Civil Society: Health Department circular a human rights violation

Civil Society: Health Department circular a human rights violation

Johannesburg, 5 March 2019: The Gauteng Department of Health issued Circular Letter 5 of 2019, dated 20 February 2019 (“Circular”) in which it sought to limit access to health care…

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Civil Society organisations welcome establishment of SIU Tribunal

Civil Society organisations welcome establishment of SIU Tribunal

Johannesburg 25 February 2019: SECTION27 and Corruption Watch welcome the establishment of the Special Investigative Unit (SIU) Tribunal and the appointment of senior Judges to oversee this crucial task. This…

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Shelved SIU report highlights gross financial mismanagement underpinning current Gauteng health crisis

Shelved SIU report highlights gross financial mismanagement underpinning current Gauteng health crisis

21 June 2018, Johannesburg: SECTION27, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Corruption Watch are today making public a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) report that documents widespread corruption and gross financial…

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SECTION27 welcomes the Life Esidimeni arbitration award

SECTION27 welcomes the Life Esidimeni arbitration award

SECTION27 welcomes the Award handed down by retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke. In a ringing indictment of the Life Esidimeni Marathon Project, DCJ Moseneke stated that

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HMI: Licencing, RWOPS and Quality take centre stage

HMI: Licencing, RWOPS and Quality take centre stage

In today’s session, the Panel sought to understand how the public and private sectors interact with one another. The Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal Departments of Health all made oral…

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SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign Concerned about the Shortages of Food at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

On 9 May 2013, SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) received disturbing reports about the shortages of food for patients at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.

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Open Letter to MEC for Health Mr Hope Papo

SECTION27 and the TAC sent an open letter to the Gauteng MEC of Health yesterday. Parts of it were published in “The Star” newspaper. Click “Read More” to access the full version.

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Monitoring Our Health: An analysis of the breakdown in health care services in selected Gauteng clinics and hospitals

On Monday, 4 March 2013, SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) launched the "Monitoring Our Health Report". SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) spent the past year interviewing…

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Report on investigation into infant deaths at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital released

SECTION27 welcomes the release of the report on the investigation into the tragic deaths of six infants on 18 May 2010 at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital (“the Hospital”) in Johannesburg. The report raises serious concerns about the extent to which the Gauteng Department of Health and Social Development (“the Department”) adheres to norms and standards related to human resources, and the consequent overcrowding in public health facilities in the province.

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