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State of the Provinces: Makhura takes hard line on corruption — Mabuyane downplays it

The Gauteng and Eastern Cape premiers have been ravaged by scandal over the past year, in both instances involving the political heads of their health departments

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

PPE ‘proxy’ contract cancelled

The tender linked to Ramaphosa’s presidency has been cancelled by the special corruption court

Corruption forces health shake-up in Gauteng

Dr Thembi Mokgethi appointed as new health MEC as premier seeks to stop Covid-19 malfeasance

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

What if Ramaphosa gets sick?

Senior South African politicians have not been spared the coronavirus. What happens if the head of state is not well enough to be at his desk?

Toxic dust from an abandoned mine coupled with Covid-19 is a tinderbox

Covid-19 is not the first health crisis to plague Snake Park. For decades the residents have lived with the mine, which they say blows clouds of dust into their homes

‘We spread the virus knowingly at this hospital’ ― healthcare workers at Thelle Mogoerane

Doctors at one of the biggest provincial hospitals in Gauteng say they are being forced to attend to patients without PPE, as the number of healthcare workers infected increases

The corruption virus weakens public trust in the government

While fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, graft and mismanagement continues unabated, leaving civil society bewildered and angry

Battle for control of the City of Tshwane is back on

The DA has won a high court victory, but the ANC is taking its campaign for power to the Constitutional Court. All the while, residents are left leaderless and without services

‘Over-preparing’ to fight the virus

Gauteng infrastructure MEC Tasneem Motara’s life has changed. It is calmer, but preparing for a flood of Covid-19 patients raises the pressure

High court overturns decision to place Tshwane metro council under administration

Court declares that the Gauteng premier’s decision to place the metro under administration was unlawful and sets it aside — after the Covid-19 lockdown ends

Jail the thugs who burn, rob and vandalise schools

Gauteng Premier David Makhura tweeted this week that 41 suspects linked to the burning and burglary of schools in the province have been arrested

Fighting Covid-19: The rise of the premiers

While the president takes charge of the national effort against Covid-19, provincial premiers are using the crisis to show they too a leading from the front

Covid-19 disrupts government in SA

The government has put stringent measures in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and the National Assembly, provincial outreach programmes and municipalities have had to comply

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