White doctors wanting to specialise face roadblock in KwaZulu-Natal

schumi

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The KwaZulu-Natal health department expanded its registrar programme in 2019 from 314 to 414, but aimed to fill the 100 new posts with only black candidates.
Some called this discriminatory, unconstitutional and racist, but the provincial health department said it was “unapologetic about addressing these imbalances of the past”.
“South Africa, including KwaZulu-Natal, remains an unequal society with limited opportunities for self-development for those who were historically oppressed,” departmental spokesperson Ncumisa Mafunda said.
According to leaked departmental communication, the department wanted to train 366 black, 32 Indian, 12 white and four coloured registrars to meet employment equity targets. The registrar programme trains doctors to become specialists over four years.
“This means 238 posts must be filled with Africans to take the current 128 filled posts to the target of 366. This implies that the 100 new posts must go to Africans in terms of the targets, else if there are no suitable Africans, the posts must be re-advertised.”
Registar steering committee chairperson Bongani Shezi signed off the targets on September 17 2018 and alternate registrar steering committee chairperson Dr Thandeka Khanyile on September 3 2018.
The leaked communication said the provincial health department may deviate from targets, with the necessary approval, if it could not find a candidate, but “this is not recommended from the department”.

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https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/so...o-specialise-face-roadblock-in-kwazulu-natal/
 

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Nearly 25 years on... wonder until which year they will still be playing that card. Probably until the year 2175..
 

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This is beyond alarming. Setting aside the racial discrimination, we are looking at completely socialised healthcare, and then we are limiting the number of healthcare professionals in the country? This is also pretty grim for black healthcare professionals.

And, I am also pretty sure this happening in many other spheres of government too.
 

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This implies that the 100 new posts must go to Africans in terms of the targets, else if there are no suitable Africans, the posts must be re-advertised
So rather than fill the posts with doctors who can make a difference to the community (irrespective of pigmentation), let's leave the posts open and screw the people who need it the most...
 

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So rather than fill the posts with doctors who can make a difference to the community (irrespective of pigmentation), let's leave the posts open and screw the people who need it the most...
Our police force is similar for the higher posts.
 

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There was a news story a year or two ago where they could not fill those positions as the black medical professionals were simply not interested. The positions obviously remained vacant even though other candidates were interested.
 

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Apartheid in 2019, they learned well from the dutchman ne :laugh: Hopefully the whiteys and indians and colored docs just pack up and leave
 

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There was a news story a year or two ago where they could not fill those positions as the black medical professionals were simply not interested. The positions obviously remained vacant even though other candidates were interested.
Jip, coz we all want to be treated/diagnosed/operated/flown or transported by someone appointed because of color of their skin, not because of their qualification and competence...
 
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