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Dire shortage of ambulances in SA: survey

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[…]

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City urges water usage cut down to avoid cuts

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%[…]

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CT gas businesses suffering under gas shortages

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[…]

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Province faces medicine shortage

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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