A nurse should be a caring and loving person with good listening and communication skills say student nurses at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Gauteng. It also takes hard work and dedication. Thandeka Teyise joined the first year students on their rounds at Chris Hani Baragwanath and found out what motivated them in their chosen […]
The Cape plc court case has captured world headlines, but workers at other, now defunct, asbestos mines in the Northern Province are struggling to gain compensation for the work that has crushed their health.
“There was no such thing as non-risk work on an asbestos mine”. These are the words of Professor Tony Davies, former director of the National Centre for Occupational Health who is now retired but works with volunteer groups in the Northern Province to help former asbestos mine employees gain compensation for the various asbestos-related diseases […]
Magalane Moela is 72-years old. She was born in the south-eastern region of the Northern Province and began working on an asbestos mine when she was in her early twenties, much older than many of the other widows in the area, some of whom started working for the mines from as young as six. She […]
The Compensation Commissioner’s Office has been strongly criticised for the time it takes to settle workers’ occupational health claims. Some say this is the fault of companies that obstruct the commission’s work, but regardless of where the blame lies, it is workers like Derick Wolfaardt who suffer the consequences. Jo Stein reports.