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Cape Town – Sponsors Momentum will remain with Cricket South Africa (CSA), but have issued the country’s cricket board with an ultimatum.
Momentum currently sponsor one-day cricket in South Africa, including the Proteas’ One-Day Internationals and the domestic One-Day Cup.
They also sponsor the Momentum National Club Championship and the official Momentum schools weeks for the U13, U15 and U17 age groups.
CSA has been the spotlight over the last few weeks with their ongoing boardroom woes, which has seen suspension of former CEO Thabang Moroe.
Last week Standard Bank, who are title sponsors of the men’s national Test and ODI side confirmed that will not renew their deal when their contract expires in April next year.
Momentum released a press release on Thursday stating that they were concerned by the “negative impact of CSA’s actions”.
Head of sponsorships at Momentum, Carel Bosman, confirmed that they had talks with various CSA heads including new acting CEO Jacques Faul.
“We’ve had various conversations with cricket leadership, including the acting CEO, Jacques Faul, as well as Kugandrie Govender (Head: Commercial, CSA). We have outlined very specific governance and reputational requirements that CSA has to deliver on in order to restore confidence in the administrating body of South African cricket,” said Bosman.
“We will be holding the CSA board accountable to get its house in order. Failing such remedy, Momentum will have to reconsider its sponsorship agreement at the end of the current season.”
Last week, CSA president Chris Nenzani confirmed that the entire board will remain and will “hope to turn CSA around”.
Deputy CEO of Momentum Metropolitan, Jeanette Marais, included their requirements that CSA need to address “without delay and complete them by the end of this current season” (April 30, 2020):
– Resignation of the current Board of CSA (alternatively resignation of the current president and vice-president) in order to address the leadership crisis at CSA;
– An independent forensic audit of the financial affairs of CSA, including management of expense accounts;
– A four-year going concern assessment to be conducted by independent auditors;
– Appointment of a lead independent director to the CSA Board with relevant experience;
– Appointment of an independent director to the CSA Board with on-field cricket experience; and
– Active engagement with SACA with a view to positively resolving outstanding issues of dispute (given that they are a critical stakeholder in the game)
Momentum ended their press release by hoping “CSA will act decisively and with transparency so that cricket in South Africa can move forward”.
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Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata has been appointed as Western Cape police commissioner.
Matakata was acting Hawks head before Godfrey Lebeya was appointed head of the Hawks in May 2018.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde welcomed the appointment of a new permanent police commissioner for the Western Cape.
“The appointment will bring steadfast leadership and stability to policing in the Western Cape. We look forward to working with Lieutenant General Matakata on improving safety in our province, and on our provincial safety plan, and trust that national government will give her the support required to effectively lead the police in our province,” Winde said in a statement on Thursday.
The appointment process was mired in controversy as the DA and ANC accused each other of political interference in the process.
This, after Major General Jeremy Vearey didn’t make the shortlist, apparently because his qualifications weren’t attached, which he denied, and the post was re-advertised.
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A manufacturing concern is seeking a Tool Fabricator to support production and new product development by ensuring the timeous manufacture of templates, jigs and fixtures for the manufacturing process to support the companyâs strategic plan.
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Salary : Market related
Type : Permanent position
Reporting to : Tooling and Technical Training Manager
Working hours : Monday to Thursday (07:00 – 16:30) and Friday (07:00 – 14:00)
Job requirements :
- Grade 12
- Relevant Trade
- 5 years experience as a Tradesman
- Manufacturing experience
- Geometric knowledge
- Understanding of 3D drawings
- Sheet metal work abilities
- Provide tooling according to acceptable standards to the production in line with job requests to support production requirements.
- Ensuring accurate shaping of raw materials (metals) by interpreting drawing, negatives or sample finished products to determine the dimensions and which materials are required.
- Support NPD by providing new moulds checked against fixtures with calibration results attached and filed per part number.
- Assembling of components of the tool by cutting materials and assembling by drilling bolting or welding as per dimensions of the drawing.
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It is more than 20 years since the South African constitution first guaranteed children’s “right to basic health care services”. This is part of a broader commitment to ensure children’s rights to optimal survival, health and development. The question is how close South Africa is to realising these rights in practice.
Unlike adults’ right to health, children’s right to basic health care services is not subject to progressive realisation. Children should therefore be prioritised within the health care system. Yet the state has still not defined an essential package of health care services for children. This makes it difficult to determine what they are entitled to and what the state should be held accountable for.
Without a defined package, there’s a danger that the drive for efficiencies and cost saving may result in a limited basket of care that doesn’t address the complex needs of children. This is particularly true for those with chronic (long term) health conditions.
This essential package of care needs to be supported by a set of norms and standards. These need to specify the infrastructure, equipment, medicines and staff needed to meet the unique needs of children and adolescents. A clear package will also make explicit how health care establishments need to be equipped. These would include neonatal and paediatric wards as well as emergency medical services and primary health care services, where children currently have to compete for attention with sick and injured adults.
In other facets of the health system, too, budgets, building of infrastructure and medicine supplies need to consider children’s unique needs.
A child rights approach to health requires health professionals to treat children and their caregivers with respect and communicate effectively. Health care providers also need to build children’s and adolescents’ capacity to take responsibility for their own health and include them in decision making.
These fundamental shifts in the balance of power between adult and child, doctor and patient have been found to relieve pain and suffering. They also improve diagnosis, compliance with treatment, patient satisfaction and health outcomes.
Training health workers
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Child has called for children’s rights to be integrated in the curriculum and performance criteria of all professionals working with children. These include health and allied professionals, teachers and social workers. The aim is to ensure that they are better attuned to children’s needs and rights.
For example, the LinCARE programme, where a team of health workers provides mother and child health care in Limpopo province, aims to reduce neonatal mortality. It does this by improving the quality of care during pregnancy and labour. The programme is aimed at ensuring that all women have a positive pregnancy and birth experience. It includes antenatal classes and ensures that women have practical and emotional support from a birth companion and kind, respectful and technically competent clinical staff.
As part of current preparation for a national health insurance system, which is aimed at extending universal health care to all South Africans, bolstering the primary health care system offers three opportunities to strengthen the child health workforce and improve the quality of care:
Community health workers play a central role in bringing health care services close to home, particularly for children living in poor or remote households. It’s therefore encouraging to see the national department of health’s commitment to employing them and paying them the minimum wage. This should improve supervision and support and ensure greater continuity of care between community-based services and health care facilities.
School health teams are another essential ingredient of the child system, helping to screen older children and address barriers to learning. Yet coverage reaches only one third of pupils in their first year of schooling and 20% of grade 8 learners. Its effectiveness is compromised by the shortage of health and other social service professionals, such as social workers, oral hygienists and dentists, psychologists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists.
Finally, district clinical specialist teams provide essential leadership for child and adolescent health at district level. For example, neonatal mortality has dropped by 30% in districts where there are paediatricians and paediatric nurses, yet less than half of specialist teams have a full paediatric team.
What needs to be done
The progress for child health has been uneven in South Africa with significant variation between provinces and districts. For example, immunisation varied from 90% in Mpumalanga to 69% in the Eastern Cape – signalling persistent inequities in access and coverage of care.
Given these challenges, greater investment is needed to strengthen systems and build a workforce for child and adolescent health. National health insurance provides an important opportunity to ensure universal health coverage and financial risk protection for the poor, as well as to improve the quality of care.
This requires leadership for child health at every level of the health care system – from individual encounters with children and their families, to ensuring that child health is adequately represented on key decision-making structures that will decide how resources are allocated.
Very importantly, it requires that the health sector works with and alongside other sectors. Interventions such as sufficient good quality food, good quality education, safe water and sanitation, good housing, safe roads and safe communities can significantly promote the health and well-being of children.
The South African Child Gauge 2019 report is published by the Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town. The theme of the 2019 issue – “Child and adolescent health: leave no one behind” – is a call to prioritise child and adolescent health and put children at the heart of the health care system.
Lori Lake, a co-editor of the Child Gauge report, also contributed to this article.
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In the battle between Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane by her axed COO, Basani Baloyi, the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria dismissed an urgent application Baloyi had lodged against her former boss.
Judge Mmonoa Teffo found that the court did not have the jurisdiction to hear the matter.
“I have considered the cases referred to by the applicant’s counsel which he submitted were heard by the high court and the issue of jurisdiction did not arise. The cases are in my view distinguishable,” the judge found.
The application was dismissed with costs.
But Baloyi’s lawyer Eric Mabuza is considering the next move and told News24 that they were “studying” the judgment.
“We have scheduled urgent meeting with our counsel to consider our options or next move,” he added.
Mkhwebane dismissed Baloyi in what the former COO believed was a part of a purge because she was “an obstacle to the Public Protector and CEO [Vusi Mahlangu] using their powers for their own personal advancement”, News24 previously reported.
Among the relief Baloyi sought was the review and the setting aside of the “unlawful” conduct of Mkhwebane and Mahlangu, as well as a declaratory order that Mkhwebane abused her for “ulterior purposes”.
She also sought a personal costs order against them.
Baloyi alleged that Mkhwebane had breached her constitutional duty pertaining to independence and objectivity, illustrated through her “extremely unusual” handling of certain cases.
“In a range of high-profile investigations, the Public Protector has failed to act impartially and independently. In preparing reports, and in the timing of releasing reports, she has abused her office.”
These include the investigation into Cyril Ramaphosa’s 2017 ANC presidency campaign funding as well as the so-called SARS rogue unit investigation.
Baloyi alleged Mkhwebane and Mahlangu had acted unconstitutionally in dealing with several high-profile investigations “to advance their own personal agendas”.
She said this related to the content of the reports and the timing of their release.
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