Community care-workers demand permanent employment

12th October 2017 Ramatamo Sehoai 0

After years of voluntary service to the Department of Health, community health care-workers in Gauteng want to be employed permanently by the Department. They felt betrayed when their employer reneged on the decision to absorb them fully when they terminated their services with non-governmental organisations that they volunteered for.

Care drain in the Balkans

6th October 2017 Equal Times 0

Nikica Martić and his family are looking forward to a new life in Germany. The 33-year-old doctor has been waiting for the “right moment” to […]

Ramaphosa officially opens Empilisweni HIV/AIDS and Orphans care centre

19th September 2017 Manqulo Nyakombi 0

Empilisweni Centre, mainly funded by National Lottery, helps the community of Ndevana and surrounding areas. It has 200 volunteers who do door-to-door visits to needy families. They clean houses for elderly people, assist orphans and help patients with chronic conditions and those who struggle to travel either due to lack of finance or sickness.

Careworkers demand better working conditions

18th August 2017 Dibuseng Phaloane 0

Care workers are classified by their employers as volunteers and not employees. As such, the proposed minimum wage does not cover them. They get paid less than R2,000 a month. If they fall pregnant, women are forced to quit their jobs or take unpaid leave.