Corruption-breeding political patronage an albatross – former E-Cape health chief

Chris Bateman


As long as political parties decide who represents us, corruption-breeding patronage will persist – as is best illustrated by the Eastern Cape’s virtually collapsed healthcare delivery system. For provinces which mainly incorporated rural apartheid 'homelands' into their administrations, another albatross around their necks is the historical lack of restitution via pure per capita-based budget allocations from central government. 

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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corruption; rural healthcare; National Health Insurance; Eastern Cape Health

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South African Medical Journal 2013;103(11):816-818. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.7561

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Date submitted: 2013-10-02
Date published: 2013-10-09

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