A Cape Town-based non-profit initiative hopes to get more medical grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to non-hospital based healthcare workers as coronavirus infections rise and a third wave of the pandemic looms. A group of family doctors started Masks for Medics and have to date raised funds to supply masks,[…]
Dean Michael Weeder of the Anglican St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town has called for the urgent completion of investigations into alleged corruption, especially with regard to the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic. He was speaking ahead of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s 150th anniversary[…]
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) says that it will move ahead with plans to strike against the government’s refusal to increase public servants’ salaries and a failure to offer adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) against the coronavirus. Nehawu’s membership base exceeds 240,000 people, making it the[…]
Gauteng premier David Makhura has rubbished claims that members of his family have been involved in personal protective equipment (PPE) tender corruption, saying that legal action will be taken against anyone who makes this claim. “I dismiss, with contempt, the lies posted on social media platforms about the involvement of[…]
Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the R125 million tender for the COVID-19 personal protective equipment is the biggest financial scandal his government has faced since he became Premier in 2014. Makhura has placed Health MEC Bandile Masuku on a leave of absence over his alleged involvement in the controversial tender[…]
While South Africans must deal with the gravity of death every day during the coronavirus pandemic, the cost of a janazah has been another daunting reality. Muslim burial societies have been overloaded with burials due to the surge in COVID-19 deaths recently and the added burden of handling an infected[…]
The Western Cape Social Development MEC, Sharna Fernandez, has welcomed the court’s ruling that private kindergartens where Covid-19 security measures are in place, may reopen immediately. This includes day mothers, playgroups and pre-school centres. Judge Hans Fabricius of the High Court in Pretoria said the decision taken by National Minister[…]
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] has called on the government to ensure that healthcare workers are fully protected from the coronavirus at the hospitals they serve. Members visited workplaces in the Western Cape this week as the number of frontline workers to be infected with the[…]
As the number of COVID-19 fatalities in South Africa continues to rise, so does the despair of not being able to hold traditional burials . The Muslim community is no exception, with the virus claiming at least 59 lives in the Western Cape alone, with 95 deaths nationally. The increased[…]
The National Association of Parents in School Governance has called for the immediate shut down of schools that do not have the necessary coronavirus Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). It has emerged that some masks distributed to learners are of poor quality and do not meet the standards set out by[…]
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