Today's Labour News

newsThis news aggregator site highlights South African labour news from a wide range of internet and print sources. Each posting has a synopsis of the source article, together with a link or reference to the original. Postings cover the range of labour related matters from industrial relations to generalist human resources.

MakhuraTimesLIVE reports that according to Gauteng premier David Makhura, Tshwane has been hardest-hit by the second wave of Covid-19 with province's highest daily infections.  

“It's at the centre, it's where the heat is at the moment,” Makhura said.  He also warned that the evidence showed that the second wave would be worse than the first:  “We are just where we were at the peak of the first wave and we are passing that peak, all models are telling us.”  Makhura visited Steve Biko Academic Hospital in the city with the health MEC, Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi, on Monday.  He reported that in the past seven days, admissions to public hospitals in Gauteng increased from 700 to more than 2,000.  He noted that, combined with private hospitals, the admissions exceeded 4,000.  “The next two weeks are going to be critical on the side of government. We are doing everything in our power, working with our health-care workers,” Makhura said.  He indicated that they would be using the Nasrec field hospital again, after it was downscaled after the first wave.  Mokgethi said they were managing the stock levels of PPE at hospitals and also managing the availability constantly.  “We had a meeting with all the CEOs of all the hospital to assess our PPE availability and there were no issues around that,” she indicated.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Shonisani Tshikalange at TimesLIVE

Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page