SA does not have enough hospital beds: analyst

South Africa appears to be woefully underprepared for a serious escalation in Covid-19 cases, with roughly 3 000 out of about 7 000 critical care beds available between the public and private healthcare sectors, according to best estimates. On Thursday, News24 reported approximate projections used by the government indicated 80%[…]

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Police search for Kensington Day Hospital burglars

Police are searching for the remaining  suspects after two arrested were made in connection with the burglary and vandalism of Kensington Day hospital. The facility was temporarily closed down after being ransacked last weekend and the lack of equipment has left it under strain. The police’s Noloyiso Rwexana reported that[…]

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Elsies child struck in the face by bullet

By Najma Bibi Noor Mahomed Another violent shooting has angered Elsies river community – this time a two-year-old girl was shot and wounded in the face when she was hit by a stray bullet in Leonsdale yesterday. A 31-year-old man was also killed during the apparent gang related shooting in[…]

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Jerome Booysen apparently targeted in hospital attack

A fight apparently broke out at the hospital where Sexy Boys gang leader Jerome “Donkie” Booysen, who was wounded in a shooting at Cape Town International Airport on Wednesday, is admitted. Late on Thursday, police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said the scene was still active and she therefore could not[…]

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Kathrada’s recovery slower than hoped for

Anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada’s recovery from his operation has been “slower than hoped for”. Kathrada was hospitalised on March 4 for surgery related to blood clotting on the brain. The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation’s Director Neeshan Balton said that the 87 year old veteran had “experienced several health-related setbacks making[…]

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