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A Gauteng firm is using bioplastics to limit microplastics

Humans eat, drink and breathe in tens of thousands of micro- and nanoplastics, but research into the effects on health is limited The post A Gauteng firm is using bioplastics to limit microplastics appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Environment, Fish, Pollution, Marine Life, Plastic, Innovation, National Institutes of Health, Earbuds, Inventor, Gauteng, Environmental Science and Technology, Sawdust, Polystyrene, Top Six, Microplastics


‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated The post ‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, National, Vaccine, Gauteng, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, Glenda Gray, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, South African Medical Research Council, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, South African Medical Association, Angelique Coetzee, Free State health department, Netcare Milpark Private Hospital


Parents ‘key to best grade 12 results’

For the past four years, the matric results in Tshwane South has been the leading district in Gauteng. The formula to success has been involving the parents The post Parents ‘key to best grade 12 results’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Western Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Top Six, South Africa (country, Class Of 2020, Grade 12, Tshwane South, 2020 Matric Results, Fezile Dabi District, Hilda Kekana, Metro North district, Motheo district, Thabo Mofutsanyana district, Top Performing District


State of the Provinces: Makhura takes hard line on corruption — Mabuyane downplays it

The Gauteng and Eastern Cape premiers have been ravaged by scandal over the past year, in both instances involving the political heads of their health departments The post State of the Provinces: Makhura takes hard line on corruption — Mabuyane downplays it appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Politics, Jobs, Economy, Premier, Sopa, Gauteng, Eastern Cape, David Makhura, Top Six, Makhura, Oscar Mabuyane, South Africa (country, COVID-19, State Of The Province Address, Bandile Masuku


Sopa: Makhura takes hard line on corruption, whereas Mabuyane downplays it

The Gauteng and Eastern Cape premiers have been ravaged by scandal over the past year, in both instances involving the political heads of their health departments The post Sopa: Makhura takes hard line on corruption, whereas Mabuyane downplays it appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Politics, Jobs, Economy, Premier, Sopa, Gauteng, Eastern Cape, David Makhura, Top Six, Makhura, Oscar Mabuyane, South Africa (country, COVID-19, State Of The Province Address, Bandile Masuku


Class of 2020 produces ‘quality passes’ — Motshekga

The minister of basic education released the 2020 matric results on Monday, announcing that the overall pass rate has declined from 2019 The post Class of 2020 produces ‘quality passes’ — Motshekga appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Results, Western Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Openaccess, Northern Cape, Motshekga, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Top Six, Panyaza Lesufi, Debbie Schafer, Zamani Saul, Basic Education, Matric


Sasol plant to be investigated for the air pollution blanketing Gauteng

Environment department confirms it is inspecting Secunda, with the petrochemical plant operating under ‘stressed conditions’ The post Sasol plant to be investigated for the air pollution blanketing Gauteng appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Air Pollution, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Sasol, Top Six, Secunda, South Africa (country, Sulphur Dioxide, Centre For Environmental Rights, Department of Environment Forestry and Fisheries, Albi Modise, Hydrogen Sulphide, Rebecca Garland


Hackers invited by Gauteng’s e-government to help improve services

This week hackers will participate in a hackathon hosted by Gauteng’s e-government department to modernise their public services The post Hackers invited by Gauteng’s e-government to help improve services appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Microsoft, Article, Gauteng, Azure Cloud, South Africa (country, Department of e-Government, GovHack, Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko


Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty The post Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, Gauteng, Siu, David Makhura, Special Investigating Unit, Gauteng Health, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Kwara Kekana, Subs-only, Anglogold Ashanti Hospital, Gauteng infrastructure, Tasneem Motara


Admissions soar as second wave tightens its hold

The number of admissions drastically increased in the first two weeks of January, showing the highest numbers since the pandemic reached SA across Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape The post Admissions soar as second wave tightens its hold appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Western Cape, Gauteng, Top Six, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Gauteng KwaZulu Natal, Discovery Health, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, KwaZulu-Natal, Tembisa Hospital, Kwara Kekana, Mark van der Heever, Dr Angelique Coetzee, South African Medical Association


Schools are geared up for 2021

Covid disrupted the 2020 academic year but catchup plans have been hatched in the nine provinces, including extra lessons, earlier class times, and subject-specific boot camps The post Schools are geared up for 2021 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, South Africa, Parliament, Free State, Gauteng, Angie Motshekga, Top Six, Basic Education, COVID, Covid19, Matrics, Provinces, Matriculation


Kasi kids who love to build robots

The JumpStart programme is giving primary schoolchildren a masterclass in artificial intelligence (and they’re loving it) The post Kasi kids who love to build robots appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Primary schools, Coding, Robotics, Gauteng, Ekurhuleni, Kasi, Top Six, Katlehong, MTN Foundation, South Africa (country, Daniella Lekgau, JumpStart Foundation


Corruption forces health shake-up in Gauteng

Dr Thembi Mokgethi appointed as new health MEC as premier seeks to stop Covid-19 malfeasance The post Corruption forces health shake-up in Gauteng appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, National, Gauteng, Procurement, Mec, Gauteng Health Department, David Makhura, Top Six, Special Investigating Unit, Qedani Mahlangu, Malegapuru Makgoba, Life Esidimeni, Parks Tau, Malfeasance, Khusela Diko, Coronavirus


Covid-19 info lags as cases shoot up

Vital information apps and websites are outdated as cases begin to mushroom, especially near the coast, just in time for the December holidays The post Covid-19 info lags as cases shoot up appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Western Cape, Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Top Six, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Second Wave, Covid Alert SA app


‘We struggle for water, but power stations and coal mines don’t’

A proposed pipeline will bring water polluted with Gauteng’s sewage to the Waterberg in Limpopo to boost the coal industry during the climate crisis The post ‘We struggle for water, but power stations and coal mines don’t’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, North West, Gauteng, Eskom, Limpopo, Waterberg, Exxaro, Top Six, Hartbeespoort Dam, Groundwork, Lephalale, South Africa (country, Medupi Power Station, Centre For Environmental Rights, Barbara Creecy, Earthlife Africa


Matric’s exam paper leaked

Some learners in two provinces had access to the maths paper two leak a few hours before they sat for the exam The post Matric’s exam paper leaked appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Gauteng, Limpopo, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Top Six, South Africa (country, Class Of 2020, Maths Paper 2, Matric Exam


Thousands of South Africans apply for land online

The department of agriculture has received a plethora of online applications after it released about 500 000 hectares of land last month The post Thousands of South Africans apply for land online appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, Parliament, Land Reform, Gauteng, Cyril Ramaphosa, Sona, Top Six, Thoko Didiza, South Africa (country, Expropriation Bill


Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape. The post Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Fraud, National, Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Hawks, NPA, National Prosecuting Authority, Top Six, Gauteng Department of Health, Specialised Commercial Crimes Court, South Africa (country, Public Finance Management Act, COVID-19, Sipho Ngwema, Mmakgosi Mosupi


Ailing Far East Rand hospital purchases ‘vanity’ furniture

Dr Zacharia Mathaba, who purchased the furniture, is a suspected overtime fraudster and was appointed as Gauteng hospital chief executive despite facing serious disciplinary charges The post Ailing Far East Rand hospital purchases ‘vanity’ furniture appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Corruption, Fraud, Gauteng, Openaccess, Ekurhuleni, Top Six, Jack Bloom, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Bandile Masuku, Far East Rand hospital, Philani Mhlungu, Thelle Mogoerane, Zachariah Mathaba, Zacharia Mathaba


Four big hospitals in Gauteng fail to observe Covid-19 health protocols

This week the M&G visited four big hospitals in Gauteng — and none of them were adhering to safety standards to minimise and prevent the spread of the coronavirus The post Four big hospitals in Gauteng fail to observe Covid-19 health protocols appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Gauteng, Top Six, Coronavirus


Emergency hospital: Gauteng’s potential R500-million albatross

Construction of an emergency Covid-19 hospital is running months behind deadline, promising to come online only after Gauteng’s peak The post Emergency hospital: Gauteng’s potential R500-million albatross appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Hospitals, National, Gauteng, Cyril Ramaphosa, Steve Biko, AngloGold Ashanti, Top Six, Rural Health Advocacy Project, Carletonville, Harmony Gold, Khusela Diko, Charlotte Maxeke, Gauteng Health, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19


Editorial: How do they sleep at night?

Department of health officials know they haven’t paid many community health workers on the ground in Gauteng since June. Do they care? The post Editorial: How do they sleep at night? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Editorial, Gauteng, Openaccess, Community Health Workers, South Africa (country, COVID-19, M&G editorial


Health workers fight without fuel

Community health workers are at the frontline of the fight against Covid-19 in Gauteng, but many have not been paid for months. Sarah Smit and Paul Botes talked to workers who spoke of their love for the job – and how that love has been trifled with The post Health workers fight without fuel appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, National, Gauteng, MISMANAGEMENT, CHW, Top Six, Gauteng Department of Health, South Africa (country, Paul Botes, COVID-19, COVID, Community health worker, Permanent Jobs, Sarah Smit


More North West mayors face recall

The ANC is wielding its axe to clear out ineffective councillors and those facing criminal charges The post More North West mayors face recall appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, North West, Mayors, Gauteng, ANC, African National Congress, Tender, Mahikeng, Top Six, Personal Protective Equipment, Ditsobotla, Zandile Gumede, Khusela Diko, South Africa (country, KwaZulu-Natal, Bandile Masuku


DA claims Moodey jumped ship before he was pushed

The DA says former Gauteng leader John Moodey resigned from the party amid allegations that he was conspiring against fellow party members ahead of crucial party meetings The post DA claims Moodey jumped ship before he was pushed appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Gauteng, DA, Democratic Alliance, John Steenhuisen, Ekurhuleni, Mike Waters, John Moodey, The Editors Picks, Moodey, Sex For Jobs


The PPE bonanza and how ‘flukes’ made people millions

More than R10-billion has been spent on PPE. But healthcare workers say they are not getting enough masks and other gear to keep them safe from Covid-19. Sarah Smit, Paddy Harper and the M&G Data Desk dug into the numbers The post The PPE bonanza and how ‘flukes’ made people millions appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Treasury, National, Gauteng, Blankets, Eastern Cape, Ramaphosa, Personal Protective Equipment, Special Investigating Unit, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, The Editors Picks, COVID-19, COVID, President Cyril Ramaphosa, KwaZulu-Natal


Behind the masks: Meet the people who keep Gauteng’s Covid-19 field hospital going

Get to know the cleaners, plumbers and therapists who work at the Nasrec field hospital. Plus, find out what happens to newspapers, food and medical equipment used at the Covid-19 facility The post Behind the masks: Meet the people who keep Gauteng’s Covid-19 field hospital going appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, National, Gauteng, Openaccess, Sarah Whitehead, Human Sciences Research Council, Top Six, Nasrec, Coronavirus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Bhekisisa Centre For Health Journalism, Bongiwe Tshabalala, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, H1N1 virus


Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone The post Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Gauteng


The PPE scandal that the Treasury hasn’t touched

Many government officials have been talking tough about dealing with rampant corruption in PPE procurement but the majority won't even release names of who has benefited from the R10-billion spend The post The PPE scandal that the Treasury hasn’t touched appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Treasury, National, Gauteng, Openaccess, Eastern Cape, Paia, Personal Protective Equipment, Panyaza Lesufi, PPE, Dondo Mogajane, Yunus Carrim, Tito Mboweni, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, The Editors Picks, COVID-19


‘The corrupt must go to jail’

As Gauteng braces itself for its Covid-19 peak, the provincial government says it is knuckling down to deal with ‘shameful’ corruption allegations The post ‘The corrupt must go to jail’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, National, Gauteng, Openaccess, ANC, Cess, Top Six, Special Investigating Unit, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, King Madzikane II Thandisizwe Diko, Tender Fraud