EASTERN Cape Health Department superintendent- general Dr Siva Pillay has been drawn into a “jobs for pals” row after allegedly appointing a close friend and business associate to work on several potentially lucrative hospital upgrades around the province.

DA health spokesman Pine Pienaar said a parliamentary question was submitted two weeks ago asking for senior Health Department managers – including Pillay – to divulge their private business interests, but there had been no response. It came amid concerns that senior officials could be manipulating private contracts for their financial benefit, he said.  Read the full story in the Weekend Post.