Understaffing and security of patients are some of the main challenges experienced at the West End Mental Health Facility in Kimberley.
Kimberley’s Sol Plaatje Municipality has an outstanding debt of more than half a billion rand.
Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says his Department will roll out the regularisation of illegal mining throughout the country if the two pilot projects in Kimberley in the Northern Cape and Tubatse in Limpopo are successful.
Cancer patients in the Northern Cape requiring mammography services can only be assisted in Kimberley, and they are all being referred to the Robert Sobukwe Hospital.
Northern Cape Premier says Kimberley’s Sol Plaatje Municipality has until Thursday to sit or it will face legal implications.