The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
Showers late. Partly cloudy. Mild.
This despite efforts by the Gauteng Health Department to locate them, DA health spokesperson Jack Bloom has revealed in a statement.
The DA in Gauteng says disgraced former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu and Gauteng Premier David Makhura must be held financially accountable for the Life Esidimeni tragedy.
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has joined a chorus of voices criticising the DA and its leader, Mmusi Maimane, for a billboard that lists victims of several tragedies in South Africa under the slogan: "The ANC is killing us."
A relative of a Life Esidimeni victim has lambasted the DA for disrespecting the deceased by using their names on a billboard.
The EFF is demanding an 'update' on the implementation of Life Esidimeni arbitration awards. But, according to a department official, it's been done.
The ANC's national working committee has endorsed a recommendation that Qedani Mahlangu and Brian Hlongwa step down from the Gauteng ANC's executive committee.
The Gauteng premier's office has disputed a claim that the finance department has not budgeted for payments for 200 new Life Esidimeni claimants.
Exactly a year after the start of the arbitration hearings that sought justice for the families of the dead Life Esidimeni patients, the esteemed The Lancet medical journal has released a global mental health report condemning the local disaster as “tragic”.
The DA has sent letters to Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa, demanding that those implicated in the Life Esidimeni tragedy, including former MEC Qedani Mahlangu, pay a share of the arbitration awarded to the relatives of the deceased.
Acting ANC chairperson Premier David Makhura has defended the 14-month long wait for the party's integrity commission to act against former health MEC Qedani Mahlangu.
DA Gauteng premier candidate Solly Msimanga has again called for a public debate between him and Premier David Makhura on issues like Life Esidimeni and corruption in the province.
The Electoral Commission of SA's chief electoral officer, Sy Mamabolo, says it has no competence to deal with the ANC’s complaint against the DA’s Life Esidimeni election campaign billboard.
City of Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga is to officially vacate his office next month and focus on winning the hearts of Gauteng residents ahead of the national elections instead.
More than 300 family members affected by the Life Esidimeni tragedy will finally receive payment from the Gauteng provincial government after reaching an agreement.
A family member of a deceased Life Esidimeni patient says she will only be happy once former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is thrown in jail for her role in the tragedy.
Families of victims of the Life Esidimeni tragedy are demanding that the government settle outstanding payments of compensation.
The ANC in Gauteng has expressed concern over the remaining 21 Life Esidimeni patients who are yet to be located.
A total of 200 new Esidimeni compensation claims have been lodged by families of affected patients, the DA says.
ACCORDING to the Gauteng government, new Life Esidimeni claimants have come forward.
Section 27 says not every claimant of the Life Esidimeni arbitration has received their money, but it has no reason to doubt that the Gauteng department has made payments.
Cape TownTumaini ConsultingR540 000.00 - R800 000.00 Per Year
Cape TownProfessional Career ServicesR10 000.00 - R12 000.00 Per Month
Cape TownMass Staffing ProjectsR400 000.00 - R600 000.00 Per Year
R 5 750 000
R 4 800 000
R 4 500 000
We subscribe to the Press Code.
You choose what you want
News24 on Android
Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.
Terms and Conditions
24.com Terms and Conditions - Updated April 2012
Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.
This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.