Tembisa hospital in need of more resources

The SAHRC visited the hospital on Monday for an inspection of the facility. The South African Human Rights Commission(SAHRC) has called on the Department of Health in Gauteng to allocate more resources to the Tembisa hospital, East of Johannesburg to deal with the overcrowding at the facility. The SAHRC visited the hospital on Monday for an inspection of the facility. This follows the deaths of 10 babies at the hospital after an outbreak of the deadly Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria in November and December last year. Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) are…

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Students at NWU’s Mahikeng campus instructed to vacate

A group of students have prevented people from entering the campus since Monday morning. The North West University (NWU) management has closed the institution’s Mahikeng campus following reports of intimidation and allegations of attempted arson. All students have been instructed to vacate the campus by three o clock (15:00) Tuesday afternoon. A group of students have prevented people from entering the campus since Monday morning. This follows a call for a seven-day national shutdown of all public universities by the South African University Student Union (SAUS). Professor Dan Kgwadi of…

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Over 100 undocumented foreign nationals found in Diepsloot

Last week, the township was rocked by violent protests against foreign nationals after the death of a police officer. Over 100 undocumented foreign nationals in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg have been taken in and handed over to immigration officers from the Department of Home Affairs who have been deployed in the area. The officers are among the integrated team from law enforcement agencies patrolling the area. Last week, the township was rocked by violent protests against foreign nationals after the death of a police officer. Residents called on the Department…

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