SA is besig om sy pas afgestudeerde dokters te verloor a.g.v. die regering se onvermoë om die hul te plaas waar hulle diens kan doen en die feit is dat hul nie betaal word vir dienste gelewer nie

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Mediese Vereniging (SAMA) het beswaar aangeteken teen die reuse verlies van opgeleide dokters wat nou na ander lande verhuis omdat die regering hulle nie vir hulle jaar praktiese werk kan betaal nie.

Die uittog van pas afgestudeerde dokters is toegeskryf aan die Departement van Gesondheid se onvermoë om die dokters te plaas waar hulle diens kan doen, en waarvoor hulle deur die regering betaal moet word.

’n Woordvoerder van Sama sê die ernstige tekort aan dokters word verder in die wiele gery deur die Departement van Gesondheid wat nie hulle verantwoordelikheid nakom nie.

Hy sê die ernstige toestand soos malaria, tuberkulose, Vigs, en ander siekte toestande kan slegs effektief behandel en bestry word deur genoeg dokters wat ook kosbare ondervinding opdoen in die siekte toestande.

Sowat 440 mediese personeel wat nie geplaas is nie, en waarvan 400 beurshouers is, het glo die land verlaat omdat hulle hul beroep wil be
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ANC’s double talk – Ramaphose and Magashule’s statements on the independence of the Reserve Bank contradict each other and are damaging the confidence of investors – There is no doubt that the ANC-regime is leading SA to a downfall

The ANC president, Cyril Ramaphosa and Magashule’s statements about the independence of the Reserve Bank, clearly contradict each other.

While Ramaphosa is trying to reassure voters as well as the outside world that the Reserve Bank will remain independent, his fellow companion is confusing investors.

He said in a statement that the Reserve Bank would be nationalized over the next five years.

Economists declare that the ANC’s election manifesto is a call for investors to secure their money. The manifesto does not outline a positive image for investors, banks and pension funds and insurers.

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SA Justice is a big farce: The parole of Janusz Walus’s was once again disapproved – Yet other offenders of similar sins are released after their first application for parole – This is totally absurd, they are exploiting the situation for political reasons

Janusz Walus’s application for parole was once again rejected by the Minister of Justice, Michael Masutha.

Walus has to apply for parole again in six months, and it seems like it will probably be rejected again.

Experts point out that the action with his parole applications is playing out in the same horrific way in which the late Clive Derby-Lewis was treated.

In the meantime, other offenders of a similar nature, whose first application for parole was approved, and that the relatives of the murderer were not known in the decision made, were heard are as free as birds.  However, the same fate could not be said of Walus.

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Doctors get a lifeline as government considers shortening internships from two years to one

Shortening doctors’ internships from two years to one is being mooted to alleviate the strain in the training of doctors.

Health department spokesperson Popo Maja said: “What we know is that one of the health stakeholders did entertain the idea of internship training being reviewed. But it is too early for us to say anything about it.”

Two-year internships help medical students translate their theoretical knowledge into practice under the supervision of experienced doctors after their studies. One-year community service helps provide health care to under-served areas.

South African Medical Association (Sama) chairperson Dr Angelique Coetzee said there was currently a bottleneck, with too few internships to accommodate medical students graduating in SA and abroad, especially in Cuba.

“Where does one place that large amount of people coming in, plus these who you have already?” Coetzee said. “There is a big b
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Does MEC for Education really have our children’s best interests at heart – Lesufi is going to leave 14 000 learners stranded- Latest action by the department is contrary to the Constitution which clearly states that every person has the right to basic education

The FF Plus was shocked to learn that the Gauteng Department of Education announced earlier on 15 January 2019, that learners who still do not have a place at a school only have until this Friday 18 January 2019, to accept the placements offered by the Department.

This threat serves as proof that the MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, does not care about the future of the children in the province.

If Lesufi really did have our children’s best interests at heart and if he really was concerned about their education and training, he would not have allowed his Department to broadcast such threats.

The Department did not perform its duty to ensure that every child in Gauteng has been offered a space for learning at a school. If Lesufi had done his job like he was supposed to, enough schools would have been built in the last five years and we would not have this crisis on hand where there are 14 000 learners who will most probably have nowhere
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Does the DA honestly think that little of the white voter? – The Schweizer Reneke school photograph incident is nothing but filthy, dirty, race obsessed, biased politics

The Schweizer Reneke school photograph incident rocked South Africa. And the preposterous action of suspending a teacher (telephonically, mind you!) AFTER evidence came to light that there WAS NO racism because ONE picture out of THREE were taken out context, makes it even more outrageous.

The situation got a human face when an emotional Elana Barkhuizen pleaded for justice saying that she is basically a mother and an educator with a spotless reputation and record and that politics and politicians are ruthlessly destroying her life, trampling on the well-being of innocent children and tainting the reputation of an excellent school.

And rightly so. The whole story is nothing but filthy, dirty, race obsessed, biased politics. And the guilty, in fact the MOST guilty, is the Democratic Alliance.

It was Luyolo Mphithi, the DA Youth Leader in Northwest, who was the first to publicly share a picture of little children without hiding their faces along
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Sorry SA, but we need more money, Eskom pleads – Eskom is asking for a 15% tariff increase over the next three years – but in the same breath employs more workers with hefty salaries

Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe made a desperate plea for higher Eskom tariffs over the next three years on Monday, as well as for more money from the government, while apologising to SA for the mess the utility is in.

Hadebe was speaking in Cape Town at public hearings held by the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) to interrogate Eskom’s application for a 15% tariff increase beginning in 2019-2020.

The application needs to meet Nersa’s approval before it can be applied to customers.

Eskom is in a dire financial situation, with a R419bn debt it is unable to service from the revenue it earns. It costs more for it to generate electricity than it recoups from tariffs due to a high cost base, which Nersa believes should not be made the burden of the South African public.

“I am the first to acknowledge that Eskom has contributed to its own problems. Eskom is compelled to apologise to SA for having brought these challenges. They could hav
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KZN meat producers affected by panic over foot-and-mouth disease – Neighbouring countries have banned the import of SA’s red meat until they get proof the outbreak is contained

KwaZulu-Natal meat producers are concerned about the effect of the ban on the export of South African red meat after a strain of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) was discovered in Limpopo last week.

SA’s FMD-free status was suspended after the disease was confirmed by the FMD laboratory and the matter was reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, eSwatini and Mozambique have announced a complete ban on importing South African meat until they have proof that the disease has been contained.

Sandy le Marque, the CEO of the KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union (Kwanalu), told Business Day that farmers in the province are deeply affected by the ban and the ensuing panic about the disease. “The impact of a serious disease such as FMD is really serious for agriculture as a whole. What remains critical is for livestock producers in KwaZulu-Natal to tighten up their bio-security protocols, remain vigilant an
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Suspended NPA boss hired to clean up SAA’s mess – SAA, who has been bankrupt after years of mismanagement and corruption now wants to make a turnaround – Is it to late?

SAA, bankrupted after years of mismanagement and corruption, has named former prosecutions boss Vusi Pikoli as its chief risk and compliance officer as part of an effort to clean up governance at the airline.

Pikoli is currently an adviser to the state security minister and was suspended as NPA boss by Thabo Mbeki in 2007.

Vusi Pikoli has been appointed by SAA as the head of their risk and compliance department. He is currently the state security adviser to Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba.

Pikoli was suspended by Thabo Mbeki in 2007 due to an insurmountable break in working relationships between him and the Justice Minister.

In 2009, parliament dismissed Pikoli and, according to SAA, the appointment was aimed at strengthening executive management in their work.

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UPDATE:- The Zuma “bribe” : Radovan Krejcir case may head to the state capture inquiry

The startling allegations Radovan Krejcir made against Jacob Zuma this week could head to the Zondo Commission, according to Mo Shaik.

Monday’s revelation that Jacob Zuma had apparently accepted a bribe from a Czech gangster seeking asylum in South Africa wasn’t as much explosive as it was absolutely nuclear. Of course, Radovan Krejcir has merely made an allegation – but he says that the proof is out there.

Radovan Krejcir: Fact-file
Seeking protection in Mzansi after a string of crimes committed back in his home country, Krejcir claims that he had drove to Nkandla on one fateful evening to meet with both Jacob and Duduzane Zuma. City Press are in possession of the crime boss’ affidavit, which states he offered the family R5 million for a “no-questions-asked” agreement back in 2011.

Allegedly, Msholozi agreed to the figure, and received R2.5 million in cash immediately. However, things went belly-up when Krejci
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Schweizer-Reneke: Suspended teacher, Elana Barkhuizen, launches emotional fightback

Elana Barkhuizen faced the media for the first time since the Schweizer-Reneke segregation controversy hit the headlines, and she’s got her fightback planned.

Elana Barkhuizen, the teacher at the centre of the Schweizer-Reneke racial controversy, has spoken to the media for the first time since she was blamed for segregating Grade R learners by the colour of their skin.

She was represented by Afrikaner trade union Solidariteit (Solidarity), who have come out fighting for their client. They state that Barhuizen wasn’t the teacher of that class, and the children’s seating plan had nothing to do with race – a factor which they’ve promised to take legal action against.

Dirk Hermann, a representative for Solidarity, told the media that politicians must be held to account for forcing trauma upon the school teacher. He was particularly miffed with DA Youth League Leader Luyolo Mphithi, who turned up to the school last Thursday after a pho
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New portable technology takes primary healthcare to the people

Portable medical technology makes it possible to take primary healthcare to low-income populations that frequently have a disproportionate burden of ill health.

It allows mobile clinics and screening days to take healthcare services to schools and local communities that would ordinarily not have access.

Instead of expecting patients to travel to static clinics, they can be screened and diagnosed on the spot and receive preventive healthcare where they are, rather than incurring travel costs or having to take time off work. ”The South African medical environment is still in the early stages of adopting mobile solutions to preventive screening and healthcare.

“Screening for common health issues like loss of hearing or vision helps to avoid a heavier cost burden on constrained healthcare resources once the diagnosed conditions worsen,” says Dr Dirk Koekemoer, founder and CEO of eMoyo. “But this approach, when effectively managed th
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