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gavel thumb100 BusinessLive reports that a high court judge has removed the provisional curator of medical scheme Samwumed, whom he found was incurring "exorbitant" but "unproductive" expenses that were not helping to solve the scheme’s problems.  

Judge AJ Engers found "good cause" to remove Duduza Khosana, who was earning R234,000 a month and incurred expenses of at least R100,000 since her appointment at the 80,000-member Samwumed in May.  He found it disturbing that Khosana was making "radical changes" at the scheme rather than serving her primary purpose, which was to fix the scheme’s dysfunctional board of trustees that resulted from faction fighting within the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu).  In August, Andre Maxwell, the scheme’s former deputy chair, argued in his urgent application to remove Khosana that her decisions to restructure the scheme’s benefits, cancel key contracts and suspend senior management were causing it irreparable harm.  In September, Dr Sipho Kabane, acting registrar of the Medical Schemes Council, who had asked the court to appoint Khosana in the first place, lodged his own application asking for her to be removed.  Engers appointed Joe Seoloane as the new provisional curator

  • Read this report by Laura du Preez in full at BusinessLive

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