388 operations deferred at Bara this year

2014-09-08 12:40

A total of 388 operations were deferred at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital between January and July, meaning that surgeons cancelled about two operations every week, says the DA.

East Rand patients being treated inhumanely - MEC

2014-07-10 21:37

Patients around Thokoza and Vosloorus townships on the East Rand claim they are being punished by nurses, after complaining about expired medication.

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.

Infrastructure dept delays payment

2013-10-30 20:24

The DA says the Gauteng infrastructure development department has delayed payments to 129 service providers working for the health department.

ANC feels the heat in Mangaung

2012-12-17 16:11

Pieces of paper and even name tags have fluttered as delegates at the ANC's conference venue tried to cool themselves down in Mangaung.

Mokonyane reshuffles executive council

2012-07-16 18:19

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has reshuffled her provincial executive council after the resignation of local government and housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi.

Shebeens: Three months to apply for licence

2012-03-04 13:33

Shebeens will have to comply with the new liquor act when their permits expire at the end of June, says the economic development MEC.

Gauteng liquor laws to be tightened

2012-02-27 12:32

An end to Gauteng's moratorium on liquor licences will be announced in March, says economic development MEC Qedani Mahlangu.

Liquor licence moratorium to stay

2011-11-15 12:43

A sixth-month moratorium on the issuing of new liquor licences in Gauteng still stands, says Economic Development MEC Qedani Mahlangu.

Liquor licence anarchy in Gauteng: DA

2011-04-01 14:13

The Gauteng Liquor Unit has no data on how many liquor licenses have been issued to outlets that are within a 500m radius of a school, church or mosque, the DA has said.

Premier shuffles Gauteng Cabinet

2010-11-02 14:22

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has axed two MECs in a Cabinet reshuffle and created a planning commission to be headed by the now former economic development MEC Firoz Cachalia.

Infant deaths deplorable - Motsoaledi

2010-07-26 22:16

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has described as "deplorable" South Africa's inability to deal with infant and maternal mortalities, the SABC reports.

Shocking claims against Jhb nurses

2010-07-23 22:32

The parents of five babies who died at Charlotte Maxeke hospital has told Gauteng Premier of damning allegations against a group of nurses.

No negligence in baby deaths - dept

2010-07-21 16:06

The Gauteng health department has washed its hands of the deaths of six premature babies, saying there has been "no specific acts of negligence", despite identifying bad sanitation as a contributing factor.

Baby dead 'before reaching clinic'

2010-07-01 10:37

The Gauteng provincial government has denied claims of negligence, saying the baby born on an Alexandra street had already died by the time it reached a local clinic.

Protesters burn down clinic

2010-06-04 21:30

Protesters have burnt down a clinic in Tarlton, west of Johannesburg, destroying medication and baby formula that was stored inside.

11 babies die at Joburg hospital

2010-05-20 18:03

The Gauteng health department has confirmed the deaths of 11 babies, several of them not yet born, at the Natalspruit Hospital in Katlehong, the SABC reports.

5 babies die at Joburg hospital

2010-05-18 18:53

Five babies have died of diarrhoea in one day at the Charlotte Maxeke state hospital in Johannesburg, the Gauteng health department has said.

Gauteng health dept to pay up

2010-05-04 22:35

The Gauteng department of health and social development will settle the R650m it owes to service providers by June this year, MEC Qedani Mahlangu says.

Zuma impressed by Bara

2010-03-16 14:06

President Jacob Zuma has described a tour of Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital as a wonderful experience and one that leaves a good taste.

Hospital waste being removed

2010-02-16 21:12

Accumulated waste is being removed from several Gauteng hospitals, the provincial health department says.


Gauteng health forcing poor to pay - claim

2014-08-15 09:40

The Gauteng department of health is under fire for allegedly privatising healthcare at hospitals at the expense of the poor.

MEC: Not enough doctors at Bara

2014-05-30 17:06

Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has admitted the biggest hospital in the southern Hemisphere, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg, is short staffed.

Hospital's new lift in 10-floor 'freefall'

2014-04-11 08:50

An investigation is to be launched after a newly-installed lift at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital went into freefall before stopping itself, leaving three people "shaken up".

Gauteng goes solar

2013-05-30 22:11

A project to install rooftop solar panels on government buildings in Gauteng will begin in the 2013/14 fiscal year, a member of the executive council for infrastructure development says.

ANC welcomes Gauteng executive reshuffle

2012-07-16 19:50

The African National Congress in Gauteng has welcomed the reshuffle of the Gauteng executive council.

Gauteng fears monopoly in liquor trade

2012-03-04 18:21

Gauteng is to implement a variety of measures to regulate liquor trade in the province, including the annual renewal of licenses.

Liquor laws to be tightened - MEC

2012-02-27 18:30

An end to Gauteng's moratorium on liquor licences will be announced in March, Economic Development MEC Qedani Mahlangu says.

Heritage sites get new acting CEO

2011-11-28 20:30

Gauteng Tourism Authority head Dawn Robertson has been appointed acting CEO of the Cradle of Humankind world heritage site and the Dinokeng project.

Gauteng liquor licences to be reviewed

2011-05-31 14:27

All liquor licences for the province are to be examined as part of a policy review says Gauteng MEC for economic develoment Qedani Mahlangu.

Govt to fight illegal shebeens

2010-12-14 14:41

The Gauteng government will clamp down on illegal shebeens around the province, economic development MEC Qedani Mahlangu says.

DA report mischievous - Mahlangu

2010-10-19 18:13

Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is concerned over DA statements on patient fees suspected to be stolen from a hospital on the East Rand.

DA demands full report on baby deaths

2010-07-25 20:20

Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu must ensure that nothing is hidden regarding the death of six babies at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburgl, the DA says.

Baby deaths not our fault - MEC

2010-07-21 20:07

Gauteng health authorities have washed their hands of six premature babies dying of gastro, saying there had been "no specific acts of negligence".

Patients suffer from staff shortage: DA

2010-07-08 18:24

Carletonville Hospital has "serious" service delivery problems due to a shortage of administrative staff at the hospital, says the Democratic Alliance.

17 doctors quit - no crisis, says MEC

2010-06-14 22:04

The resignation of 17 doctors from the Leratong Hospital is not a crisis, the Gauteng health department says.

More security for Bara hospital

2010-05-26 19:13

The Gauteng health department says security measures at the Chris Hani-Baragwanath Hospital will be beefed up to protect employees.

Bara without power over bills

2010-05-19 18:08

Gauteng's health MEC says parts of Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital have been without electricity for days because of unpaid bills.

Mashatile re-election is bad news - DA

2010-05-09 22:16

The DA has described the re-appointment of Paul Mashatile as Gauteng ANC chair as "bad news" for the fight against corruption in the province.

Hospitals get complaints bosses

2010-03-30 20:06

The Gauteng health department has appointed complaints managers in all its hospitals, a spokesperson has said.

Gauteng health to overspend

2010-02-23 17:02

The Gauteng health and social development department is going to overspend in the 2010/11 financial year as there are thousands of "miss-located and unlocated invoices".

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