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Ailing Far East Rand hospital purchases ‘vanity’ furniture

Dr Zacharia Mathaba, who purchased the furniture, is a suspected overtime fraudster and was appointed as Gauteng hospital chief executive despite facing serious disciplinary charges

SIU report a ploy to ’embarrass Gauteng ANC’ — Hlongwa

Hlongwa says a report by the SIU linking him to corruption ​amounting to R1.2-billion, was nothing new and a ploy "to embarrass the Gauteng ANC"

Possible strike action looms at Charlotte Maxeke hospital

Hospital workers may down tools on Wednesday after not receiving proper compensation for working extra hours

Zille strikes again with Life Esidimeni tweet

Section 27, which represented 63 families, described Zille's comments as regrettable, saying her question was answered at length through testimonies

DA: We have evidence Makhura knew about the relocation of Life Esidimeni patients

The DA's Jack Bloom said that if Gauteng Premier David Makhura were to truly hold himself accountable, he would resign.

Health department disputes DA claims of crisis at Jo’burg hospital

There is no crisis at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, the Gauteng health department has said.

Jo’burg hospitals ban evening visits

The Chris Hani Baragwanath, Charlotte Maxeke and Helen Joseph hospitals have banned night visits to patients as hospital staff fear for their safety.

Sanral to repay charges

The SA National Roads Agency was contacting customers on Friday to reverse administration charges deducted erroneously from e-tag accounts.

Tender rigging alleged at Gauteng health department

According to a report by the Auditor General, the Gauteng health department has lost millions of rands through maladministration and tender rigging.

DA welcomes toll road task team

The Democratic Alliance has welcomed Cabinet's decision to appoint a task team to look into the Gauteng tolling system.

Tolls debate put on the back burner

Gauteng Legislature speaker Lindiwe Maseko has cancelled a debate on toll roads scheduled for this week because the ANC is divided on the issue.

Medical suppliers left unpaid by Gauteng health department

Several medical supplies' companies in Gauteng have not been paid for months, despite regulations requiring payments to be settled within 30 days.

DA calls for probe into Gauteng premier’s house

The DA in Gauteng has asked the Public Protector to investigate allegedly expensive refurbishments to Premier Nomvula Mokonyane's official residence.

Gauteng denies vacancy crisis in hospitals

The Gauteng health department has approved the hiring of specialists to fill vacant posts in the province's hospitals, an official said on Monday.

DA condemns arrest of journalists

The DA on Friday condemned the arrest of two <i>Sowetan</i> journalists and called for an investigation into possible corruption.

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