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Suspended health head Selebano places blame on underlings for Life Esidimeni fiasco

JOHANNESBURG, December 5 – Suspended Gauteng Health head of the department Tiego Selebano effectively threw his underling Dr Makgabo Manamela under the bus, saying she was the leader of the team that implemented the botched Life Esidimeni project and also put pressure on implementers to move patients to non-governmental organisations. Selebano was testifying on Tuesday after his […]

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Health Minister Motsoaledi says spokesman Maila was no spin-doctor

PRETORIA, October 26 – Senior government officials, friends and colleagues of Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s late spokesperson Joe Maila on Thursday narrated touching eulogies at a memorial service hosted by the Government Communication and Information Services (GCIS) in Pretoria. “I’m sure colleagues in the media can attest to this … I never regarded Joe as a spin-doctor, […]

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“Gross lack of management skills” responsible for KZN health crisis – Motsoaledi

DURBAN, 19 August – KwaZulu-Natal’s dysfunctional public health department can be blamed on a systematic breakdown of core functions, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Friday. “There is a gross lack of management skills in the department of health because managing human resources, managing supply chain, managing procurement systems — need skills. Those skills are just found […]

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TAC distances itself from disruption of health minister’s speech

JOHANNESBURG, July 20 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has distanced itself from the people who disrupted Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s speech on Wednesday during the funeral of HIV and gender activist, Prudence Mabele. A group of about 20 HIV activists twice disrupted Motsoaledi during his speech by breaking into song. They later walked out when deputy […]

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Minister Motsoaledi appoints tribunal in #LifeEsidimeni disaster aftermath

PARLIAMENT, March 13 (ANA) – Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Monday announced the appointment of an ad-hoc independent tribunal which will process all appeals of the Health Ombudsman’s damning report into the deaths of over 100 psychiatric patients in Gauteng. The tribunal will be headed by retired Judge President of the High Court in Pretoria, […]