Morning News Wrap Up – 20 May 2015
A Kaya Fm News expose has forced the Gauteng Health Department to investigate allegations of forced HIV testing at some of its local clinics
More people have come forward with their experiences at state institutions.
The latest case is at the Hillbrow clinic in Johannesburg.
This week we revealed that three clinics are said to be making HIV testing mandatory for patients.
Those are the Eldorado park clinic in extension 9, a local clinic in Alexandra’s fourth avenue and the Olifantsfontein clinic near Midrand.
As it stands it is currently illegal to force anyone to tests for HIV.
Tracey Cave from Hillbrow says her sister and a friend were also forced to take the tests.
About 900 employees at telecommunications giant MTN are expected to down tools starting today.
The workers affiliated to the communication workers union – are on strike over bonuses.
According to the Union the strike will shut down all services provided by the company.
The CCMA issued a strike certificate to the union on May 6.
The workers who vary from call centre agents to IT technicians want a 10 percent salary increase among other demands.
MTN SA’s chief human resources officer, Themba Nyathi spoke about the strike on Kaya Biz with Stevie B.
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The much anticipated strike action by 1.3 million public servants has been averted.
Government and the unions have agreed on a 7% salary increase this year.
Workers, including teachers, nurses and policemen, will also get better housing and medical aid allowances under a three-year deal.
Their medical aid cover will go up by 28.5% per worker while a housing allowance will increase from R900 to to R1 200 rand per month.
Frikkie de Bruin is the general secretary of the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council.
The South African Police service says the resignation of North West Police Commisioner Zukiswa Mbombo has nothing to do with the Marikana Commission of Inquiry report
Mbombo has resigned from her post effective from the end of the month.
Her retirement comes at a time when President Jacob Zuma is considering a report by the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.
The inquiry was set up to look into the events at Marikana which led to the deaths of 34 miners in 2012.
During her testimony at the commission Mbombo conceded that police intervention at the mine in 2012 was a failure.
Sabata Mogwabone speaks for the police in the North West.
Senior UN envoy Nicholas Kay has appealed to the international community, to assist the people of Somalia in dealing with terror group Al Shabaab.
Kay told the UN Security Council that Al-Shabaab is set to attempt to derail” the political process in that war torn country.
The militant group has created widespread insecurity in the country
Kay says Somalia is still facing a huge challenge.