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gautengTimeslive reports that the Gauteng government has removed its workers from a total of nine buildings which it says do not meet with basic Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) compliance.  

This came almost a week after a massive blaze consumed parts of a government building in the Johannesburg CBD.  Heads of departments met their staff members on Monday to issue directions on the relocations.  Government spokesperson Thabo Masebe indicated:  "[They] have instructed officials to report to temporary service sites‚ including regional‚ district and satellite branches.  Affected departments include Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs‚ Health‚ Social Development‚ the Office of the Premier and others."  Three firemen were killed while trying to put out a blaze on the 23rd floor of the Bank of Lisbon building last week.  Forensic specialists have been combing through the building to find clues as to what caused the deadly blaze.

  • Read this report by Naledi Shange in full at Timeslive
  • See too, Government employees in Gauteng to report at alternative offices, at SABC News

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