From where we stand, it appears that the challenges facing the ruling African National Congress have taken a turn for the worst during the recent weeks as compared to the positive spirit which grabbed the country after the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa both as president of the country and leader of the ANC earlier this year.
As South Africans from all walks of life continue to mourn the untimely passing of the legendary mother of the nation, Winifred Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela, many the world over joined in celebrating her life which she had shared so dearly with millions across the length and breadth of the African continent and indeed various parts of the world.
MAHIKENG MAIL – MAHIKENG : Authorities in the North West appear not to be aware of the seriousness of the now very critical health crisis sweeping across the region due to the non-provision of health services in province.
Reports of people dependent on especially chronic medication dying every other day due to lack of treatment and the supply of medication at clinics and other health institutions in mostly rural areas and because of the ongoing strike enforced by various labour unions led by the national education, health and allied workers union (NEHAWU) and others are seemingly increasing.
MAHIKENG MAIL – MAHIKENG: Calls for North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo to step down spread even wider this week when several organizations joined the already high number of opposers to Mahumapelo’s premiership in the North West province.
Following recent demands from opposition parties including the Economic Freedom Fighters, (EFF), the Democratic Alliance, Save North West, Revolutionary Council and the South African Communist Party (SACP) for Mahumapelo to give way for a new leader in the region, various organizations took to the streets this week to urge Mahumapelo to resign as premier of the province. They also called on HOD of the health department, Dr Thabo Lekalakala to resign for his part in the controversial pre-payment of R30m and R180m to the MEDIOSA mobile clinic company.
The tourism industry has become one of the world’s most important drivers of the economy and the sooner we realize this in South Africa and more importantly, in the North West, the better chances this country and region will have to sway the attention of international visitors towards the right direction.