Tuesday, 27 May 2014

HELP! Missing In Sydney

"Hi Everyone, could all my friends in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and America please share this photo. This is my brother Jonathan and we haven't heard from him for 5 months now. The last time anyone heard from him he was in Sydney. Also anyone that knows someone that is Traveling or lives in these places could they please share too. It would be very much appreciated, thank you :-)"

Kate Ansell


Sandy Bigara

Saturday, 24 May 2014

The Barefoot Music Festival And My Latest Track

I'll be performing tomorrow at the SPCA PMB Barefoot Music Festival - try to pull in if you can! There will be some amazing performers and I will be on at 11am xx The aim is to raise fund for our furry friends and make some epic music as well! 

To hear my latest offering on Soundcloud, a golden-oldie romantic 'jazzy' number - click HERE :) 

To see the poster and information for the SPCA PMB Barefoot Music Festival, click HERE

09.00 - 09.30      Di Veness

09.40 - 10.10      Summer du Preez

10.20 - 10.50      Gareth Mare

11.00 - 11.30      Sandy Bigara

11.40 - 12.10      Quinton Tarr

12.20 - 12.50      Byron Love

01.00 - 01.30      Marcelles Raman

01.40 - 02.10      New artist

02.20 - 02.50      Super Llama

03.00 - 03.30      Undivided Roots (or Steve Fataar)

03:30 - onwards  Steve Fataar, FireTree...

Have a safe Saturday night and  a wonderful Sunday everyone! 

South African Doctors To Be Told Where To Work

"President Jacob Zuma has quietly signed into law sections of the National Health Act that can prevent doctors and other health professionals opening private practices where they choose to."

"There are about 70000 dieticians, specialists, GPs, physiotherapists and occupational therapists who would all need certificates to open a new practice in private. The department is not geared for this kind of [action]." As of April 2016, any Health Professional without a 'certificate of need' will face up to 5 years in prison."

So, being the end of May, there are roughly 22 months to go.
70,000 people will need certificates in that time.
That equals 3182 approvals per month.
With 20 working days per month that would be 159.1 certificate approvals per day.

Does anyone think that the Health department can do this? Can they actually do this in time? Or will there be a mass exodus of Health Professionals leaving South Africa?

I foresee chaos. I do believe that young Doctors will leave this country, I also believe that it will deter young learners from following a career in medicine. It affects family practices. There will be bribery and corruption as Doctors with financial backing... will be 'certified' to work from more affluent areas... 

I hope from the bottom of my heart that Government see's the error here and rectifies it by amending this law. I think their sentiment is alright, but this is most definitely not the way forward.