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SPOTLIGHT IN DEPTH: Gauteng splurges billions on dubious security contracts at provincial health facilities


Oct 26, 2021

The Gauteng Department of Health annually spends millions on security at its health facilities based on contracts that expired in 2016 and have since been extended from month to month. Yet, theft, vandalism and reports of healthcare workers who work in fear at some health facilities continue. Despite this, the department insists that its spending on security is not wasteful and ‘the business case for security remains robust’.

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