The Federation of East and Southern African Road Transport Associations says the shortage of port health officials at the Ramatlabama and Skilpadhek border crossings in North West is causing congestion. The two border points close at 6pm instead of the normal 10pm and midnight cut offs. It is reported that[…]
A Bhekisisa survey has found that there is a dire shortage of ambulances around the country. The survey found that just under 2,000 state-run ambulances are on the road, which means that many patients in need of emergency treatment don’t get it. Senior Associate at DSC Attorneys, Johann Roux says there are many factors that[…]
The country will need at least R20bn to import the 5 to 6 million tons of maize needed to mitigate the effects the drought has had on crop production in the country, according to Grain SA. “If you take 5 or 6 million tons and multiply that by the current[…]
A water drive that started as a modest plea on Facebook has grown into a nationwide campaign co-ordinated by ordinary people on social media. “It has snowballed into something I never experienced in my life,” said Caroline van Saasen who started the Facebook page Water Shortage South Africa (WSSA). Van[…]
Cape Town could be beset by water restrictions as a result of a drop in the Western Cape Water Supply System (WCWSS), with some of the provinces main water sources deemed far lower than average. Low rainfall means that at least six dams across the region currently sit at 74%[…]
With consumers trying to adjust to constant loadshedding, gas users are now facing a severe gas shortage in the Western Cape. The shortfall occurs every year during the winter season. The fact that the country has been plagued by load shedding has further increased the demand for gas and the[…]
The Western Cape is facing a shortage of vital medication, as a result of “poor management”. The late award of pharmaceutical tenders by the National Department of Health as well as the removal from contracts of coded medicines not listed in the National Essential Medicines list, has led to certain[…]
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