While health facilities say there are staff shortages, many qualified nurses and community service workers remain unemployed. Unions say these professionals should be absorbed into the department.
Mamokete Moleme may look like your average Klerksdorp Tshepong Hospital Complex health worker, but on the weekends this mild-mannered nurse trades the wards for the ring as a karate champion.
As a little girl growing up in rural Limpopo, Ndivhudzannyi Makungo dreamed of making a difference in her community’s life. Now a nursing student in Pretoria, Makungo recently had the chance to make her dreams come true.
As the ranks of managers bloat, less money may be going to service delivery in some health districts as about half of districts report they do not have the managers, money or control to do their jobs properly.