The fact that Victoria Private Hospital has reportedly acknowledged publicly an incident in which a patients was discharged from the hospital with a needle from a drip still stuck in his arm and that the same patient had disappeared from the ward and was found outside the hospital premises recently took a lot of guts and courage.
We have said it before and we will say it again. For as long as there are no consequences for officials in any local government entity found to be responsible for poor financial management , efforts by the provincial government to address poor audit outcomes might never be successful.
The stand-off between the Office of North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in the North West is totally unacceptable and the sooner the two parties bury their differences the better for both.
The Mahikeng Local Municipality must be grateful Mahikeng residents are very patient. In fact, the locals are too patient. Their patience has proven to be detrimental for their own good leading to them being at all times on the receiving end of all the wrongs and total unfairness done to them by both the provincial government and municipalities who are supposed to provide much needed service to them.
An important development which is supposed to carry far reaching consequences for those found guilty of corruption but favours the very culprits in government, the public service and or state-owned entities is playing itself out in the corridors of the national assembly.