Janine Meiring rushes to hospital on Christmas day, feeling that something is not well with her unborn baby. She is referred to another facility because of known complications with previous pregnancies and births.
What is wrong with this scenario? Should a large facility like Pretoria West Hospital not be qualified for this type of emergency - gosh, Obstetrics!
At the second facility, Kalafong Hospital, she has to undergo a sonar. The medical person- I find it difficult to call him Doctor as this title is normally reserved for someone that values human life and has compassion for those in pain, ignores all the signs of a woman that is already progressed far into labor.
He virtually forces her to get up after the sonar test, he then prevents her from sitting or lying down on the floor, subsequently instructs her not to attempt to cup her hand(s) between her legs Why? (This action is an instinctive attempt to prevent the baby from falling) even I am aware of this…
At last - Zuma's reign nearing it's end. It took the populace twenty two years to realize that a country can not be ruled by a nincompoop. Political jargon and renaming of streets, towns and cities does very little in providing work, education, medical services and the like which are the things that actually matter.
A city called by any other name will soon smell of excrement if the sewers are left to their own device, if garbage collection is done at the whim of the Municipal workers Unions and if streets are used as urinals as per the squatter syndrome. If the urge strikes, squat and void the old bladder and bowels.
I the old days, when people still had some values, they would at least look for a bush to hide behind, not anymore. I saw a woman taking a crap on the sidewalk, in front of everybody and just walking off as if nothing has happened. A taxi pulled over in front of me and five or six of the occupants, male and female just did their thing - no problem.
The country i…
Distracted Driving AASA sent out a newsletter regarding this topic yesterday
(12/05/2016). I believe that those who subscribe to this publication are
already concerned about the death rate on our roads and should not be the
We have a well-developed broadcasting system that could –
and should be utilised to graphically bring this message to the attention of as
many citizens as possible.
I have on many occasions experienced the result of the
distractions caused by texting, applying make-up and general inattention of
fellow drivers. People seem to forget that they are often travelling at 120 Km
per hour or 33 meters per second or more.
It simply means that if you look
down for 1 second, you will be 33 meters further along when you look up
To text one word or read one sentence will often take in excess of 5
That will place you 150 meters or the length of one and a half
football fields further down the road. Should someone in front of you apply
brakes it …