E Cape's corruption-busting DG finally ousted

Chris Bateman


Dr Siva Pillay, the IT-savvy, corruption-busting Nelson Mandela Bay doctor and millionaire businessman, has been edged out as Superintendent-General of the controversy-riddled Eastern Cape Health Department, after a long-standing feud with his Health MEC, Sicelo Gqobana.
His (acting) replacement is Mahlubandile Qwase, a teacher, former MEC for Education, former chair of the provincial health portfolio committee and former deputy director-general in Premier Noxolo Kieviet’s office. Counting MEC Gqobana, this puts two teachers at the helm of the provincial health department.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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Eastern Cape, corruption, public health sector politics, Dr Siva Pillay.

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South African Medical Journal 2013;103(4):215-217. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.6862

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Date submitted: 2013-03-06
Date published: 2013-03-14

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