7 April 2022
The Gauteng public health system is in a crisis. Cancer patients often die while waiting months for urgent treatment. There are numerous allegations of staff mistreating patients, even tying a patient to a bench. Health workers themselves complain that the load is too much and that the province’s health leadership is missing in action.
Adel van Niekerk has shot six short videos exposing the awful state of things. Gauteng has never had a brilliant public health system, but it was once a passable service.
The six videos in the series are:
We will start publishing the videos, once every couple of days, on Tuesday, 12 April.