Bumbling health officials should be saying a very big “thank you”

It simply beggars belief that, despite the recent linen shortage crisis, provincial health officials have yet to accept and make use of a donation of 700 bed sheets, blankets and pillowcases, given to Addington Hospital a month ago by various hotels in Durban. To add insult to injury, rather than expressing some form of gratitude, […]

Speech on KZN Health Statement

20 September 2012 Madam/Mr Speaker As part of the Mandela week oversight visits I visited a number of clinics in and around Pietermaritzburg. Those in Vulindlela reported common problems with the availability of ambulance services, especially in the case of emergency maternity cases. As is reported in the Health Department APP, ‘response times are still […]

SAMA’s warning needs to be heeded by Health Department

Mark Steele, MPL,  member of the KZN Health portfolio committee,  said today that the SA Medical Association (Sama) has sounded a warning which the national health department would be wise to heed before making any further commitments to the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme.  Private doctors and especially GPs will require reasonable compensation for their […]

DA intervention brings an end to additional charges for cremation certificates

Makhosazana Mdlalose, DA KZN Spokesperson on Health, said that the Democratic Alliance welcomed an instruction by the KwaZulu-Natal health department, to management at the Phoenix mortuary, that they may no longer accept payments for cremation certificates supplied by a private service provider.

Purification plants still lying in storage

  19 March 2012 George Mari, DA KZN Spokesperson for Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs said that a number of of water purification plants purchased by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Co-operative Governance, and which form part of the Three Amigo’s allegedly dodgy procurement deals, are still lying in storage after almost four years. The information came to […]


Health Care in an Open Opportunity Society for All The most effective model of health care delivery involves a partnership between the state and the private sector. The DA’s proposals require the state to: provide an overall regulatory framework which would create a transparent and competitive environment; deliver some services and fund health care for […]