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June 20, 2014

Murder-accused Shrien Dewani's mental health will be officially observed at Valkenberg Hospital in Cape Town, the Western Cape High Court ordered on Friday.

Director of Public Prosecutions Rodney de Kock brought the application for observation before Judge President John Hlophe, when a grey-haired Dewani made his third appearance.

He said observation was necessary since the mental health report prepared by Valkenberg psychiatrist Dr Sean Baumann differed in its opinion to that of Professor Tuviah Zabow, acting on behalf of Dewani.

May 23, 2014

All health professionals are expected to be told where to base their private practise by 2016 - after President Jacob Zuma signed into law - a new National Health Act

Doctors and health professionals who wish to open their own practice or clinic would have to apply and obtain a "certificate of need" over two years from the Department of Health - giving them the permission to start work in their chosen residential area.







April 25, 2014

The North West Health department has suspended its director for his alleged involvement in baby formula worth R7m being incinerated.

Cornelius Lebeloe along with two other senior officials have been placed on precautionary suspension following investigations.

More than 20 000 cases of baby milk meant for mothers with breasting problems - got destroyed as it expired before distribution.

Tebogo Lekgethwane speaks for the department