Daily Archives: November 25, 2016

eRAD Expands Install Base in South Africa at Netcare Pinehaven Hospital

Full eRAD platform for radiology department of nation’s biggest hospital group GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eRAD announced today that it has successfully deployed its Radiology Information System (RIS) and PACS for Motshudi, Bergman and Ross Radiologists—an imaging practice that will serve as the in-house radiology department for Netcare Pinehaven Hospital in […]

Mineral Resources on statements by Chamber of Mines on Mining Charter

The department has noted statements attributed to the Chamber of Mines regarding the draft reviewed Mining Charter.

The department has engaged comprehensively with the Chamber of Mines on the draft Charter since it was gazetted in April 2016.

The Chamber unfortunately cancelled a confirmed further engagement with the Minister at the eleventh hour. The meeting was scheduled for last Saturday, 19th November 2016.

Legislative development in South Africa is clearly prescribed in the Constitution and other prescripts. The department has not deviated from these requirements.

Furthermore, Government has a responsibility to consult with all its stakeholders and consider their input � it would therefore not be appropriate for the Government to have an exclusionary negotiation with the Chamber on legislation development.

In October 2016, the department shared the progress made on the Charter with the Chamber, having had a number of engagements with the Chamber on the same subject. This constitutes more engagements with an interested and affected stakeholder, when compared to others.

None of the stakeholders consulted have yet been given a copy of the Charter, as the department is in the process of considering and finalising inputs received.

It is interesting to note comments attributed to the CEO of the Chamber saying the previous Charter was co-developed, and yet the Chamber has taken the department to court on the ownership element of the Charter.

Should the Chamber of Mines seek to 'fight any aspect of the revised Mining Charter that they deem unacceptable', it would be their prerogative to do so. However, in light of the fact that the reviewed Charter is a document that seeks to encapsulate all of South Africa's interests and not just the Chamber's, it would be an unfortunate gesture.

The Minister has always maintained an open door policy of engagement with stakeholders, and looks forward to meeting with the Chamber on this and other matters raised by the Chamber, at its earliest convenience.

Source: Government of South Africa

Minister Bathabile Dlamini: Tabling of Comprehensive Social Security Document at NEDLAC

Remarks by the Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, during the tabling of the Comprehensive Social Security Document at NEDLACProgramme Director;Minister of Labour, Ms Mildred Oliphant;Deputy Minister of Labour, Chief Phathekile Holomi...

MEC Fikile Xasa conveys condolence to Mtirara family

MEC Xasa's words of comfort to the Mtirara familyCOGTA MEC Fikile Xasa has received with shock the news of the passing away of Nkosi Daludumo Mtirara of AbaThembu nation in the OR Tambo District Municipal area. Nkosi Mtirara died last night.MEC Xasa de...

MEC Albert Fritz visits Old Age Home in Mitchells Plain

MEC Fritz to continue older persons and Old Age Home oversight visits this weekendThis Sunday, as part of his ongoing anti-older abuse oversight visits in the run up to the festive season, Western Cape MEC for Social Development, Albert Fritz, will con...