17:42

The DA says Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane must deliver on the promises made in her state of the province address, as her track record "is not good".

New Age expenses were for ads - premier

2013-01-30 19:46

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane says money used for a The New Age breakfast briefing was intended for advertising.

DA welcomes official's suspension

2013-01-24 19:03

The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the suspension of the Gauteng economic development department's head, Khulu Radebe.

Gauteng govt gets mixed score from DA

2013-01-08 18:46

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane deserves modest appraisal despite some improvements while her Cabinet deserves some praise, the DA says.

Yellow fever checks to resume soon

2012-11-27 22:41

Checks for yellow fever at Lanseria and OR Tambo International Airports will soon be reintroduced, the Gauteng health department says.

DA: Airports skip yellow fever checks

2012-11-26 21:15

Lanseria and OR Tambo International Airports do not perform yellow fever checks, the DA claims.

No use 'sweetening' e-toll tariffs - DA

2012-10-25 19:33
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It's no use "sweetening" the e-tolls by lowering the tariffs, as they can always be raised later, the DA says.

Gauteng health lambasted

2012-10-07 16:02

The Gauteng health department hasn't won any medical negligence claims in two years, says the DA, adding that this year alone, it's paid out R44m.

Gauteng health admits to surgery backlog

2012-09-17 07:16

Gauteng's health department has confirmed that some hospitals in the province were experiencing backlogs in surgery as a result of budgetary constraints and a shortage of staff.

DA shows support outside e-toll case

2012-08-15 14:11

A small group of DA supporters are gathered outside the Constitutional Court ahead of a court challenge over e-tolling in Gauteng.

DA applies to join e-toll case

2012-08-06 15:51

The DA has applied to join a Constitutional Court case on the Gauteng e-tolling project but their application has been opposed by Sanral and the treasury department.

DA launches 'Mmemezi monitor'

2012-06-22 10:36

The DA has launched a "Mmemezi Monitor" to count the days controversial Gauteng local government and housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi stays in office.

Loo blues cost hospital R150 000/year

2012-05-10 20:20

Helen Joseph Hospital spends more than R150 000 a year replacing stolen toilet flush handles and taps, the Democratic Alliance says.

Song and dance before e-toll hearing

2012-04-24 11:39

Despite a heavy police presence, defiant motorists hooted and shouted along Pretoria's Vermuelen Street, voicing disapproval over the e-tolling system to be challenged in court.

Gauteng pays R612m in legal cases

2012-03-19 16:17

Legal settlements has cost the Gauteng provincial government R612m, says the DA.

 

Gauteng govt fails DA report card

2014-01-14 12:13

The DA has scored Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane four out of 10 in its provincial government report card.

Bekkersdal an ANC failure - DA

2013-11-04 23:00
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The DA says recent service delivery protests by Bekkersdal residents are a case study in ANC failures.

No special treatment for Motsoaledi

2013-08-14 12:49

The health ministry has denied that Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is receiving preferential treatment at a state hospital.

ANC detects 'racial fighting' in DA

2013-07-31 22:34
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The DA's two Gauteng premier candidates indicated racial tension within the party, the ANC in the province says.

DA yet to elect premier candidate

2013-07-29 20:41

The Democratic Alliance's Gauteng premier candidate nomination process is still ongoing, the party says.

Gauteng caregivers striking over no pay

2013-07-18 18:45

A number of NGO-employed caregivers in Gauteng have been on strike for two weeks because the provincial health department has not paid their employers, the DA says.

Gown shortage at Gauteng hospital

2013-04-26 12:04

Male patients are being forced to wear female gowns at the George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa, north of Pretoria, because there is a shortage of gowns.

Gauteng should tackle shack fires: DA

2013-04-16 13:49

The Gauteng government should do more to prevent shack fires in informal settlements, the DA says, after four children burnt to death in a shack fire in Germiston.

Make e-tolls unworkable, motorists told

2013-04-11 22:18
118 comments

Public resistance is mounting against plans to start charging motorists using Gauteng highways, with calls being made to protest and boycott e-tags.

Call for Mokonyane's house to be sold

2013-03-07 13:39
132 comments

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane's official house, which has cost more to maintain than it did to buy nine years ago, should be sold, the DA says.

Premier's house costs tax payer R1.2m

2013-02-05 09:03
281 comments

Over the last four years, R1.2m has been spent on new furniture, linen and curtains for Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane’s official home, a report says.

DA to probe New Age breakfast

2013-01-30 13:50
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The DA will probe Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane after a report that her office spent nearly R700 000 on a breakfast hosted by The New Age last year.

Baby deaths decline at Sebokeng Hospital

2013-01-11 16:06

Baby deaths at Sebokeng Hospital in Vereeniging have declined by 25% over two years, the Gauteng health department says.

Provincial hospitals need autonomy - DA

2012-12-28 11:34

The health department's reported plan to take over top academic hospitals in the country is not a constructive move, the DA has said.

ANC councillor 'living rent-free at home'

2012-11-27 14:10

A Johannesburg ANC councillor has been staying rent-free at a nurses' home after being forced to resign as a nurse by the Gauteng health department, the DA claims.

Man dies after 10-hour wait for scan - DA

2012-11-23 20:03

A 67-year-old man has died after he had to wait more than 10 hours to be diagnosed by a CAT scan, the DA says, but the provincial health department says the party is speculating on the cause of death.

Acid water: Premier must step in, says DA

2012-10-14 20:42

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane must intervene directly to ensure a lasting, cost-effective solution to the acid mine drainage crisis, DA Gauteng spokesperson Jack Bloom says.

Did hospital turn away Corrie Sanders?

2012-09-26 07:40

Claims are being probed that boxer Corrie Sanders was turned away from the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria after being shot.

Many Gauteng hospital beds unused

2012-09-06 16:56

Seventeen percent of intensive care unit beds are not operational in Gauteng public hospitals because of budget constraints.

DA prevented from joining e-toll case

2012-08-13 16:43

The DA has been prevented from joining the Constitutional Court case on the Gauteng e-tolling project, the party says.

Mmemezi resignation 'long overdue'

2012-07-11 18:02

The DA in Gauteng has welcomed the "long overdue" resignation of Gauteng housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi.

Cops to probe Bara stabbing report

2012-06-18 08:25

Gauteng police say they will follow up on a report of a stabbing at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto at the weekend.

ANC linked to e-tolling companies

2012-05-06 13:03
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The DA says disturbing reports have surfaced about ANC links to companies that stand to benefit from e-tolling.

Medical lawsuits plague Gauteng - DA

2012-04-16 17:35

Higher payouts for medical negligence cases will severely affect the Gauteng health department's budget, the DA has warned.

Gauteng govt reshuffles departments

2012-02-29 21:07

The Gauteng social development department will be combined with the department of agriculture and rural development, Premier Nomvula Mokonyane says.

 
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