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sahrc thumb medium90 90EWN reports that the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says that as part of its inquiry into operations at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital it is investigating whether the recent protests could have been prevented.  

In May, hundreds of workers shut down the hospital over unpaid bonuses.  It has emerged that one person died, allegedly after the person could not be attended to in time due to the disruptions.  The commission started the inquiry last week and should release the findings in the next 180 days.  During last week’s hearings, hospital management, the health department and union bosses were interviewed.  The SAHRC’s Buang Jones said:  “All parties condemned the action, the double actions of protesters and we’re keen to also in the future engage with stakeholders, so something like this never happens again.”

  • A short report by Kgomotso Modise is at EWN

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