August 20, 2019

Is there another Life Esidemeni tragedy waiting to happen, especially in provinces which have no mental care facilities at all, or hospitals with 100% vacancy rates for mental health care professionals?

Parliament’s Rural Development and Land Reform Committee is fast losing patience with the Ingonyama Trust, with a Committee member declaring at its most recent meeting that in terms of actual delivery the Trust had scored zero.

Notes from the House publishes a regular column of briefs from Parliament that you normally wouldn’t get sight of. Please note, none of this is fake news, though you would be forgiven for thinking it could be.

One of Parliament’s chief objectives is oversight of the executive, and a tool it uses to achieve this is Question Time. Questions for oral or written reply can be put to the President, the Deputy President and Ministers, and gives Members of Parliament the opportunity to monitor the Government’s service delivery. However, many of the answers leave South Africans with more questions.

The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsolaedi, had tried three times to warn the Premier of the North West province against employing the current provincial Minister (MEC) responsible for Health.

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