‘Changing sides’ – SAMA unionist now Limpopo’s Health MEC

Chris Bateman


She’s known countrywide as the strident public health activist voice of the South African Medical Associ­ation, slamming national and provincial health departments wherever there’s dismal patient care, drug stock­outs or non­payment of doctor salaries – you name the dysfunction. Now suddenly she’s the surprise MEC for Health in one of the country’s most bankrupt and historically corruption­ridden provinces – Limpopo.

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Chris Bateman, Health and Medical Publishing Group, South Africa

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Phophi Ramathuba; MEC for Health; Limpopo

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South African Medical Journal 2015;105(8):620-621. DOI:10.7196/SAMJnew.8082

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Date submitted: 2015-09-23
Date published: 2015-09-23

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