David Makhura

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David Makhura said : “Soweto, which includes the different areas of Soweto combined, those are the areas we have a large number of confirmed cases in the province,” External link

eyewitness-news Saturday, August 8, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It may have been the first wave of the peak. We’re still working on the basis that we may still go through the toughest time of the storm,” External link

sanews Friday, August 7, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Those at greatest risk are people above the age of 50,” External link

sanews Friday, August 7, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This has severely eroded the standing of our provincial government,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 7, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This is the time in our country to send people to jail. I think we have talked for too long. This is the time to send people to jail and these cases must be tight to ensure there are successful prosecutions,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 7, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Let’s see concrete results coming out of acts of corruption that have taken place on PPE… these despicable acts of treachery, basically, that have taken place at a time we are facing the existential threat of a pandemic that has hit the world so hard,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 7, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The surge is easing. We don’t want to say yet we’re past the peak; it may have been the first wave of the peak. We are still working on the basis that we may still go through the toughest time of the storm. We are still working on the basis that the worst is still to come,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 7, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Soweto, which includes the different areas of Soweto combined, those are the areas we have a large number of confirmed cases in the province,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, August 7, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Based on the evidence so far, the SIU will be making referrals to other state institutions for action,” External link

businessday Friday, August 7, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are not going to wait until the entire investigation is done,” External link

citizen Friday, August 7, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The damning corruption allegations have severely eroded the standing of our provincial government,” External link

iol Friday, August 7, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “As a result of the circular, certain officials distributed purchase orders to various companies for them to procure PPEs. It does not mean that the amounts which are reported in the media were actually paid to the companies,” External link

iol Friday, July 31, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It became an opportunity for abuse. Their opportunistic behaviour has profoundly eroded the public confidence in the government I lead. It has undermined the tremendous work done by healthcare workers to fight the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

iol Friday, July 31, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It became an opportunity for abuse. Their opportunistic behaviour has profoundly eroded the public confidence in the government I lead. It has undermined the tremendous work done by healthcare workers to fight the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

the-star Friday, July 31, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I must say that I am disappointed, at this point. I am really, really disappointed to have an MEC, who has been leading from the front very well, facing allegations that I can’t ignore,” “We can’t sit here and say ‘no, what you are saying is true’. I may believe but there must be somebody who can say, ‘hey you might have not done something but did other things happen in your name?’” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, July 31, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “If an official is found to have been involved in corruption, whether they have reigned or not is not the issue, they must be found,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, July 31, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “My heart is sore that MEC Masuku, who was leading the fight on Covid-19, is facing these allegations, but we can’t close our eyes and I can’t ignore these allegations,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 31, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are not suggesting that these are not proper businesses and we are not suggesting that all of them were appointed inappropriately either, but they must all be looked at,” “But because the audit identified to us on a preliminary basis that something is not right, everyone who came to the party must be investigated” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 31, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The battle in our hands is to save lives because we are now preparing for the peak and these allegations are sidetracking us,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 31, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "These allegations we are facing now have profoundly eroded public confidence," "PPE is very, very important for our frontline workers, it is meant to protect them, to empower them to be able to do their work, it was not meant for the loot" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

David Makhura added : "This PPE story has the potential to sidetrack us from the battle of saving lives, and it is shameful" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

David Makhura added : “We want to make sure that this procurement, the corruption with PPE, that we send a strong message. People must go to jail. And I am saying this knowing that this is something people in this country have been talking and talking and talking about. The corrupt must go to jail” External link

mg Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It is a absolute shame that resources meant for saving lives are looted,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Given the fact that I only have mild symptoms, I will continue to ensure that the Provincial Executive Council and Provincial Coronavirus Command Council respond adequately to weather the storm of the pandemic,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 10, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "Given the fact that I only have mild symptoms, I will continue to ensure that the Provincial Executive Council and Provincial Coronavirus Command Council respond adequately to weather the storm of the pandemic," External link

iol Friday, July 10, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "Given the fact that I only have mild symptoms, I will continue to ensure that the Provincial Executive Council and Provincial Coronavirus Command Council respond adequately to weather the storm of the pandemic," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Friday, July 10, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Given the fact that I only have mild symptoms, I will continue to ensure that the Provincial Executive Council and Provincial Coronavirus Command Council respond adequately to weather the storm of the pandemic,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 10, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about On Thursday ) : "On Wednesday, 08 July 2020, I experienced some mild symptoms. On Thursday, 09 July 2020, I decided to self-quarantine and test for Covid-19 as a precautionary measure. Today, Friday, 10 July 2020, I received my test results, confirming that I have tested positive for Covid-19," External link

news24 Friday, July 10, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "Given the fact that I only have mild symptoms, I will continue to ensure that the Provincial Executive Council and Provincial Coronavirus Command Council respond adequately to weather the storm of the pandemic," External link

reuters-en Friday, July 10, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I decided to self-quarantine and test for Covid-19 as a precautionary measure. Today, Friday 10 July 2020, I received my test results confirming that I have tested positive for Covid-19,” External link

businessday Friday, July 10, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Given the fact that I only have mild symptoms, I will continue to ensure that the provincial executive council and provincial coronavirus command council respond adequately to weather the storm of the pandemic in order to save more lives,” External link

businessday Friday, July 10, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The primary focus of our response is to limit the number of infections and save more lives. We must double our efforts because Gauteng is once again the epicentre of Covid-19,” External link

businessday Friday, July 10, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "We're doing consultations about exploring some of the reintroduction of the harsher measures. Some of them may include issues pertaining to alcohol," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The month of July is going to be a very difficult month,” “We are doing everything we can to speed up the addition of beds. The system is feeling the stress” External link

iol Friday, July 3, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "The month of June has seen a sharp spike in the number of confirmed cases on a daily basis. Gauteng now has the largest number of active cases," External link

news24 Friday, July 3, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "The month of June has seen a sharp spike in the number of confirmed cases on a daily basis. Gauteng now has the largest number of active cases," External link

news24 Friday, July 3, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "The month of June has seen a sharp spike in the number of confirmed cases on a daily basis. Gauteng now has the largest number of active cases," External link

news24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "The month of June has seen a sharp spike in the number of confirmed cases on a daily basis. Gauteng now has the largest number of active cases," External link

news24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura explained : "Hospitalisation has also increased exponentially in the past 14 days. Although the mortality rate is still low but it is increasing. The Covid-19 storm has arrived," External link

news24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Department ) : “As we are here today to witness an important opportunity‚ where we are signing an memorandum of understanding between the health department‚ the German Agency for International Co-operation and BMW‚ that storm has arrived in Gauteng as we speak. It will take all of us to weather the storm‚ and the critical issue is that we have to go through it‚” “The storm can't be diverted and go somewhere else. Those who pray‚ you can't pray for it to pass us and go somewhere else” External link

businessday Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Department ) : “As we are here today to witness an important opportunity, where we are signing an MOU between the Department of Health, GIZ (German Agency for International Cooperation) and BMW, I must say that that storm has arrived in Gauteng as we speak. And when we say that storm is here, we are saying it will take all of us to weather the storm,” External link

citizen Monday, June 29, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will get to a point where the cases will get to 300 a day. Where are these cases coming from and what are the responses from the government in terms of interventions, food relief, making sure the area is hygienic?” External link

the-star Friday, June 19, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "Three hundred and fifty seven are in private hospitals and 136 are in public hospitals. Those who are on ventilators are 22," External link

iol Monday, June 15, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

David Makhura explained : "This includes public health workers and educators," "Like all other patients, affected staff and their family members are receiving care and treatment in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols," External link

irishsun Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

David Makhura explained : “This includes public health workers and educators,” “Like all other patients, affected staff and their family members are receiving care and treatment in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

David Makhura added : “We also immediately decontaminate the building, close it for a few days and reopen once it has been decontaminated,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

David Makhura explained : "This includes public health workers and educators," "Like all other patients, affected staff and their family members are receiving care and treatment in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols," External link

news24 Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura explained : "This includes public health workers and educators," External link

news24 Friday, June 12, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "Over the past seven days, the number of new cases has doubled. Hospital admissions are increasing, and twenty more people have succumbed to Covid-19," "We must face this reality head on and mobilise all resources and energy to save lives," External link

news24 Friday, June 12, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

David Makhura explained : “This includes public health workers and educators,” “Like all other patients, affected staff and their family members are receiving care and treatment in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols,” External link

citizen Friday, June 12, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Over the past seven days, the number of new cases has doubled. Hospital admissions are increasing, and twenty more people have succumbed to Covid-19,” “We must face this reality head on and mobilise all resources and energy to save lives,” External link

citizen Friday, June 12, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have 15.2 million people in this province that we look after. That is our burden and as we go into the next phase of the pandemic we are going to have a lot more people that we have got to worry about,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 12, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have 15.2 million people in this province that we look after. That is our burden and as we go into the next phase of the pandemic we are going to have a lot more people that we have got to worry about,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 12, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “You can see that Gauteng province’s confirmed cases, especially in regard to the active cases, the new cases – there’s a spike,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 12, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The pandemic is gaining momentum in Gauteng province and we’ve got to face this reality head-on,” “Where there’s no compliance [with regulations] we would like to send a very strong message out there to our communities, to workplaces, that this will completely undo any gains we had made during the lockdown” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 12, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “July is a critical month for us. All modelling that is done at a national level and at a provincial level indicates that July is a critical month for us,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 12, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "We enjoyed a flattening graph for a long time but over the last few weeks there has been a spike," External link

news24 Friday, June 12, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Like all other patients, affected staff and their family members are receiving care and treatment in line with the World Health Organisation protocols. All other staff members, who were in contact with those who tested positive, have been tested and will follow all protocols to prevent the spread of the virus,” External link

sanews Friday, June 12, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We call for significant behavioural change among the residents of our province: wear masks, wash your hands, sanitise and observe physical distance. We are deeply concerned about the surge in the number of trauma cases related to alcohol abuse,” External link

sanews Friday, June 12, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "We don't want to have an emotional conversation on the debate," External link

news24 Friday, June 12, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will make a decision when that time comes,” External link

citizen Friday, June 12, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will get to a point where the cases will get to 300 a day. Where are these cases coming from and what are the responses from the government in terms of interventions, food relief, making sure the area is hygienic?” External link

iol Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The public healthcare system in Gauteng, as you know, services the whole of the SADC region. In just one year, Masuku has been able to turn around the public healthcare system in the province,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 8, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Whatever task you give him he is able to share with me very early what needs to be done, and we make decisions as the executive council with very clear indications of what is required,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 8, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “There is an area that is from Rosebank to the CBD of Johannesburg, and to Mayfair – that would be an area of great concern. We have there 142 active cases,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, June 5, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “Where are these cases coming from and what is happening in those areas and what is an appropriate response from the provincial government?” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 5, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are in a new phase now,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 5, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “There is an area that is from Rosebank to the CBD of Johannesburg, and to Mayfair – that would be an area of great concern. We have there 142 active cases,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, June 5, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “For the first time, the number of active cases is more than recoveries. We’re getting more new cases than before,” “The number of deaths reported has increased by four new cases; we are at 37 as of today. May their families be consoled” External link

businessday Friday, June 5, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “In the last seven days, Gauteng had 2,400 cases of people who tested positive for Covid-19, but we have later seen this number going down to 929, representing 61% of recoveries from 72%,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 30, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “a district that has five or more active cases per 100 000 population or the high number of new positive cases over 14 days” External link

citizen Saturday, May 30, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The mining sector has contributed substantially to 21% of all the new cases in our province,” External link

citizen Friday, May 29, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We don’t just trace the contacts for its own sake, we also do so in order to quarantine those at least for 14 days until we have observed all of them and assured that if they are not positive they are also released,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Cumulatively 363 patients were admitted in hospital, 275 of whom were discharged and 27 succumbed to the infection. To date, 62 patients are admitted in hospital, four of whom are ventilated and 20 on oxygen. Our clinicians emphasise that early interventions are important (oxygenation, fluid supportive treatment, prone position and blood thinning) could be the reason behind fewer complications,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have been able to deliver 135 880 food parcels to households, being able to feed 684 400 people. We are proving temporary shelter to the homeless in 47 shelters across the province, working with municipalities,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Cumulatively 363 patients were admitted in hospital, 275 of whom were discharged and 27 succumbed to the infection. To date, 62 patients are admitted in hospital, four of whom are ventilated and 20 on oxygen. Our clinicians emphasise that early interventions are important (oxygenation, fluid supportive treatment, prone position and blood thinning) could be the reason behind fewer complications,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have been able to deliver 135 880 food parcels to households, being able to feed 684 400 people. We are proving temporary shelter to the homeless in 47 shelters across the province, working with municipalities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are working with BMW, Nissan, the German and Japanese embassies to put up a field hospital here…to prepare for the worst,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We should never be put into a position where we have to choose between the economy and saving lives because an economy is about people. Public health is about people. You can’t have production going on if your employees are sick, fearful and not protected. We urge business in Gauteng to take steps to protect employees. Let’s prioritise their health and safety,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We will continue with compliance assessments across Gauteng to ensure readiness for easing of lockdown regulations,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : “Yes, we want the economy to open, we would like to return to some kind of new normal but the decisions as to who goes to what level will be made by the NCC [NCCC],” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Where (an) employer doesn’t comply, it must be clear there shall be no mercy,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : “Yes, we want the economy to open, we would like to return to some kind of new normal but the decisions as to who goes to what level will be made by the NCC [NCCC],” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Where (an) employer doesn’t comply, it must be clear there shall be no mercy,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are working with BMW, Nissan, the German and Japanese embassies to put up a field hospital here…to prepare for the worst,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We should never be put into a position where we have to choose between the economy and saving lives because an economy is about people. Public health is about people. You can’t have production going on if your employees are sick, fearful and not protected. We urge business in Gauteng to take steps to protect employees. Let’s prioritise their health and safety,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We will continue with compliance assessments across Gauteng to ensure readiness for easing of lockdown regulations,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Gauteng will be going to level 3 at the beginning of June,” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Four million people have been screened in Gauteng,” “We continue to be a province that has tested the largest number of people but, of course, the Western Cape has tested more per capita, but we have the largest number of tests done in the republic” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We can’t stay at Level 4 for too long because too many people don’t have the means to support themselves,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “In the suburbs, we now have more recoveries and fewer active cases, with newer confirmed cases in our townships,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

David Makhura stated : “While confident, we must not think it’s done and dusted. I want to say to this House, as the provincial government, we are working with municipalities and various agencies. We are ready for the worst of times and will continue building capacity,” “We still have to climb the mountain of the peak. The peak is ahead of us, it may come in July or August or September. Various models suggest that it is coming” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "Too many in our province are food insecure," External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Gauteng will be going to level 3 at the beginning of June,” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Gauteng will be going to level 3 at the beginning of June,” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We cannot have one municipality or metro in Level 4 and other in Level 3 or 2. The districts are highly integrated. We are going to Level 3 together,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “In Gauteng you can’t have level 3 in Ekurhuleni and level 1 in Johannesburg and level 2 in Tshwane. We are an integrated city region. People move; they work and live in these spaces simultaneously,” External link

businessday Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “If you don’t manage Gauteng that way, and think that the people in Ekurhuleni are separated from the people in Johannesburg, you are likely to create us again as an epicentre, and that’s what we want to avoid,” External link

businessday Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “If we can’t have compliance at Level 4, and we go to Level 3, we are going to be overwhelmed,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura explained ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “As the economic hub of the country, we would like the economy to open – we know the full impact it has on the livelihoods of millions of people, many of whom came to Gauteng for economic reasons to earn an income and feed families,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “If we can comply at level 4 we will be able to move to level 3 much, much quicker,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We chose to come to Soshanguve guided by the level of infections. We want to communicate to the people of Soshanguve that COVID-19 is here, is not something for some people, is not something for some places, it is here,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We came here and found that they have put in place something that we think should be a model for all the malls in Gauteng. As you enter the mall, the security ensures that everyone who enters the mall have their facemasks on and even in the shops, people can’t get into the shops without the mask, while also ensuring that people entering the mall have their hands sanitized,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are also satisfied with the prices as there were complaints with price escalations. We have also checked the food. There is no rotten or expired food that is being sold here,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We chose to come to Soshanguve guided by the level of infections. We want to communicate to the people of Soshanguve that COVID-19 is here, is not something for some people, is not something for some places, it is here,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We came here and found that they have put in place something that we think should be a model for all the malls in Gauteng. As you enter the mall, the security ensures that everyone who enters the mall have their facemasks on and even in the shops, people can’t get into the shops without the mask, while also ensuring that people entering the mall have their hands sanitized,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are also satisfied with the prices as there were complaints with price escalations. We have also checked the food. There is no rotten or expired food that is being sold here,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “In Gauteng, we want to go to Level 3 and finally get to Level 1. It is not a function of the police and army to enforce regulations, it is up to people to obey the regulations,” External link

citizen Friday, May 8, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The curve has been flattening. Level 4 is a real test. Level 5 is basically difficult to people who need to earn a living and we will be forced to feed too many people,” External link

citizen Friday, May 8, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “If there are any people entertaining stories that it does not affect people in the townships, we are now seeing those community-transmitted cases,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “There are still going to be more infections and there are still going to be more fatalities, but we can reduce that […] we would like to work with you at home. Help us,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura added : “We will be using our dashboard [to see] where the heat is, but we are focusing on getting to a point where we do 3,000 tests a day in targeted areas, hotspots and sectors of the economy where there is high risk,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Covid-19 hotspots are not standing; what may have been a hotspot three weeks ago may no longer be a hotspot, due to recoveries, and there may be a new area,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our clinicians emphasise that early interventions are important (oxygenation, fluid supportive treatment, prone position and blood thinning),” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What we have now will help us deal with the hospitalisation at the moment. The road ahead is something we do not know, so we are preparing for the next phase of the progression of the pandemic,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “People in our townships need to understand that Covid knows no boundaries,” External link

businessday Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "The infection rate was increasing, especially when international travel was open. When OR Tambo was open, it was huge. In the last five weeks, we have been able to contain the numbers," External link

iol Friday, May 1, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are not just dealing or chasing the enemy, we are only on another front ensuring that we attend to people in preparation for the flu season. We are all worried about what the flu season will mean,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have 5,339 beds in quarantine facilities. We are working with the national government because some of our facilities are under provincial and national government. Individuals can self-quarantine in hotels because there are hotels that are opened for quarantine facilities only,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It means that the best-case scenario is not so good itself. So, job losses are inevitable,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “So this issue of access to the markets is very, very important,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This will be a key factor in helping small business in our province to return to some normality in level four,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are all worried about the next three months as we go into the flu season, what it will mean,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “When we talk about our facilities, we are talking about both public and private,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have sufficient stock of personal protective equipment at the moment, for our front-line workers such as public healthcare workers, security and law-enforcement agencies,” “So far in this stage, we have done our best, but we don’t want to be complacent. Every day we are building additional capacity in Gauteng because it has been the epicentre [of the coronavirus outbreak in SA]. We are far from the peak, actually” External link

businessday Friday, April 24, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “So far, 10,126 suspects have been arrested and 9,624 cases opened — 7,481 are awaiting to appear in court,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 17, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are confident that our law enforcement agencies will bring the perpetrators of these crimes to book,” External link

citizen Friday, April 17, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We express our full appreciation to the law enforcement agencies for their continuous efforts to enforce the lockdown regulations and to bring to book those who are not complying,” External link

citizen Friday, April 17, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We want to assure all those contributing that this is not arbitrary, and beneficiaries are not identified arbitrarily,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “This is based on need. Currently, there are new families where people had income before the lockdown. The number of people we must assist has doubled,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are doing it in such a way that we can use that capacity beyond Covid-19. Where we may decide to add a new structure or capacity in a hospital, we will do that where there is space,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have identified a number of facilities, such as hotels and conference facilities,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about West Rand ) : “Johannesburg is the epicentre of COVID-19 in the province and the country with 440 cases, followed by Ekurhuleni 111 cases, Tshwane with 90 cases, West Rand with 12 cases and Sedibeng with six cases. We have an additional 123 cases that are unallocated as of 8 April 2020,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “If Gauteng is the epicentre of Covid-19 in the republic, Johannesburg is the epicentre of Covid-19 in Gauteng with 440 cases,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We shouldn’t think that we are over it yet. We should prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Everything we are doing, we don’t want complacency. We don’t want to start celebrating; we must continue to work,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It will be a profound mistake to think these numbers where we are now represent where we might be,” External link

businessday Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We know once you open the borders, once you open the airports, you are creating big pressure for us to be able to deal with this situation, but there will also be other assessments that will be made,” External link

businessday Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about West Rand ) : “Johannesburg is the epicentre of COVID-19 in the province and the country with 440 cases, followed by Ekurhuleni 111 cases, Tshwane with 90 cases, West Rand with 12 cases and Sedibeng with six cases. We have an additional 123 cases that are unallocated as of 8 April 2020,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have upscaled community screening and testing. Since 31 March, we have screened 26,841 people of which 440 displayed symptoms and were referred for testing and tested,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Over the years, we have done tremendous work to promote clean governance and ethical leadership in Gauteng. The introduction of the Open Tender System and the Ethics and Anti-corruption Panel is about eliminating corruption,” External link

iol Wednesday, April 8, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Over the years, we have done tremendous work to promote clean governance and ethical leadership in Gauteng. The introduction of the Open Tender System and the Ethics and Anti-corruption Panel is about eliminating corruption,” External link

the-star Tuesday, April 7, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “Over the years, we have done tremendous work to promote clean governance and ethical leadership in Gauteng. The introduction of the Open Tender System and the Ethics and Anti-corruption Panel is about eliminating corruption,” “The provincial government will continue acting decisively on the allegations of corruption” External link

iol Monday, April 6, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I wish to convey our heartfelt condolences and express our collective grief to the family and friends of the deceased,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have trained over 4,000 community health workers to be part of the tracing team on the ground [and] have used technology a lot to track those who may further put others at risk,” External link

citizen Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura added : “Once we find a contact in an area of high risk, we will act as quick as possible. We are doing that now,” External link

citizen Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have a huge population of the urban poor in Gauteng. Almost 20% of the population of the province are among the people we call the urban poor and food insecure,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, March 27, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We don’t want to focus on just the present trends around the virus. We must also worry about if this was to get to its worst-case who would be most affected?” External link

dailymaverick Friday, March 27, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We have noted with concern that several Gauteng residents have since the announcement of the nationwide lockdown been travelling out of the province. We urge all Gauteng residents to remain in the province during the lockdown period,” External link

the-star Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We have noted with concern that several Gauteng residents have since the announcement of the nationwide lockdown been travelling out of the province. We urge all Gauteng residents to remain in the province during the lockdown period,” External link

iol Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

David Makhura warned ( about Province ) : ”We are urging the people of Gauteng to remain in the province for the duration of the 21-day National Lockdown. By not remaining in the Province you run the risk of not only infecting others unaware, but also getting infected with covid-19,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about West Rand ) : “Following the declaration of the national disaster, on Monday, 16 March 2020, we convened a special meeting of the Executive Council – with mayors from Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, West Rand and Sedibeng municipalities in attendance - to discuss a comprehensive response by the province including how we will enforce all measures announced by the President,” External link

sanews Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Director General ) : “We also urge residents to utilise online platforms to transact with government, including for the payment of services. A task team on Labour led by MEC Mamabolo, Director General, Ms Phindile Baleni and labour representative has met and engaged Labour on the DPSA Circular with regards to public service,” External link

sanews Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The lockdown will be undermined by people who wants to be out of here before it takes effect. The nationwide lockdown means that wherever you go, you can't come back. We are worried about the people of Gauteng who goes somewhere else who might be infected and who might spread the infections,” External link

businessday Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our capital city, Tshwane is the second largest diplomatic capital after Washington DC,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 19, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We want citizens to be active citizens, everybody must do their part. South Africa has an activist spirit… we want retired healthcare workers to offer their remaining energy to the nation,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The municipality is currently incapable of carrying out its constitutional obligations. The municipality does not have a mayor and there is no municipal manager. The council has failed to meet and consider matters that affect the functioning of the municipality and service delivery,” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The municipality is currently incapable of carrying out its constitutional obligations. The municipality does not have a mayor and there is no municipal manager. The council has failed to meet and consider matters that affect the functioning of the municipality and service delivery,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The city is not just leaderless, it is rudderless. There is no direction, there is no service delivery in the city. The current uncertainty, instability, inaction and collapse of service delivery must be confronted fearlessly and stopped in its tracks,” External link

businessday Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The City of Tshwane has been deteriorating rapidly and is evidently on the decline. Residents are suffering, while political parties are fighting in council and in the courts,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The City of Tshwane has been deteriorating rapidly and is evidently on the decline. Residents are suffering while political parties are fighting in the council and the courts,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The current uncertainty, instability, inaction and collapse of service must be confronted fearlessly and stopped in its tracks. The people of Tshwane must come first,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura responded : “we are not looking for happiness, especially from the political parties, we are not looking for them to be happy about this” “What it means is that all councillors are now out of a job. They are unemployed and this includes ANC councillors,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The City of Tshwane has been deteriorating rapidly and is evidently on the decline. Residents are suffering, while political parties are fighting in council and in the courts,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 5, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The city is substantially failing to comply with the directives issued and the situation is getting worse every day,” External link

businessday Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The city is substantially failing to comply with the directives issued and the situation is getting worse every day,” External link

businessday Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our first and foremost economic goal is to grow the economy in order to massively increase the number of new jobs while sustaining existing jobs in Gauteng,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We in Gauteng will focus on the industrialisation and agro-processing of the cannabis industry. Especially for use for medicinal purposes,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have now made a strong and persuasive case to national government on the e-tolls. I know a decision has been made and an announcement will be made by the president about a lasting solution,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Every company in every sector that requires our support must create opportunities for the youth. We are using the lever of public procurement policy decisively to promote youth employment, women empowerment, and the growth of black businesses and township-based enterprises,” External link

sanews Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

David Makhura explained : “We will use the provincial government’s infrastructure programme to promote industrialisation by buying building and construction materials made by transformed South African manufacturers, especially those located in Gauteng. The materials for building new houses, schools, hospitals, clinics, roads and government buildings must come from South African firms,” External link

sanews Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Through the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency, we intend to increase exports to the continent by 15% by 2025. In 2030, intra-Africa Trade should contribute to the creation and maintenance of 150 000 jobs, up from the current 50 000 jobs. We also want to increase exports to major regions of the world by 10% by 2025,” External link

sanews Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Every company in every sector that requires our support must create opportunities for the youth. We are using the lever of public procurement policy decisively to promote youth employment, women empowerment, and the growth of black businesses and township-based enterprises,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura explained : “We will use the provincial government’s infrastructure programme to promote industrialisation by buying building and construction materials made by transformed South African manufacturers, especially those located in Gauteng. The materials for building new houses, schools, hospitals, clinics, roads and government buildings must come from South African firms,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Through the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency, we intend to increase exports to the continent by 15% by 2025. In 2030, intra-Africa Trade should contribute to the creation and maintenance of 150 000 jobs, up from the current 50 000 jobs. We also want to increase exports to major regions of the world by 10% by 2025,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will also take decisive steps to increase the availability and use of gas; fast-track our shovel-ready solar energy projects; recommission mothballed power stations; and promote hydrogen fuel cell technology in new developments across the Gauteng city region,” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Tshwane’s current pipeline of investment projects includes the expansion of the BMW and Nissan plants and the development of the new Auto City in Rosslyn – the Ford investment in Silverton,” External link

citizen Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

David Makhura ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "We welcome President Cyril Ramaphosa’s pronouncement during the SONA, which will allow municipalities, the private sector and individual citizens to bring in additional capacity to the grid from renewable energy, hydro power and battery storage." External link

citizen Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Here in Winterveld, the infrastructure of electricity is destroyed. Almost every evening the community phones to say electricity supply is disrupted by criminality. We want clear police action,” External link

citizen Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I am worried that it is going to disrupt the mega projects; the investment projects that we have locked in,” External link

businessday Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will not rest until we have resettled the people in appropriate places,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "Our cities must enforce by-laws. People mustn't be left there for two days, for two weeks, settling in an area where we know that once there are floods [they will be in trouble]. Climate change is a big problem. We want to enforce the by-laws," "We also want to ensure proper urban planning, which we are now doing in our province, everywhere. We want to settle people where we want to settle them. In other areas we want to build factories and we want to use other spaces for social amenities for our children to play" External link

iol Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “There is administrative and governance chaos in the city and all surveys point to the fact that service delivery has taken a deep knock and residents are suffering. There is a total mismanagement of the city, which has eroded public confidence,” External link

businessday Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

David Makhura insisté : "Afrique est doté de nombreuses ressources naturelles, mais sa plus grande ressource c'est sa population" External link

abangui Tuesday, November 12, 2019 8:21:00 AM EAT

David Makhura insisté : "Afrique est doté de nombreuses ressources naturelles, mais sa plus grande ressource c’est sa population" External link

aouaga Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are pushing ahead in the quest to re-industrialise and modernise the Gauteng economy so that we can make the greatest contribution to Africa’s industrialisation, economic integration and structural transformation, in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area,” External link

sanews Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are working hard to improve the ease of doing business, and streamline administrative procedures including the time required to set up operations in the country,” External link

sanews Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “MEC Nkabinde-Khawe demonstrated dedication and commitment to the people of Gauteng. She was passionate about the issues affecting the poor, children, women, the elderly and people living with disability as the most vulnerable section of the population,” External link

iol Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I want to emphasise that it really does not matter which party is in charge of which municipality. We have got to work together. We have got to pull in the same direction and support the same vision,” External link

citizen Friday, November 1, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “There is time for politics and we know where to play politics in the chambers, but there is also time for delivery. When it comes to delivery and development, there is no one sphere of government that can work alone and get the desired results,” External link

citizen Friday, November 1, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The Southern Africa-Europe CEO Dialogue is an important platform to mobilise the investor community towards a common understanding of the opportunities and common action to unlock investment to grow South Africa and the SADC region,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have a sound vision and strong leadership that is keen to bring all stakeholders and players together around building a globally competitive, inclusive, smart and sustainable city region that is at the heart of driving Africa’s industrialisation and economic integration,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The inaugural Africa Investment Forum witnessed an extraordinary level of engagement. The conversation moved from talking about investment to advancing deals towards financial closure. 2019 will validate and redefine the perception of investor confidence regarding the African Continent,” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The inaugural Africa Investment Forum witnessed an extraordinary level of engagement. The conversation moved from talking about investment to advancing deals towards financial closure. 2019 will validate and redefine the perception of investor confidence regarding the African Continent,” External link

ipsnews Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The inaugural Africa Investment Forum witnessed an extraordinary level of engagement. The conversation moved from talking about investment to advancing deals towards financial closure. 2019 will validate and redefine the perception of investor confidence regarding the African Continent,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The inaugural Africa Investment Forum witnessed an extraordinary level of engagement. The conversation moved from talking about investment to advancing deals towards financial closure. 2019 will validate and redefine the perception of investor confidence regarding the African Continent,” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I wish to thank Dr Kgosientso Ramokgopa, the outgoing MEC, for the sterling work he has done over the past four months,” External link

businessday Friday, October 11, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This is in keeping with the commitment to ensure that women are well represented in executive structures of government, which I fully support,” External link

sanews Friday, October 11, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “She will continue with the process of creating an integrated multi-tier Special Economic Zone (SEZ),” External link

sanews Friday, October 11, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We must reclaim our streets… Day and night it must be safe for all the women of our country. We are not going to allow criminals to scare our people into their homes” External link

citizen Saturday, September 28, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

nation-ke Saturday, September 7, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “In some instances they were able to break into shops and loot‚ but in many areas the police and metro police came and people were able to run away‚” External link

jamiiforums Friday, September 6, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "At least 423 people have been arrested for violence and looting across the province. Here, in Ekurhuleni district, a total of 89 arrests were made for public violence and two unlicensed firearms were also recovered," External link

iol Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "South Africa is an integral part of the African continent and continues to advocate for a peaceful, vibrant and sustainable Africa. As Africans, we all have a shared commitment to foster peace and greater continental unity," "We should never forget or take lightly that our fellow Africans have contributed to developing our economy and that of the region" External link

iol Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are very confident the situation will come under control. It’s a two pronged strategy, the police do their work but the political leadership has to be there,” External link

sanews Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are very confident the situation will come under control. It’s a two pronged strategy, the police do their work but the political leadership has to be there,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy,” “So far the police are doing well” External link

time Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

france24-en Wednesday, September 4, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy,” “So far the police are doing well” External link

pattayamail Wednesday, September 4, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

nation-ke Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy," "So far the police are doing well" External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

David Makhura told : “This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We want to make sure that throughout the province, it is calm. All MECs (members of the executive council) in Gauteng and members of the provincial legislature have been despatched to different areas,” External link

herald Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “They must arrest anyone violating our laws regardless of nationality, crime is crime, criminality is criminality regardless of nationality,” External link

herald Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy," "So far the police are doing well" External link

japantoday Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy," "So far the police are doing well" External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : “This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

afp-en Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy,” “So far the police are doing well” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

modernghana Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

David Makhura disse : "Não podemos permitir que as pessoas apliquem sua própria lei" External link

em Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

David Makhura estimé : "On ne peut pas permettre aux gens de faire la loi" External link

msn-fr Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura estimé : "On ne peut pas permettre aux gens de faire la loi" External link

LePoint Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura estimé : "On ne peut pas permettre aux gens de faire la loi" External link

challenges Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

David Makhura estimé : "On ne peut pas permettre aux gens de faire la loi" External link

la-croix Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

pulse Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

afp-en Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Bheki Mlangeni along with Mamelodi, Sebokeng and Jubilee form part of Premier Makhura’s priority hospitals. Real improvements should be achieved over the next 12 months,” “If primary healthcare facilities are not working, they will overburden the next level of care. We need a big turnaround in patient care and focused interventions around Batho Pele principles,” External link

the-star Friday, August 30, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Everywhere she went, impact followed her. Her name was synonymous with impact,” External link

the-star Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Where the ANC is in charge, we can’t tolerate corruption, we can’t tolerate mismanagement. We would like to see all the municipalities governed by the ANC working with a greater sense of urgency. Not just Thuma mina but also Khawuleza (hurry). But if we are not united, there is no way we will be able to live up to the expectations of delivery and development – we will divide South Africa,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, August 26, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The criminals who looted foreign owned-shops under a disguise of revenging the police must be arrested. The Police are in a business of fighting crime irrespective of the motive,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

David Makhura indiqué : "Nous envoyons un message très fort à tous ceux qui pensent pouvoir occuper nos bâtiments illégalement" External link

cameroun24 Friday, August 9, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

David Makhura indiqué : "Nous envoyons un message très fort à tous ceux qui pensent pouvoir occuper nos bâtiments illégalement" External link

bbc-french-africa Friday, August 9, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

David Makhura ameandika : "Tuansafisha kati kati ya jiji letu. Hatutapumzika mpaka tulirejeshe jiji mikononi mwetu. Tunatuma ujumbe mkali kwa wote ambao wanahisi wanaweza kuishi kwenye majengo yetu kinyume na sheria," External link

bbc-swahili Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:32:00 PM EAT



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Thabo Masebe said ( about David Makhura ) : "The MEC has been leading preparations in ensuring that the province meets its health infrastructure needs in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic," "The Gauteng Executive Council led by Premier David Makhura and the entire Gauteng provincial government wish MEC Motara a speedy recovery and look forward to her return in the coming weeks" External link

news24 Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Faith Mazibuko said ( about David Makhura ) : “This previous Sunday we hosted a consultation meeting with various stakeholders on the Gauteng Gender-based Violence Response Plan,” “The plan was announced by Premier David Makhura in his state of the province address on 25 February 2020, and gives effect to the president’s Emergency Response Action Plan on gender-based violence and femicide. The comprehensive plan with consolidated inputs from our stakeholders will be launched by Premier David Makhura on 27 April 2020” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Makashule Gana said ( about David Makhura ) : "It's high time that Premier Makhura and his cabinet should go back to the drawing board and rework their strategy to create a province with the right economic environment for the creation of job opportunities," External link

iol Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:47:00 AM EAT

Dakota Legoete said ( about David Makhura ) : “He (Makhura) is now consulting all affected people and an announcement will be made on Friday,” External link

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David Makhura said : “Soweto, which includes the different areas of Soweto combined, those are the areas we have a large number of confirmed cases in the province,” External link

eyewitness-news Saturday, August 8, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It may have been the first wave of the peak. We’re still working on the basis that we may still go through the toughest time of the storm,” External link

sanews Friday, August 7, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Those at greatest risk are people above the age of 50,” External link

sanews Friday, August 7, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This has severely eroded the standing of our provincial government,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 7, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This is the time in our country to send people to jail. I think we have talked for too long. This is the time to send people to jail and these cases must be tight to ensure there are successful prosecutions,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 7, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Let’s see concrete results coming out of acts of corruption that have taken place on PPE… these despicable acts of treachery, basically, that have taken place at a time we are facing the existential threat of a pandemic that has hit the world so hard,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 7, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The surge is easing. We don’t want to say yet we’re past the peak; it may have been the first wave of the peak. We are still working on the basis that we may still go through the toughest time of the storm. We are still working on the basis that the worst is still to come,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 7, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Soweto, which includes the different areas of Soweto combined, those are the areas we have a large number of confirmed cases in the province,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, August 7, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Based on the evidence so far, the SIU will be making referrals to other state institutions for action,” External link

businessday Friday, August 7, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are not going to wait until the entire investigation is done,” External link

citizen Friday, August 7, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The damning corruption allegations have severely eroded the standing of our provincial government,” External link

iol Friday, August 7, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “As a result of the circular, certain officials distributed purchase orders to various companies for them to procure PPEs. It does not mean that the amounts which are reported in the media were actually paid to the companies,” External link

iol Friday, July 31, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It became an opportunity for abuse. Their opportunistic behaviour has profoundly eroded the public confidence in the government I lead. It has undermined the tremendous work done by healthcare workers to fight the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

iol Friday, July 31, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It became an opportunity for abuse. Their opportunistic behaviour has profoundly eroded the public confidence in the government I lead. It has undermined the tremendous work done by healthcare workers to fight the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

the-star Friday, July 31, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I must say that I am disappointed, at this point. I am really, really disappointed to have an MEC, who has been leading from the front very well, facing allegations that I can’t ignore,” “We can’t sit here and say ‘no, what you are saying is true’. I may believe but there must be somebody who can say, ‘hey you might have not done something but did other things happen in your name?’” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, July 31, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “If an official is found to have been involved in corruption, whether they have reigned or not is not the issue, they must be found,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, July 31, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “My heart is sore that MEC Masuku, who was leading the fight on Covid-19, is facing these allegations, but we can’t close our eyes and I can’t ignore these allegations,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 31, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are not suggesting that these are not proper businesses and we are not suggesting that all of them were appointed inappropriately either, but they must all be looked at,” “But because the audit identified to us on a preliminary basis that something is not right, everyone who came to the party must be investigated” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 31, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The battle in our hands is to save lives because we are now preparing for the peak and these allegations are sidetracking us,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 31, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "These allegations we are facing now have profoundly eroded public confidence," "PPE is very, very important for our frontline workers, it is meant to protect them, to empower them to be able to do their work, it was not meant for the loot" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

David Makhura added : "This PPE story has the potential to sidetrack us from the battle of saving lives, and it is shameful" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

David Makhura added : “We want to make sure that this procurement, the corruption with PPE, that we send a strong message. People must go to jail. And I am saying this knowing that this is something people in this country have been talking and talking and talking about. The corrupt must go to jail” External link

mg Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It is a absolute shame that resources meant for saving lives are looted,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Given the fact that I only have mild symptoms, I will continue to ensure that the Provincial Executive Council and Provincial Coronavirus Command Council respond adequately to weather the storm of the pandemic,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 10, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "Given the fact that I only have mild symptoms, I will continue to ensure that the Provincial Executive Council and Provincial Coronavirus Command Council respond adequately to weather the storm of the pandemic," External link

iol Friday, July 10, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "Given the fact that I only have mild symptoms, I will continue to ensure that the Provincial Executive Council and Provincial Coronavirus Command Council respond adequately to weather the storm of the pandemic," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Friday, July 10, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Given the fact that I only have mild symptoms, I will continue to ensure that the Provincial Executive Council and Provincial Coronavirus Command Council respond adequately to weather the storm of the pandemic,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 10, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about On Thursday ) : "On Wednesday, 08 July 2020, I experienced some mild symptoms. On Thursday, 09 July 2020, I decided to self-quarantine and test for Covid-19 as a precautionary measure. Today, Friday, 10 July 2020, I received my test results, confirming that I have tested positive for Covid-19," External link

news24 Friday, July 10, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "Given the fact that I only have mild symptoms, I will continue to ensure that the Provincial Executive Council and Provincial Coronavirus Command Council respond adequately to weather the storm of the pandemic," External link

reuters-en Friday, July 10, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I decided to self-quarantine and test for Covid-19 as a precautionary measure. Today, Friday 10 July 2020, I received my test results confirming that I have tested positive for Covid-19,” External link

businessday Friday, July 10, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Given the fact that I only have mild symptoms, I will continue to ensure that the provincial executive council and provincial coronavirus command council respond adequately to weather the storm of the pandemic in order to save more lives,” External link

businessday Friday, July 10, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The primary focus of our response is to limit the number of infections and save more lives. We must double our efforts because Gauteng is once again the epicentre of Covid-19,” External link

businessday Friday, July 10, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "We're doing consultations about exploring some of the reintroduction of the harsher measures. Some of them may include issues pertaining to alcohol," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The month of July is going to be a very difficult month,” “We are doing everything we can to speed up the addition of beds. The system is feeling the stress” External link

iol Friday, July 3, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "The month of June has seen a sharp spike in the number of confirmed cases on a daily basis. Gauteng now has the largest number of active cases," External link

news24 Friday, July 3, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "The month of June has seen a sharp spike in the number of confirmed cases on a daily basis. Gauteng now has the largest number of active cases," External link

news24 Friday, July 3, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "The month of June has seen a sharp spike in the number of confirmed cases on a daily basis. Gauteng now has the largest number of active cases," External link

news24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "The month of June has seen a sharp spike in the number of confirmed cases on a daily basis. Gauteng now has the largest number of active cases," External link

news24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura explained : "Hospitalisation has also increased exponentially in the past 14 days. Although the mortality rate is still low but it is increasing. The Covid-19 storm has arrived," External link

news24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Department ) : “As we are here today to witness an important opportunity‚ where we are signing an memorandum of understanding between the health department‚ the German Agency for International Co-operation and BMW‚ that storm has arrived in Gauteng as we speak. It will take all of us to weather the storm‚ and the critical issue is that we have to go through it‚” “The storm can't be diverted and go somewhere else. Those who pray‚ you can't pray for it to pass us and go somewhere else” External link

businessday Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Department ) : “As we are here today to witness an important opportunity, where we are signing an MOU between the Department of Health, GIZ (German Agency for International Cooperation) and BMW, I must say that that storm has arrived in Gauteng as we speak. And when we say that storm is here, we are saying it will take all of us to weather the storm,” External link

citizen Monday, June 29, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will get to a point where the cases will get to 300 a day. Where are these cases coming from and what are the responses from the government in terms of interventions, food relief, making sure the area is hygienic?” External link

the-star Friday, June 19, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "Three hundred and fifty seven are in private hospitals and 136 are in public hospitals. Those who are on ventilators are 22," External link

iol Monday, June 15, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

David Makhura explained : "This includes public health workers and educators," "Like all other patients, affected staff and their family members are receiving care and treatment in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols," External link

irishsun Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

David Makhura explained : “This includes public health workers and educators,” “Like all other patients, affected staff and their family members are receiving care and treatment in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

David Makhura added : “We also immediately decontaminate the building, close it for a few days and reopen once it has been decontaminated,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

David Makhura explained : "This includes public health workers and educators," "Like all other patients, affected staff and their family members are receiving care and treatment in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols," External link

news24 Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura explained : "This includes public health workers and educators," External link

news24 Friday, June 12, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "Over the past seven days, the number of new cases has doubled. Hospital admissions are increasing, and twenty more people have succumbed to Covid-19," "We must face this reality head on and mobilise all resources and energy to save lives," External link

news24 Friday, June 12, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

David Makhura explained : “This includes public health workers and educators,” “Like all other patients, affected staff and their family members are receiving care and treatment in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols,” External link

citizen Friday, June 12, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Over the past seven days, the number of new cases has doubled. Hospital admissions are increasing, and twenty more people have succumbed to Covid-19,” “We must face this reality head on and mobilise all resources and energy to save lives,” External link

citizen Friday, June 12, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have 15.2 million people in this province that we look after. That is our burden and as we go into the next phase of the pandemic we are going to have a lot more people that we have got to worry about,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 12, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have 15.2 million people in this province that we look after. That is our burden and as we go into the next phase of the pandemic we are going to have a lot more people that we have got to worry about,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 12, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “You can see that Gauteng province’s confirmed cases, especially in regard to the active cases, the new cases – there’s a spike,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 12, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The pandemic is gaining momentum in Gauteng province and we’ve got to face this reality head-on,” “Where there’s no compliance [with regulations] we would like to send a very strong message out there to our communities, to workplaces, that this will completely undo any gains we had made during the lockdown” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 12, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “July is a critical month for us. All modelling that is done at a national level and at a provincial level indicates that July is a critical month for us,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 12, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "We enjoyed a flattening graph for a long time but over the last few weeks there has been a spike," External link

news24 Friday, June 12, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Like all other patients, affected staff and their family members are receiving care and treatment in line with the World Health Organisation protocols. All other staff members, who were in contact with those who tested positive, have been tested and will follow all protocols to prevent the spread of the virus,” External link

sanews Friday, June 12, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We call for significant behavioural change among the residents of our province: wear masks, wash your hands, sanitise and observe physical distance. We are deeply concerned about the surge in the number of trauma cases related to alcohol abuse,” External link

sanews Friday, June 12, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "We don't want to have an emotional conversation on the debate," External link

news24 Friday, June 12, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will make a decision when that time comes,” External link

citizen Friday, June 12, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will get to a point where the cases will get to 300 a day. Where are these cases coming from and what are the responses from the government in terms of interventions, food relief, making sure the area is hygienic?” External link

iol Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The public healthcare system in Gauteng, as you know, services the whole of the SADC region. In just one year, Masuku has been able to turn around the public healthcare system in the province,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 8, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Whatever task you give him he is able to share with me very early what needs to be done, and we make decisions as the executive council with very clear indications of what is required,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 8, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “There is an area that is from Rosebank to the CBD of Johannesburg, and to Mayfair – that would be an area of great concern. We have there 142 active cases,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, June 5, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “Where are these cases coming from and what is happening in those areas and what is an appropriate response from the provincial government?” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 5, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are in a new phase now,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 5, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “There is an area that is from Rosebank to the CBD of Johannesburg, and to Mayfair – that would be an area of great concern. We have there 142 active cases,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, June 5, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “For the first time, the number of active cases is more than recoveries. We’re getting more new cases than before,” “The number of deaths reported has increased by four new cases; we are at 37 as of today. May their families be consoled” External link

businessday Friday, June 5, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “In the last seven days, Gauteng had 2,400 cases of people who tested positive for Covid-19, but we have later seen this number going down to 929, representing 61% of recoveries from 72%,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 30, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “a district that has five or more active cases per 100 000 population or the high number of new positive cases over 14 days” External link

citizen Saturday, May 30, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The mining sector has contributed substantially to 21% of all the new cases in our province,” External link

citizen Friday, May 29, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We don’t just trace the contacts for its own sake, we also do so in order to quarantine those at least for 14 days until we have observed all of them and assured that if they are not positive they are also released,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Cumulatively 363 patients were admitted in hospital, 275 of whom were discharged and 27 succumbed to the infection. To date, 62 patients are admitted in hospital, four of whom are ventilated and 20 on oxygen. Our clinicians emphasise that early interventions are important (oxygenation, fluid supportive treatment, prone position and blood thinning) could be the reason behind fewer complications,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have been able to deliver 135 880 food parcels to households, being able to feed 684 400 people. We are proving temporary shelter to the homeless in 47 shelters across the province, working with municipalities,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Cumulatively 363 patients were admitted in hospital, 275 of whom were discharged and 27 succumbed to the infection. To date, 62 patients are admitted in hospital, four of whom are ventilated and 20 on oxygen. Our clinicians emphasise that early interventions are important (oxygenation, fluid supportive treatment, prone position and blood thinning) could be the reason behind fewer complications,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have been able to deliver 135 880 food parcels to households, being able to feed 684 400 people. We are proving temporary shelter to the homeless in 47 shelters across the province, working with municipalities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are working with BMW, Nissan, the German and Japanese embassies to put up a field hospital here…to prepare for the worst,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We should never be put into a position where we have to choose between the economy and saving lives because an economy is about people. Public health is about people. You can’t have production going on if your employees are sick, fearful and not protected. We urge business in Gauteng to take steps to protect employees. Let’s prioritise their health and safety,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We will continue with compliance assessments across Gauteng to ensure readiness for easing of lockdown regulations,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : “Yes, we want the economy to open, we would like to return to some kind of new normal but the decisions as to who goes to what level will be made by the NCC [NCCC],” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Where (an) employer doesn’t comply, it must be clear there shall be no mercy,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : “Yes, we want the economy to open, we would like to return to some kind of new normal but the decisions as to who goes to what level will be made by the NCC [NCCC],” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Where (an) employer doesn’t comply, it must be clear there shall be no mercy,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are working with BMW, Nissan, the German and Japanese embassies to put up a field hospital here…to prepare for the worst,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We should never be put into a position where we have to choose between the economy and saving lives because an economy is about people. Public health is about people. You can’t have production going on if your employees are sick, fearful and not protected. We urge business in Gauteng to take steps to protect employees. Let’s prioritise their health and safety,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We will continue with compliance assessments across Gauteng to ensure readiness for easing of lockdown regulations,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Gauteng will be going to level 3 at the beginning of June,” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Four million people have been screened in Gauteng,” “We continue to be a province that has tested the largest number of people but, of course, the Western Cape has tested more per capita, but we have the largest number of tests done in the republic” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We can’t stay at Level 4 for too long because too many people don’t have the means to support themselves,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “In the suburbs, we now have more recoveries and fewer active cases, with newer confirmed cases in our townships,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

David Makhura stated : “While confident, we must not think it’s done and dusted. I want to say to this House, as the provincial government, we are working with municipalities and various agencies. We are ready for the worst of times and will continue building capacity,” “We still have to climb the mountain of the peak. The peak is ahead of us, it may come in July or August or September. Various models suggest that it is coming” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "Too many in our province are food insecure," External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Gauteng will be going to level 3 at the beginning of June,” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Gauteng will be going to level 3 at the beginning of June,” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We cannot have one municipality or metro in Level 4 and other in Level 3 or 2. The districts are highly integrated. We are going to Level 3 together,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “In Gauteng you can’t have level 3 in Ekurhuleni and level 1 in Johannesburg and level 2 in Tshwane. We are an integrated city region. People move; they work and live in these spaces simultaneously,” External link

businessday Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “If you don’t manage Gauteng that way, and think that the people in Ekurhuleni are separated from the people in Johannesburg, you are likely to create us again as an epicentre, and that’s what we want to avoid,” External link

businessday Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “If we can’t have compliance at Level 4, and we go to Level 3, we are going to be overwhelmed,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura explained ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “As the economic hub of the country, we would like the economy to open – we know the full impact it has on the livelihoods of millions of people, many of whom came to Gauteng for economic reasons to earn an income and feed families,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “If we can comply at level 4 we will be able to move to level 3 much, much quicker,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We chose to come to Soshanguve guided by the level of infections. We want to communicate to the people of Soshanguve that COVID-19 is here, is not something for some people, is not something for some places, it is here,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We came here and found that they have put in place something that we think should be a model for all the malls in Gauteng. As you enter the mall, the security ensures that everyone who enters the mall have their facemasks on and even in the shops, people can’t get into the shops without the mask, while also ensuring that people entering the mall have their hands sanitized,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are also satisfied with the prices as there were complaints with price escalations. We have also checked the food. There is no rotten or expired food that is being sold here,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We chose to come to Soshanguve guided by the level of infections. We want to communicate to the people of Soshanguve that COVID-19 is here, is not something for some people, is not something for some places, it is here,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We came here and found that they have put in place something that we think should be a model for all the malls in Gauteng. As you enter the mall, the security ensures that everyone who enters the mall have their facemasks on and even in the shops, people can’t get into the shops without the mask, while also ensuring that people entering the mall have their hands sanitized,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are also satisfied with the prices as there were complaints with price escalations. We have also checked the food. There is no rotten or expired food that is being sold here,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “In Gauteng, we want to go to Level 3 and finally get to Level 1. It is not a function of the police and army to enforce regulations, it is up to people to obey the regulations,” External link

citizen Friday, May 8, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The curve has been flattening. Level 4 is a real test. Level 5 is basically difficult to people who need to earn a living and we will be forced to feed too many people,” External link

citizen Friday, May 8, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “If there are any people entertaining stories that it does not affect people in the townships, we are now seeing those community-transmitted cases,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “There are still going to be more infections and there are still going to be more fatalities, but we can reduce that […] we would like to work with you at home. Help us,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura added : “We will be using our dashboard [to see] where the heat is, but we are focusing on getting to a point where we do 3,000 tests a day in targeted areas, hotspots and sectors of the economy where there is high risk,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Covid-19 hotspots are not standing; what may have been a hotspot three weeks ago may no longer be a hotspot, due to recoveries, and there may be a new area,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our clinicians emphasise that early interventions are important (oxygenation, fluid supportive treatment, prone position and blood thinning),” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What we have now will help us deal with the hospitalisation at the moment. The road ahead is something we do not know, so we are preparing for the next phase of the progression of the pandemic,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “People in our townships need to understand that Covid knows no boundaries,” External link

businessday Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "The infection rate was increasing, especially when international travel was open. When OR Tambo was open, it was huge. In the last five weeks, we have been able to contain the numbers," External link

iol Friday, May 1, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are not just dealing or chasing the enemy, we are only on another front ensuring that we attend to people in preparation for the flu season. We are all worried about what the flu season will mean,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have 5,339 beds in quarantine facilities. We are working with the national government because some of our facilities are under provincial and national government. Individuals can self-quarantine in hotels because there are hotels that are opened for quarantine facilities only,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It means that the best-case scenario is not so good itself. So, job losses are inevitable,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “So this issue of access to the markets is very, very important,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This will be a key factor in helping small business in our province to return to some normality in level four,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are all worried about the next three months as we go into the flu season, what it will mean,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “When we talk about our facilities, we are talking about both public and private,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have sufficient stock of personal protective equipment at the moment, for our front-line workers such as public healthcare workers, security and law-enforcement agencies,” “So far in this stage, we have done our best, but we don’t want to be complacent. Every day we are building additional capacity in Gauteng because it has been the epicentre [of the coronavirus outbreak in SA]. We are far from the peak, actually” External link

businessday Friday, April 24, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “So far, 10,126 suspects have been arrested and 9,624 cases opened — 7,481 are awaiting to appear in court,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 17, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are confident that our law enforcement agencies will bring the perpetrators of these crimes to book,” External link

citizen Friday, April 17, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We express our full appreciation to the law enforcement agencies for their continuous efforts to enforce the lockdown regulations and to bring to book those who are not complying,” External link

citizen Friday, April 17, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We want to assure all those contributing that this is not arbitrary, and beneficiaries are not identified arbitrarily,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “This is based on need. Currently, there are new families where people had income before the lockdown. The number of people we must assist has doubled,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are doing it in such a way that we can use that capacity beyond Covid-19. Where we may decide to add a new structure or capacity in a hospital, we will do that where there is space,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have identified a number of facilities, such as hotels and conference facilities,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about West Rand ) : “Johannesburg is the epicentre of COVID-19 in the province and the country with 440 cases, followed by Ekurhuleni 111 cases, Tshwane with 90 cases, West Rand with 12 cases and Sedibeng with six cases. We have an additional 123 cases that are unallocated as of 8 April 2020,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “If Gauteng is the epicentre of Covid-19 in the republic, Johannesburg is the epicentre of Covid-19 in Gauteng with 440 cases,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We shouldn’t think that we are over it yet. We should prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Everything we are doing, we don’t want complacency. We don’t want to start celebrating; we must continue to work,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It will be a profound mistake to think these numbers where we are now represent where we might be,” External link

businessday Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We know once you open the borders, once you open the airports, you are creating big pressure for us to be able to deal with this situation, but there will also be other assessments that will be made,” External link

businessday Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about West Rand ) : “Johannesburg is the epicentre of COVID-19 in the province and the country with 440 cases, followed by Ekurhuleni 111 cases, Tshwane with 90 cases, West Rand with 12 cases and Sedibeng with six cases. We have an additional 123 cases that are unallocated as of 8 April 2020,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have upscaled community screening and testing. Since 31 March, we have screened 26,841 people of which 440 displayed symptoms and were referred for testing and tested,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Over the years, we have done tremendous work to promote clean governance and ethical leadership in Gauteng. The introduction of the Open Tender System and the Ethics and Anti-corruption Panel is about eliminating corruption,” External link

iol Wednesday, April 8, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Over the years, we have done tremendous work to promote clean governance and ethical leadership in Gauteng. The introduction of the Open Tender System and the Ethics and Anti-corruption Panel is about eliminating corruption,” External link

the-star Tuesday, April 7, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “Over the years, we have done tremendous work to promote clean governance and ethical leadership in Gauteng. The introduction of the Open Tender System and the Ethics and Anti-corruption Panel is about eliminating corruption,” “The provincial government will continue acting decisively on the allegations of corruption” External link

iol Monday, April 6, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I wish to convey our heartfelt condolences and express our collective grief to the family and friends of the deceased,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have trained over 4,000 community health workers to be part of the tracing team on the ground [and] have used technology a lot to track those who may further put others at risk,” External link

citizen Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura added : “Once we find a contact in an area of high risk, we will act as quick as possible. We are doing that now,” External link

citizen Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have a huge population of the urban poor in Gauteng. Almost 20% of the population of the province are among the people we call the urban poor and food insecure,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, March 27, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We don’t want to focus on just the present trends around the virus. We must also worry about if this was to get to its worst-case who would be most affected?” External link

dailymaverick Friday, March 27, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We have noted with concern that several Gauteng residents have since the announcement of the nationwide lockdown been travelling out of the province. We urge all Gauteng residents to remain in the province during the lockdown period,” External link

the-star Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We have noted with concern that several Gauteng residents have since the announcement of the nationwide lockdown been travelling out of the province. We urge all Gauteng residents to remain in the province during the lockdown period,” External link

iol Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

David Makhura warned ( about Province ) : ”We are urging the people of Gauteng to remain in the province for the duration of the 21-day National Lockdown. By not remaining in the Province you run the risk of not only infecting others unaware, but also getting infected with covid-19,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about West Rand ) : “Following the declaration of the national disaster, on Monday, 16 March 2020, we convened a special meeting of the Executive Council – with mayors from Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, West Rand and Sedibeng municipalities in attendance - to discuss a comprehensive response by the province including how we will enforce all measures announced by the President,” External link

sanews Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Director General ) : “We also urge residents to utilise online platforms to transact with government, including for the payment of services. A task team on Labour led by MEC Mamabolo, Director General, Ms Phindile Baleni and labour representative has met and engaged Labour on the DPSA Circular with regards to public service,” External link

sanews Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The lockdown will be undermined by people who wants to be out of here before it takes effect. The nationwide lockdown means that wherever you go, you can't come back. We are worried about the people of Gauteng who goes somewhere else who might be infected and who might spread the infections,” External link

businessday Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our capital city, Tshwane is the second largest diplomatic capital after Washington DC,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 19, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We want citizens to be active citizens, everybody must do their part. South Africa has an activist spirit… we want retired healthcare workers to offer their remaining energy to the nation,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The municipality is currently incapable of carrying out its constitutional obligations. The municipality does not have a mayor and there is no municipal manager. The council has failed to meet and consider matters that affect the functioning of the municipality and service delivery,” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The municipality is currently incapable of carrying out its constitutional obligations. The municipality does not have a mayor and there is no municipal manager. The council has failed to meet and consider matters that affect the functioning of the municipality and service delivery,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The city is not just leaderless, it is rudderless. There is no direction, there is no service delivery in the city. The current uncertainty, instability, inaction and collapse of service delivery must be confronted fearlessly and stopped in its tracks,” External link

businessday Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The City of Tshwane has been deteriorating rapidly and is evidently on the decline. Residents are suffering, while political parties are fighting in council and in the courts,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The City of Tshwane has been deteriorating rapidly and is evidently on the decline. Residents are suffering while political parties are fighting in the council and the courts,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The current uncertainty, instability, inaction and collapse of service must be confronted fearlessly and stopped in its tracks. The people of Tshwane must come first,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura responded : “we are not looking for happiness, especially from the political parties, we are not looking for them to be happy about this” “What it means is that all councillors are now out of a job. They are unemployed and this includes ANC councillors,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The City of Tshwane has been deteriorating rapidly and is evidently on the decline. Residents are suffering, while political parties are fighting in council and in the courts,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 5, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The city is substantially failing to comply with the directives issued and the situation is getting worse every day,” External link

businessday Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The city is substantially failing to comply with the directives issued and the situation is getting worse every day,” External link

businessday Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our first and foremost economic goal is to grow the economy in order to massively increase the number of new jobs while sustaining existing jobs in Gauteng,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We in Gauteng will focus on the industrialisation and agro-processing of the cannabis industry. Especially for use for medicinal purposes,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have now made a strong and persuasive case to national government on the e-tolls. I know a decision has been made and an announcement will be made by the president about a lasting solution,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Every company in every sector that requires our support must create opportunities for the youth. We are using the lever of public procurement policy decisively to promote youth employment, women empowerment, and the growth of black businesses and township-based enterprises,” External link

sanews Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

David Makhura explained : “We will use the provincial government’s infrastructure programme to promote industrialisation by buying building and construction materials made by transformed South African manufacturers, especially those located in Gauteng. The materials for building new houses, schools, hospitals, clinics, roads and government buildings must come from South African firms,” External link

sanews Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Through the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency, we intend to increase exports to the continent by 15% by 2025. In 2030, intra-Africa Trade should contribute to the creation and maintenance of 150 000 jobs, up from the current 50 000 jobs. We also want to increase exports to major regions of the world by 10% by 2025,” External link

sanews Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Every company in every sector that requires our support must create opportunities for the youth. We are using the lever of public procurement policy decisively to promote youth employment, women empowerment, and the growth of black businesses and township-based enterprises,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura explained : “We will use the provincial government’s infrastructure programme to promote industrialisation by buying building and construction materials made by transformed South African manufacturers, especially those located in Gauteng. The materials for building new houses, schools, hospitals, clinics, roads and government buildings must come from South African firms,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Through the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency, we intend to increase exports to the continent by 15% by 2025. In 2030, intra-Africa Trade should contribute to the creation and maintenance of 150 000 jobs, up from the current 50 000 jobs. We also want to increase exports to major regions of the world by 10% by 2025,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will also take decisive steps to increase the availability and use of gas; fast-track our shovel-ready solar energy projects; recommission mothballed power stations; and promote hydrogen fuel cell technology in new developments across the Gauteng city region,” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Tshwane’s current pipeline of investment projects includes the expansion of the BMW and Nissan plants and the development of the new Auto City in Rosslyn – the Ford investment in Silverton,” External link

citizen Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

David Makhura ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "We welcome President Cyril Ramaphosa’s pronouncement during the SONA, which will allow municipalities, the private sector and individual citizens to bring in additional capacity to the grid from renewable energy, hydro power and battery storage." External link

citizen Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Here in Winterveld, the infrastructure of electricity is destroyed. Almost every evening the community phones to say electricity supply is disrupted by criminality. We want clear police action,” External link

citizen Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I am worried that it is going to disrupt the mega projects; the investment projects that we have locked in,” External link

businessday Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will not rest until we have resettled the people in appropriate places,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "Our cities must enforce by-laws. People mustn't be left there for two days, for two weeks, settling in an area where we know that once there are floods [they will be in trouble]. Climate change is a big problem. We want to enforce the by-laws," "We also want to ensure proper urban planning, which we are now doing in our province, everywhere. We want to settle people where we want to settle them. In other areas we want to build factories and we want to use other spaces for social amenities for our children to play" External link

iol Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “There is administrative and governance chaos in the city and all surveys point to the fact that service delivery has taken a deep knock and residents are suffering. There is a total mismanagement of the city, which has eroded public confidence,” External link

businessday Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

David Makhura insisté : "Afrique est doté de nombreuses ressources naturelles, mais sa plus grande ressource c'est sa population" External link

abangui Tuesday, November 12, 2019 8:21:00 AM EAT

David Makhura insisté : "Afrique est doté de nombreuses ressources naturelles, mais sa plus grande ressource c’est sa population" External link

aouaga Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are pushing ahead in the quest to re-industrialise and modernise the Gauteng economy so that we can make the greatest contribution to Africa’s industrialisation, economic integration and structural transformation, in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area,” External link

sanews Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are working hard to improve the ease of doing business, and streamline administrative procedures including the time required to set up operations in the country,” External link

sanews Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “MEC Nkabinde-Khawe demonstrated dedication and commitment to the people of Gauteng. She was passionate about the issues affecting the poor, children, women, the elderly and people living with disability as the most vulnerable section of the population,” External link

iol Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I want to emphasise that it really does not matter which party is in charge of which municipality. We have got to work together. We have got to pull in the same direction and support the same vision,” External link

citizen Friday, November 1, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “There is time for politics and we know where to play politics in the chambers, but there is also time for delivery. When it comes to delivery and development, there is no one sphere of government that can work alone and get the desired results,” External link

citizen Friday, November 1, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The Southern Africa-Europe CEO Dialogue is an important platform to mobilise the investor community towards a common understanding of the opportunities and common action to unlock investment to grow South Africa and the SADC region,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have a sound vision and strong leadership that is keen to bring all stakeholders and players together around building a globally competitive, inclusive, smart and sustainable city region that is at the heart of driving Africa’s industrialisation and economic integration,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The inaugural Africa Investment Forum witnessed an extraordinary level of engagement. The conversation moved from talking about investment to advancing deals towards financial closure. 2019 will validate and redefine the perception of investor confidence regarding the African Continent,” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The inaugural Africa Investment Forum witnessed an extraordinary level of engagement. The conversation moved from talking about investment to advancing deals towards financial closure. 2019 will validate and redefine the perception of investor confidence regarding the African Continent,” External link

ipsnews Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The inaugural Africa Investment Forum witnessed an extraordinary level of engagement. The conversation moved from talking about investment to advancing deals towards financial closure. 2019 will validate and redefine the perception of investor confidence regarding the African Continent,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The inaugural Africa Investment Forum witnessed an extraordinary level of engagement. The conversation moved from talking about investment to advancing deals towards financial closure. 2019 will validate and redefine the perception of investor confidence regarding the African Continent,” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I wish to thank Dr Kgosientso Ramokgopa, the outgoing MEC, for the sterling work he has done over the past four months,” External link

businessday Friday, October 11, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This is in keeping with the commitment to ensure that women are well represented in executive structures of government, which I fully support,” External link

sanews Friday, October 11, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “She will continue with the process of creating an integrated multi-tier Special Economic Zone (SEZ),” External link

sanews Friday, October 11, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We must reclaim our streets… Day and night it must be safe for all the women of our country. We are not going to allow criminals to scare our people into their homes” External link

citizen Saturday, September 28, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

nation-ke Saturday, September 7, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “In some instances they were able to break into shops and loot‚ but in many areas the police and metro police came and people were able to run away‚” External link

jamiiforums Friday, September 6, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "At least 423 people have been arrested for violence and looting across the province. Here, in Ekurhuleni district, a total of 89 arrests were made for public violence and two unlicensed firearms were also recovered," External link

iol Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "South Africa is an integral part of the African continent and continues to advocate for a peaceful, vibrant and sustainable Africa. As Africans, we all have a shared commitment to foster peace and greater continental unity," "We should never forget or take lightly that our fellow Africans have contributed to developing our economy and that of the region" External link

iol Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are very confident the situation will come under control. It’s a two pronged strategy, the police do their work but the political leadership has to be there,” External link

sanews Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are very confident the situation will come under control. It’s a two pronged strategy, the police do their work but the political leadership has to be there,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy,” “So far the police are doing well” External link

time Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

france24-en Wednesday, September 4, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy,” “So far the police are doing well” External link

pattayamail Wednesday, September 4, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

nation-ke Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy," "So far the police are doing well" External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

David Makhura told : “This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We want to make sure that throughout the province, it is calm. All MECs (members of the executive council) in Gauteng and members of the provincial legislature have been despatched to different areas,” External link

herald Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “They must arrest anyone violating our laws regardless of nationality, crime is crime, criminality is criminality regardless of nationality,” External link

herald Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy," "So far the police are doing well" External link

japantoday Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy," "So far the police are doing well" External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : “This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

afp-en Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy,” “So far the police are doing well” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

modernghana Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

David Makhura disse : "Não podemos permitir que as pessoas apliquem sua própria lei" External link

em Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

David Makhura estimé : "On ne peut pas permettre aux gens de faire la loi" External link

msn-fr Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura estimé : "On ne peut pas permettre aux gens de faire la loi" External link

LePoint Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura estimé : "On ne peut pas permettre aux gens de faire la loi" External link

challenges Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

David Makhura estimé : "On ne peut pas permettre aux gens de faire la loi" External link

la-croix Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

pulse Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

afp-en Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Bheki Mlangeni along with Mamelodi, Sebokeng and Jubilee form part of Premier Makhura’s priority hospitals. Real improvements should be achieved over the next 12 months,” “If primary healthcare facilities are not working, they will overburden the next level of care. We need a big turnaround in patient care and focused interventions around Batho Pele principles,” External link

the-star Friday, August 30, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Everywhere she went, impact followed her. Her name was synonymous with impact,” External link

the-star Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Where the ANC is in charge, we can’t tolerate corruption, we can’t tolerate mismanagement. We would like to see all the municipalities governed by the ANC working with a greater sense of urgency. Not just Thuma mina but also Khawuleza (hurry). But if we are not united, there is no way we will be able to live up to the expectations of delivery and development – we will divide South Africa,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, August 26, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The criminals who looted foreign owned-shops under a disguise of revenging the police must be arrested. The Police are in a business of fighting crime irrespective of the motive,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

David Makhura indiqué : "Nous envoyons un message très fort à tous ceux qui pensent pouvoir occuper nos bâtiments illégalement" External link

cameroun24 Friday, August 9, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

David Makhura indiqué : "Nous envoyons un message très fort à tous ceux qui pensent pouvoir occuper nos bâtiments illégalement" External link

bbc-french-africa Friday, August 9, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

David Makhura ameandika : "Tuansafisha kati kati ya jiji letu. Hatutapumzika mpaka tulirejeshe jiji mikononi mwetu. Tunatuma ujumbe mkali kwa wote ambao wanahisi wanaweza kuishi kwenye majengo yetu kinyume na sheria," External link

bbc-swahili Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:32:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
premier84.64%EN12/11/201711/12/2017
minister0.50%EN11/20/201720/11/2017
prime minister0.19%EN11/20/201720/11/2017
governor0.06%EN11/14/201714/11/2017
premier of gauteng0.31%EN07/29/201729/07/2017
chairman0.81%EN06/26/201726/06/2017
premier of johannesburg0.25%EN03/14/201714/03/2017
mayor0.12%EN03/14/201714/03/2017
primeiro-ministro da província0.12%PT02/02/201702/02/2017
primeiro-ministro0.06%PT02/02/201702/02/2017
deputy0.19%EN11/16/201616/11/2016
tourism deputy0.12%EN11/10/201610/11/2016
member0.25%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
consul0.06%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
chairperson0.81%EN06/23/201623/06/2016
minister of social development0.06%EN06/02/201602/06/2016
premier0.62%SA09/10/201410/09/2014
secretary10.82%EN05/23/201423/05/2014
Names Lang Count
David MakhuraEN97.70%
David MakhuraFR1.25%
David MakhuraPT0.42%
David MakhuraSA0.31%
DAVID MakhuraEN0.21%
DAVID MakhuraFR0.10%


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Thabo Masebe said ( about David Makhura ) : "The MEC has been leading preparations in ensuring that the province meets its health infrastructure needs in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic," "The Gauteng Executive Council led by Premier David Makhura and the entire Gauteng provincial government wish MEC Motara a speedy recovery and look forward to her return in the coming weeks" External link

news24 Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Faith Mazibuko said ( about David Makhura ) : “This previous Sunday we hosted a consultation meeting with various stakeholders on the Gauteng Gender-based Violence Response Plan,” “The plan was announced by Premier David Makhura in his state of the province address on 25 February 2020, and gives effect to the president’s Emergency Response Action Plan on gender-based violence and femicide. The comprehensive plan with consolidated inputs from our stakeholders will be launched by Premier David Makhura on 27 April 2020” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Makashule Gana said ( about David Makhura ) : "It's high time that Premier Makhura and his cabinet should go back to the drawing board and rework their strategy to create a province with the right economic environment for the creation of job opportunities," External link

iol Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:47:00 AM EAT

Dakota Legoete said ( about David Makhura ) : “He (Makhura) is now consulting all affected people and an announcement will be made on Friday,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT