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.

gautengThe Citizen reports that the Gauteng Health Department has called for heightened policing in and around Coronationville in Johannesburg as persistent crime incidents continue to affect Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital.

A statement issued by the department on Thursday advised of two incidents that occurred at the hospital since December, viz.: “On 25 December… a nurse got hijacked at gunpoint outside just after leaving the hospital, and another happened a week ago on 27 January 2024, where two people sustained gunshot injuries after their vehicle was hijacked at the gate minutes after they entered the hospital premises.” The department added: “The persistent crime in the area affects patients who have to access healthcare services at the hospital. There has been a number of patients complaining on their arrival to the facility that they have been mugged on their way to the hospital, with their phones taken or handbags snatched.” Rahima Moosa has engaged with Sophiatown police, requesting increased patrols around the hospital as well as a mobile unit to be stationed outside of it. The department said the community policing forum was now patrolling the area and it was also exploring other ways to improve security in and around the hospital.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Nicholas Zaal at The Citizen

Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page