Hard times lies ahead for the ANC’s Department of Health:- angry nurses says, No jobs, no vote

“No jobs, no vote,” shouted disgruntled nurses who marched to the provincial health department in Pietermaritzburg.

Hundreds of nurses carried placards and handed over a memorandum demanding that unemployed nurses be employed by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health. Nurses from the Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (HOSPERSA) were part of the march.

The marchers said there were 15,000 unemployed nurses in KZN and 40,000 vacancies for nurses nationwide, according to a “study”.

But when GroundUp asked the provincial chairperson of HOSPERSA, Thamsanqa Zondi, the source of these figures, he said the figures were estimates and should not be used by the media. He said the union did not have a copy of the study.

Last year nurses marched three times demanding that the health department prioritise their demands.

United Nurses Forum president Bhekithemba Gumbi said nothing had changed. Quoting
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President of the rainbow nation looks like he is scared of Natal and has canceled planned visits due to tension in some ranks

Ramaphosa canceled his planned visit to Pietermaritzburg due to dormant tension in some ranks.

Members of Natal’s executive council state that there is a likelihood that tension between ANC members in the area may worsen and degenerate into chaos.

It would apparently be an “embarrassment” for the president of the country. Tension between Zuma supporters and Ramaphosa supporters has been dormant for some time now and has now become more evident with the controversial and bankrupt ANC Youth League who have announced their support for Jacob Zuma.

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Pietermaritzburg mortuary mess:- workers return to work after arrests

The Fort Napier workers had been on a go-slow since November. They have been demanding a wage increase, back pay and better working conditions.

Seventeen employees of the Fort Napier Medico Legal Mortuary in Pietermaritzburg, who were arrested on Monday, were released with a warning on Tuesday. They were arrested after the Department of Health issued an ultimatum to workers to return to work or face arrest.

Department of Health spokesperson Ncumisa Mafunda said that on Tuesday, 16 forensic pathology staff members from Gale Street Medico Legal Mortuary in Durban had also been arrested. According to National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) provincial secretary Phakama Ndunakazi, they were released the same day.

Mortuary workers demand better pay
The Fort Napier workers had been on a go-slow since November. They have been demanding a wage increase, back pay and better working conditions.

“The 1
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A awesome fest:- Pietermaritzburg Food Festival

Let`s celebrate our Heritage Month in a unique way as we usher in the 1st Annual Pietermaritzburg Food Festival!! An initiative crafted to showcase what the City of Choice has to offer.

Date:- 23 September 2018
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Remember To Send Flowers, Cards, Sweets or Gifts for Mothers Day! Order Online Now!

This Mother’s Day, make sure Mom, Grandma or the special Lady in your life knows that you are grateful for everything she has done and all that she does do and will do for you. So, when is Mother’s Day 2018? This year it falls on the 13th of May!
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