It’s Tuesday afternoon on a dusty street of Kanana Park near Orange Farm in Gauteng. Fistos plays with other children until his mother calls him. Fistos doesn’t miss any communication with his mom, Cynthia Cutshwa (38). They understand each other.
South Africa has a dire shortage of skin to treat burn victims and the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Centre for Tissue Engineering and the Organ Donor Foundation have issued an urgent plea for more people to become skin and organ donors.
The Department of Health (DoH) and Public Works will go to court on Friday to fight a case laid against them by the Public Servants Association (PSA) about the beleaguered Civitas building in Tshwane.
After spending 17 years in an abusive marriage, Koena Selemela (46), penned her experience in a book called Healing Poems. This is an anthology documenting details of her horrific past as they unfolded every day.
Dr Richard Lebethe has this week been appointed as the new acting CEO of Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital following protests at the facility by health unions who have been picketing outside since Monday.
Not only will the Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development spend R127-million to demolish the derelict Kempton Park Hospital, formerly known as Khayalami, they are planning to rebuild it for a whopping R1,3-billion.
Civil society organisations – enraged by the recent nominations of disgraced politicians Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu to the provincial executive committee – have threatened to lead a revolt against the ruling ANC.
Despite the Gauteng Social Development Department’s commitment to settle outstanding grants to a number of aid organisations taking care of the province’s vulnerable groups, requirements for these grants have been heavily criticised.