Dirk Lotriet
2 minute read
26 Mar 2021
6:00 am

State of SA’s healthcare system demands attention

Dirk Lotriet

We have excellent private healthcare … for a few privileged South Africans. Our doctors are world-class, but they are leaving in droves.

ANC deputy president David Mabuza. Picture: Gallo Images/Netwerk 24/Deaan Vivier

‘Do you misbehave like this at school too?” the lovely Snapdragon asked the four-year-old Egg at dinner table. “I wonder what your teacher will say if she sees your manners!” This triggered the toddler to come out with her secret. “Teacher Judy was angry with me. It wasn’t my fault. It’s unfair! That boy kicked me first!” We all tend to see fairness differently. Egg believes it’s unfair to treat her like she treats others. A policy which she has inherited from her dear mother, I might add. “You must have a wonderful view from up there on your high...