R500-million Covid-19 Gauteng hospital contract was irregularly awarded — SIU

Last year, the Mail & Guardian reported that the Gauteng health department and infrastructural development department invested in a dilapidated mine hospital in Carletonville. At the time, Covid-19 infection numbers were rising and people were dying and the department said the Anglogold Ashanti Hospital was necessary. 

In January, the M&G reported that the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) was looking into the “waste” of R500-million that was meant to add 175 Covid-19 intensive care beds to Gauteng’s total bed count for the pandemic, because the province was battled with apparent shortages. 

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Athandiwe Saba
Athandiwe Saba

Athandiwe Saba is a multi award-winning journalist who is passionate about data, human interest issues, governance and everything that isn’t on social media. She is an author, an avid reader and trying to find the answer to the perfect balance between investigative journalism, online audiences and the decline in newspaper sales. It’s a rough world and a rewarding profession.

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Khaya Koko is a journalist with a penchant for reading through legal documents braving the ravages of cold court benches to expose the crooked. He writes about social justice and human-interest stories. Most importantly, he is a card-carrying member of the Mighty Orlando Pirates.

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