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gautengNews24 reports that the Gauteng Department of Health has terminated the contract of a private security company "with immediate effect" after its employees staged a protest at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital on Monday.  

The department said the termination of the contract was dictated by the unprotected strike over an alleged salary dispute and the security guards' "unbecoming behaviour".  The group of guards used stones and rubble to block the entrance to the hospital in Pretoria and vandalised signage and vegetation.  The blockade lasted around an hour before it was cleared by police.  The guards claimed that they had not been paid by their employer.  Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa said in a statement she was pleased that the hospital's management had acted swiftly to manage the situation.  "The new security company has been brought on board and they have [taken up] their responsibilities," she indicated.

  • Read this report by Mxolisi Mngadi in full at News24
  • Read Gwen Ramokgopa’s press statement at SA Govt online
  • See too, Security company at Steve Biko Hospital shown the door after protest, at The Citizen

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