Baragwanath Hospital Chaos

By: Nathan Geffen and Ben Stanwix/Ground Up

A doctor at South Africa’s largest hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH) in Soweto, has described chaotic planning and management that is putting patient care at risk.

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How America became an Oligarchy

According to a new study from Princeton University, American democracy no longer exists. Using data from over 1,800 policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page concluded that rich, well-connected individuals on the political scene now … Read the rest

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Formula One chief proposes F1 for women

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has proposed a controversial world championship for women drivers as part of grand prix weekends.

Ecclestone, who has two daughters but once infamously compared women to kitchen appliances, suggested they could race before the main … Read the rest

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Merc to launch bakkie

Mercedes-Benz plans to enter the mid-sized bakkie, or pick-up, market as South Africa is regarded as one of its key markets, along with Latin America, Australia and Europe.

Mercedes-Benz sees strong sales potential in this one-ton segment and the new … Read the rest