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The strike is over!

An article from the Daily Sun: http://www.dailysun.co.za/News/National/mortuary-pathology-strike-is-over-20170706 “GAUTENG Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa has announced that the protected work-to-rule strike by forensic pathology officers is over. Ramokgopa told media at a briefing this afternoon that all the officers had returned to their work stations on Wednesday morning. Ramokgopa said their teams were now hard at work […]

DA disgusted by backlog of bodies in Gauteng mortuaries

On Thursday, the DA in Gauteng called on premier David Makhura to intervene in a crisis that has seen bodies pile up in mortuaries. DA Gauteng spokesman Jack Bloom said the strike was in its third week‚ despite commitments to resolve it. He blamed Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa for mishandling the strike from the […]

Strike Continues

“The Strike is still continuing and the assistance from the military is only 10 people, so the backlog is more than 200. Its not looking too good, but I hope they settle it soon.” – Jack Bloom

DA WELCOMES SANDF INTERVENTION TO CLEAR GAUTENG MORTUARY BACKLOG

DA WELCOMES SANDF INTERVENTION TO CLEAR GAUTENG MORTUARY BACKLOG I welcome the intervention today of the SA National Defence Force health services to help reduce the backlog at Gauteng mortuaries due to a strike by provincial forensic pathology officers. There are about 200 post-mortems that have to be done, some of them on bodies that […]

NFDA Constitution – Proposed amendments 2017

Prepared by Alan Lindhorst on behalf of the National Executive of the NFDA, January 2017, to be tabled at the AGM of the NFDA on Tuesday 7th February 2017 at Hemingways Casino, East London A. PROPOSAL TO CHANGE THE TERM OF OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT & VICE-PRESIDENT The current clause on the term of office […]

Numsa Investment Co. to create umbrella retirement fund

Numsa Investment Company, the investment arm of South Africa’s largest trade union, has applied for a section 13B licence to set up an umbrella fund such that employees at small factories will be able to invest in its retirement fund. Khandani Msibi, CEO and executive chairman of Numsa Investment Company, said factories with ten to 150 […]

NFDA Responds to the Funeral Service Ombudsman

It was with great concern that we took note of recent newspaper articles and radio interviews which portray the entire funeral industry in South Africa as being in a state of complete chaos and disarray. Certain individuals are making public announcements regarding a new regulating authority and Ombudsman that will address alleged atrocities which are […]

NFDA Not Opposed to a Funeral Service Ombudsman

The NFDA is not opposed to the introduction of a funeral services ombudsman- in fact we welcome it. We do, however, have an issue with the way that the Funeral Services Code was gazetted without any consultation. Consultation takes place before the fact, not after. Johan Rosseau of FIRA has stated, on radio, that his […]