Is Groote Schuur's heart about to fail?

Is Groote Schuur's heart about to fail?

With a shocking post-operative survival rate, South Africa's pioneering transplant unit is on the brink of collapse. During the first half of last year two of the three patients given heart transplants died.

The small number of heart transplants being done at Groote Schuur means that not only are students not getting the required learning opportunities, but their teachers are also getting out of practice.

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Submitted by : Anthony Krijger of Westville on 2009-01-27 10:16:53
Simple, Toni. The ANC is incompetent, its members are greedy and they waste our hard earned tax payments. This leads to corruption, which in turn leads to jobs for pals and when this is all uncovered, then there's the major denial!

You have to be a highly qualified man with many years of service to rise to the level of a qualified heart surgeon. But to be a politician you can be a total mampara and you don't even need a matric. You can also be a criminal... And you can be a criminal AND a politician at the same time... Hence the no accountability.

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In other words, who cares???
Submitted by : Toni Goncalves of Johannesburg on 2009-01-17 06:30:03
Why is every story involving the ANC led government overshadowed by overtones of incompetence, corruption, nepotism or denial?


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