Two families demand answers from Gauteng Health after hospital deaths

11 July 2020, 7:30 PM
Two Johannesburg families are demanding answers from Gauteng Health as one family claims their mother died after contracting COVID-19 at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
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Employers should not rush to send employees for testing: Health experts 9 July 2020, 12:01 PM

Health experts say there is no need for employers to send all employees for immediate COVID-19 testing if one person tests positive in the workplace.

Access to food a major problem for many under lockdown 9 July 2020, 11:01 AM

According to a Foundation for Human Rights survey entitled Human Rights Diagnosis: Community Advice Offices and COVID-19, access to food remains the biggest challenge South Africans have faced during the pandemic.

N Cape residents plead for help from health department 9 July 2020, 10:25 AM

Residents of Logobate Village near Kuruman in the Northern Cape say they have been left without a clinic after strong winds blew off the roof of the clinic.

2020 academic year likely to spill over into 2021: Nzimande 9 July 2020, 9:33 AM

Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Blade Nzimande on Wednesday announced that the intake of first-year university students for 2021 may take place later than usual.

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Mary Twala to be laid to rest on Thursday 9 July 2020, 8:54 AM

Veteran actor and performer, Mary Twala will be laid to rest in Soweto in the south of Johannesburg on Thursday.

North West MEC Kegakilwe to be given state funeral on Friday 9 July 2020, 8:49 AM

The MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs in the North West, Gordon Kegakilwe, will be given a state funeral on Friday.

Gauteng prepares mass graves, surpasses W Cape as epicentre of COVID-19 9 July 2020, 7:32 AM

Gauteng has officially overtaken the Western Cape as the epicentre of COVID-19 in the country, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said during a National Assembly hybrid sitting on Wednesday.

Cold fronts to reach Western Cape by Thursday 9 July 2020, 2:38 AM

People have been warned to stay away from the coast-line as bad weather conditions are expected along the coast.

COVID-19 cases at Correctional Service centres rise to 3 243 8 July 2020, 11:08 PM

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) says the total number of confirmed cases at their centres has risen to 3 243.

Limpopo verifying number of schools currently closed due to COVID-19 infections 8 July 2020, 5:29 PM

The Education Department in Limpopo says it is in the process of verifying the overall number of schools that are currently closed due to COVID-19 infections.

Protesting community healthcare workers demand permanent jobs 8 July 2020, 4:12 PM

Western Cape Health Minister, Nomafrench Mbombo, has cut short a visit to health facilities in Khayelitsha due to safety issues.

33% of students allowed back on campus: Nzimande 8 July 2020, 4:05 PM

The Department of Higher Education has appealed to students who are yet to return to tertiary institutions, to ensure they stay home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

City of Tshwane stops providing ambulance assistance due to operating license 8 July 2020, 1:55 PM

The City of Tshwane has ceased providing emergency medical services after the Gauteng Health Department declined to approve their operating license.

Foreign truck drivers feel targeted as strike persists 8 July 2020, 1:05 PM

Foreign nationals working in the logistics industry in South Africa say they are being targeted, despite meeting the requirements for their jobs, as a recent truck strike persists.

Parents to receive school work every 2 weeks: Motshekga 8 July 2020, 12:34 PM

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga says the department will be giving parents school work every two weeks, to make it easier for them to teach their children at home.

12 year old rape victim to receive psycho-social support: Basic Education 8 July 2020, 12:01 PM

The Department of Basic Education says it will provide psycho-social support for a 12 year old learner who was allegedly raped in Bulwer in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands.

VIDEO | Higher Education Minister briefing on further COVID-19 measures 8 July 2020, 11:34 AM

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, briefs the media on further measures implemented on COVID-19 within the Higher Education, Science and Innovation sectors.

Bloemfontein showgrounds to soon be turned into COVID-19 field hospital 8 July 2020, 11:04 AM

Bloemfontein Showgrounds facilities, which used to host events throughout the year, will soon be turned into a temporary hospital as the country expects a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Eskom urges customers to use electricity sparingly 8 July 2020, 10:15 AM

Eskom has urged customers to use electricity sparingly after two generation units tripped at the Medupi and Tutuka power stations on Tuesday.

SA urged to brace for major cold front 8 July 2020, 9:16 AM

The South African Weather Service has warned of a major cold front approaching the country.

Police investigate killing of Eunicent Dilebo allegedly by SANDF 8 July 2020, 6:34 AM

Police are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of Eunicent Dilebo, 36 at the hands of SANDF members in Dingledale, Mpumalanga.

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National Taxi Alliance backs down on full capacity loading 7 July 2020, 10:11 PM

The National Taxi Alliance says it has placed itself in the hands of the National Coronavirus Command Council in its appeal to load to full capacity and expand routes.

Eskom to proceed with planned interruption of supply to Magareng Local Municipality 7 July 2020, 9:50 PM

Eskom says it has reached agreements with four municipalities from the Northern Cape that were due for scheduled electricity supply interruptions from Wednesday due to outstanding debts.

Western Cape schools struggling to deal with phased return of learners 7 July 2020, 8:27 PM

A principal of a school in the Western Cape, who requested to remain anonymous, says his school currently does not have the capacity to roll out adequate COVID-19 preventative measures.

Police nab two armed robbery suspects in KZN 7 July 2020, 8:06 PM

Police have arrested two suspects in connection with the armed robbery of a family at Nkivane in Nsuze, northern KwaZulu-Natal.

PODCAST | In First Person – Part 12: Williams recounts physical abuse at the hands of her husband resulting in an acid attack 7 July 2020, 6:37 PM

In episode twelve of our Podcast series ‘In First Person’, mother and trauma counselor Charmaine Williams, recounts her experiences with domestic abuse. She tells of how she endured 13 years of physical and verbal abuse as well as an acid attack at the hands of her husband. 

Parents deregistering children to avoid paying school fees 7 July 2020, 5:43 PM

Parents are deregistering their children from school to avoid paying school fees, while on the other hand, some schools are reporting that parents are defaulting on paying fees because they have lost their jobs.

Amahle Quku murder accused abandons bail application 7 July 2020, 4:21 PM

The accused in the murder case of Amahle Quku of Philippi on the Cape Flats has abandoned his bail application in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court.

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18 Eastern Cape state-owned facilities to be converted into field hospitals 7 July 2020, 1:27 PM

Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane has announced a community-based strategy to fight the spread of coronavirus in the province. The provincial government has identified 87 wards in four hotspot areas that require urgent intervention.

Gauteng’s COVID-19 cases expected to exceed the Western Cape’s cases soon 7 July 2020, 12:05 PM

The Western Cape now only has about four-thousand more confirmed coronavirus cases than Gauteng.