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Hospitals must put patients first

June 8th, 2017

THE DA Women’s Network (Dawn) stands for the rights enshrined in our constitution, and for freedom, fairness and equal opportunities for all women regardless of their circumstances of birth, status, age, education or address. It is therefore with a deep sense of loss and utter sadness that we condemn the shameful failure of Livingstone Hospital to ensure that a doctor was available to switch off the life-support system keeping Tershia …


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State health system on a downward trajectory: The Herald

May 10th, 2017

MEDICO-legal claims of up to R11.4-billion, outstanding bills with interest accumulated over periods ranging from 30 to 90 days overdue and a whopping COE (cost of employees) bill that swallows 60% of our annual budget, together with a junk status economy, adds to the heavy burden placed on staff, patients and our provincial health facilities (“No money for medicines shock”, The Herald, May 8). While the department continues to generate …


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Freedom Day: Good governance advances freedom

April 27th, 2017

The speech below was delivered by Bobby Stevenson MPL and Eastern Cape Deputy Provincial Leader at the Freedom Day celebrations at Vuyisile Mini Square, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro City Hall this morning.   Freedom Day is a celebration of hope.  Hope that the future can be better than the past.  Hope that we can believe in a South African dream whereby, through hard work and a good education, we can uplift …


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Let’s build streets of no fear

February 21st, 2017

THE allegations made in the rape case reported in the Daily Dispatch of February 14 refer. Women live under a constant threat of violence and rape and to our sorrow South Africa continues to have the highest rape statistics in the world. We appeal to all readers to embrace our constitution. The time has come to speak up. Let’s unite to build a safe, caring society for the sake of …


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Frail care closures: Premier must fire SocDev MEC Sihlwayi

February 15th, 2017

The fact that outside pressure had to be applied to ensure Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle reversed his MEC’s stance on the frail care crisis shows how out of touch the provincial government is with the needs of a caring society. Premier Masualle must fire Social Development MEC Nancy Sihlwayi as she has demonstrated that she is not only out of step with the needs of the frail care centre …


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