Gauteng Health Department

Inquest into deaths of Life Esidimeni patients resumes

The inquest into the deaths of 144 Life Esidimeni mental healthcare users will resume in the Pretoria High court on Monday morning. Proceedings were postponed over a week ago to allow parties who’d obtained legal representation to familiarize themselves with the proceedings. Former mental health director in the health department[…]

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More arrests expected in Gauteng health tender fraud case

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says more arrests are imminent in the Gauteng Health Department’s R1.2 billion tender fraud case. Four former senior government officials have been granted bail at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court, east of Johannesburg. The officials were arrested for alleged tender irregularities believed to have taken[…]

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Poor record keeping blamed for missing mental health patients

Twenty-one mental health patients, who were discharged after the Gauteng Health Department cancelled its contract with Life Esidimeni, have not been accounted for. The Gauteng Health Department has blamed poor record keeping for the difficulties in locating  missing mental health patients. Twenty-one mental health patients, who were discharged after the Gauteng[…]

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