David Makhura

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David Makhura said : "Government has an obligation [to assist] the inquest in arriving at its own determination on the cause of death, by ensuring that all current and former officials who are issued with a subpoena to appear before the inquest do so in accordance with the rule of law. Based on case law, senior counsel advised government that it has an obligation to provide legal representation as a basic principle and standard practice," External link

news24 Sunday, November 21, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "We have to do much more to win back the hearts and minds and confidence of our people," External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "So, the ANC has to understand this message: that the message of renewal is not yet convincing enough. It's not time to go back, it's not time to retreat on renewal. In fact, we really have to take the paddles and not be tempted to retreat. All the interventions we've been making so far in fixing the problems, that includes dealing with the issues of corruption, the message that's coming out of this election is that it is not enough. We are not winning people back to the base of the ANC" External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We remain confident that we will still have the majority in most municipalities even though in some we need to work with other like-minded parties or individuals to set up government,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 3, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “sent people on site to be busy as if they were working” External link

iol Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “If they don’t want to sign it, we will institute an inter-governmental system, but we will take over,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : “We want to urge the parents to take responsibility by ensuring their children are vaccinated,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 26, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “If we had more vaccinations we wouldn’t be as worried, but the rate of vaccination we have so far … we are not at 50% with regards to the single doses. Here in Gauteng, we are at 32% single doses for both Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer. We would be happier if we were at least 60%,” External link

businessday Friday, October 22, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The possibility for more infections happening is high but if we had more vaccinations, we wouldn’t be as worried,” External link

iol Wednesday, October 20, 2021 1:15:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We must warn ourselves…that history may be very harsh on us if this becomes a talk shop,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We come together not because we want speeches but because we want change. We want to drive real change,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The fourth wave is something we are still worried about… But if we had more vaccinations we wouldn’t be as worried,” External link

citizen Monday, October 18, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are not retreating on our target for 70% vaccinations, but the idea that we will reach 70% by mid-December is becoming a target that is elusive,” External link

citizen Monday, October 18, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Out of the 5.3 million vaccines administered in Gauteng, Johannesburg has done the largest of them… but the good story is that at least 1.1 million people in Johannesburg are fully vaccinated,” External link

citizen Monday, October 18, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I want to say our vaccination sites are running very well and there shouldn’t be people who are worried about queues and waiting for messages to come back,” External link

citizen Monday, October 18, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We must warn ourselves…that history may be very harsh on us if this becomes a talk shop. Future generations may look at this and say, ‘Like many conferences, they met, they made speeches, they made pledges and nothing came of it’. So we come together not because we want speeches but because we want change. We want to drive real change,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, October 18, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The second phase will focus on the Leeuwkuil, Cyferpan and Meyerton Industrial Hubs and the third phase will focus on industrial parks development with the context of implementing the Master Plan over a 20-year period,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 15, 2021 2:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “The Vaal Dam is the source of water for the Gauteng. However, the damage of infrastructure in the Vaal is a source of great concern,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Water supply interruptions in Gauteng are becoming a norm. These are worrying developments because water is life,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 5, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We need a collective of mayoral executives to attend to the housing needs of the people,” External link

citizen Friday, October 1, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “When the ANC was filling the vacancy for mayor, Moerane, was the second amongst those who were interviewed. And even at that time, the feedback we got from the national officials was that amongst the three were very competent people, and any one of them could be appointed mayor but at that time that preference was Jolidee Matongo,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, October 1, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "There is [an] urgent need for the City to have, in the intervening period between now and 1 November, a mayor and an executive committee who will continue to provide services to the people," External link

news24 Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "The name of Moerane was among the name of three names when Jolidee Matongo was interviewed and eventually chosen as mayoral candidate. Even at that time, the feedback that we got was that all three candidates were competent people and anyone of them could be the mayor," External link

news24 Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “There is no mayoral committee at the moment and once the mayor is no more, the executive that was elected with the mayor cannot be in place. And as a result of that, the city is under the leadership of the speaker and the city manager,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The political vacuum that exists in Joburg needs to be cleared. We need a collective of a mayoral executive to attend to the housing needs of the people. There are small businesses that were severely affected by Covid-19 and the recent unrest in Gauteng and in Joburg who, too, need the assistance of the local government urgently,” External link

iol Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

David Makhura added : "Government doesn't offer house insurances. The sinkhole problem is huge in Khutsong and affects government infrastructure, including sewer networks and water supply," External link

news24 Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:55:00 PM EAT

David Makhura warned : “Everywhere in the province, the positivity rate is extremely high. The chances of getting infected are extremely high wherever you are,” External link

sanews Tuesday, June 22, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "As a premier, I don't want to send a message saying everything is okay. The message must be clear. I want to say to the people of the province: the house is under fire. We will not change this trajectory of the pandemic if we do not do certain dramatic things," External link

news24 Monday, June 21, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We can’t afford water cuts again in our province but we are not in control of water supply so we are using disaster management regulations to supplement the supply of water,” External link

the-star Monday, June 7, 2021 10:11:00 AM EAT

David Makhura added : “The sooner CMJAH is reopened, the better for our response to Covid-19 but also for other non-Covid-19 related burdens of disease including cancer,” External link

the-star Monday, June 7, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will start with the oncology block but it will not be enough because there are not only oncology patients. There are neonatal patients from CMJAH at Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital and other hospitals. CMJAH also has critical ICUs that have been in the forefront in the admission and treatment of Covid-19 patients,” External link

the-star Monday, June 7, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The spike is continuing. One week it gains faster momentum and slows down just a little bit, sometimes as a result of weekends,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 5, 2021 8:37:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “no person will be turned away, even if they are not registered, to ensure they get vaccinated,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 5, 2021 8:37:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The sooner the hospital opens, the better. It is the top of the class in providing oncology services. We are discussing declaring a localised disaster at the hospital. It should open urgently,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Charlotte Maxeke ) : “I have been distressed by the water situation in hospitals and the fire at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital. I compliment Gift of the Givers for digging a borehole at Rahima Moosa Hospital,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Charlotte Maxeke ) : “The Gauteng province cannot afford to have Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital closed in the middle of a pandemic that is raging. We cannot afford to have it closed at all and in the last few weeks we have been working day-in-day-out seven days a week with the two MECs here, the MEC of health and the MEC of infrastructure development,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 4, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The healthcare system cannot operate without adequate water supply,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 4, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Charlotte Maxeke ) : “The Gauteng province cannot afford to have Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital closed in the middle of a pandemic that is raging. We cannot afford to have it closed at all and in the last few weeks we have been working day-in-day-out seven days a week with the two MECs here, the MEC of health and the MEC of infrastructure development,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 4, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The healthcare system cannot operate without adequate water supply,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 4, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Over the past three weeks‚ evidence showed we have sustained increases in the number of infections. The spike is increasing. We are concerned about increases in hospital admissions‚” External link

businessday Friday, June 4, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It is easy to get to 4‚000 [new infections] daily. We reached 6‚500 in the first wave and 6‚900 daily in the second wave. You must be worried about the momentum and pace of the pandemic‚” External link

businessday Friday, June 4, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The spike is continuing, one week it gains faster momentum and slows down just a little bit sometimes as a result of weekends,” External link

citizen Friday, June 4, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “No person will be turned away from vaccination sites even if they are not registered to ensure they get vaccinated,” External link

citizen Friday, June 4, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "I can't throw a rulebook when people are dying, and there are lives that should be saved. We are looking at other legal instruments to open parts of the hospital. Charlotte Maxeke Hospital occupies the apex of Gauteng health. It offers specialised services. The province can't afford to have the hospital closed in the middle of a raging pandemic. " External link

news24 Friday, June 4, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Charlotte Maxeke ) : "I have been distressed by the water situation in hospitals and the fire at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital. I compliment Gift of the Givers for digging a borehole at Rahima Moosa Hospital," External link

news24 Friday, June 4, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We must ensure that we slow down the infection rate and roll out the vaccines in order to contain the virus, as it is only through containment that the province can focus on getting the economy going again because this pandemic is undermining our economic reconstruction and recovery plan,” External link

iol Monday, May 17, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The bad news is that we in Gauteng are no longer talking about the possibility of a third wave – we are there” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:01:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We currently have 4,500 beds in our public hospitals. We have increased our bed capacity by over 3,000 in just one year from 1,200 to 4,500,” “We have also employed 5,200 professionals to deal with the pressures we are facing” External link

citizen Friday, May 14, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will reach the remaining 100,000 simultaneously with the elderly,” External link

citizen Friday, May 14, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "The message to our people is we shouldn't be having any events that are taking place," External link

news24 Friday, May 14, 2021 5:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Since the start of this week, the number of cases in the province has doubled, as Gauteng, we have now arrived at the third wave. Stay Safe, protect yourself and those around,” External link

citizen Friday, May 14, 2021 3:08:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Having seen over 1000 cases a day we cannot afford to close down the provinces economy but definitely we want to see an increase in restrictions,” External link

iol Friday, May 14, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “All indications are that we are in the early phase of the third wave and nobody should come tell us otherwise. Nobody should say there will be no third wave,” External link

citizen Friday, May 7, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "The fire has been contained into some areas. We are shutting down the hospital as a precautionary measure because there is a lot of smoke that went into other areas, including wards," External link

voanews Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:58:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The fire has been contained into some areas. We are shutting down the hospital as a precautionary measure because there is a lot of smoke that went into other areas, including wards,” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, April 18, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The fire has been contained into some areas. We are shutting down the hospital as a precautionary measure because there is a lot of smoke that went into other areas, including wards,” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, April 17, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The fire has been contained into some areas. We are shutting down the hospital as a precautionary measure because there is a lot of smoke that went into other areas, including wards,” External link

alarabiya-en Saturday, April 17, 2021 2:51:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The fire has been contained into some areas. We are shutting down the hospital as a precautionary measure because there is a lot of smoke that went into other areas, including wards,” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, April 17, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The fire has been contained into some areas. We are shutting down the hospital as a precautionary measure because there is a lot of smoke that went into other areas, including wards,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, April 17, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “You want the people to return for their second dose because if they don’t, then the efficacy becomes a problem,” “We want to use what we call the congregant settings, establishments like this. Schools, we know teachers will return to school, we know law enforcement will return to work” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 9, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “A consummate professional with a wealth of experience in the public service and a relationship builder with the knack to establish sustainable partnerships towards the realisation of common goals,” External link

iol Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “On behalf of the Gauteng City Region, I express sincere gratitude for Ms Phindile Baleni’s sterling work throughout the years. I have no doubt that in her new role as director-general in the Presidency she will continue to make a significant contribution towards building a capable and developmental state,” External link

iol Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “With great collaboration from the private sector, I am happy that we have administered all the doses allocated to the province ahead of the 14 days of the MRC schedule,” External link

citizen Friday, February 26, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This was not an easy year but our province is still standing. We are the number two in the republic and we know we dropped but when I look at the performance of the passes, I am happy,” External link

the-star Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:40:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The new sector of the economy – cannabis. The cannabis industry, we want to be the industrial hub,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, February 24, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The new sector of the economy – cannabis. The cannabis industry, we want to be the industrial hub,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, February 24, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Trust ... in this ANC-led government has been eroded,” “Trust will only be restored when all those responsible are thrown behind bars” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The new sector of the economy is the cannabis industry, we want to be the industrial hub, we already have the industrial infrastructure for industrial processing of cannabis, not to smoke,” “The processing of cannabis, particularly cannabis for health purposes and for other parts of improving the quality of human life ... has got many properties that help” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We must and we will set an example with all those involved in malfeasance, both in the public and private sector. They must be brought to book and all monies must be recovered by the state,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have come a long way in building a credible response and there is no time for complacency and cynicism. We need to put our country, our province and the people above any petty professional rivalries and political squabbles,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The new sector of the economy is the cannabis industry, we want to be the industrial hub, we already have the industrial infrastructure for industrial processing of cannabis, not to smoke,” External link

citizen Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:53:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We focusing on our high-growth priority sectors and infrastructure investment projects that will unlock the transformation, modernisation, and reindustrialisation of the different corridors and districts of our city region,” External link

citizen Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:53:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about National Health ) : “This is a significant long-term investment that will outlive the COVID-19 pandemic. What is important is to improve patient care, clinical outcomes, meet the ideal clinic standards and prepare the health care system for the National Health Insurance,” External link

sanews Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The food security intervention was one of the most successful in our COVID-19 response,” External link

sanews Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The matter of great concern is that of the financial position of many municipalities deteriorated during Covid-19,” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “A governance system that works like that will kill development completely,” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We must and we will set an example with all those involved in malfeasance, both in the public and private sector. They must be brought to book and all monies recovered by the state,” External link

citizen Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Gender-based violence is one of the critical areas of priority in specific categories of crime in our province” External link

citizen Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The vaccines are a game-changer, and there is still a long way to go. The doses we got for the number of workers we have is still few, as we have 215 000 health workers we want to cover in phase 1. More doses are yet to arrive” External link

iol Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I am in the queue, I will wait my turn with the other 10 million people in Gauteng, our turn will come,” “We must first get the healthcare workers vaccinated. They are the priority right now,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The critical thing is that it is better for procurement to be dealt with in one place, so the risk is reduced. I am happy that the National Department of Health is dealing with the vaccine procurement,” External link

sanews Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We can’t allow criminals to feed on the future of our children. So this school must be guarded by this community because we took a decision to build a school here, while there are others in the queue. There are other communities waiting for a school” External link

citizen Monday, February 15, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We need to bring Covid-19 under control,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 13, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

David Makhura warned ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We understand that because we are driven by science. We are not disrupting our plans. I once (again) say to people of Gauteng that we must all vaccinate” External link

citizen Saturday, February 13, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We still have many people in hospitals. We are losing people daily and we must be vigilant,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 13, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “People think Covod-19 is gone and return to parties that cost us greatly. We are ready for the vaccinations and will roll-out [the] vaccine,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 13, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We need to bring Covid-19 under control,” External link

news24 Friday, February 12, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This has a bearing on the mortality rate. Last night, we lost 82 people. We are still facing the pandemic even if the numbers are becoming less. We still have many people in hospitals. We are losing people daily and we must be vigilant,” External link

news24 Friday, February 12, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “People think Covod-19 is gone and return to parties that cost us greatly. We are ready for the vaccinations and will roll-out [the] vaccine,” External link

news24 Friday, February 12, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The killings are getting worse everywhere and the fundamental question is, who is actually feeding this? And who is benefiting from this violence? I am going to appoint a retired judge to probe the underlying causes and the forces behind this taxi violence,” External link

citizen Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The lekgotla raised deep concerns on how debilitating factionalism is resurging as one of the major risks facing the entire movement in our province,” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “These destructive, disruptive and debilitating internal battles have nothing to do with the plight of our people and the cause of the revolution” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I am happy that the statement has been corrected, making it clear that there were no allegations made against the premier’s involvement in PPE procurement irregularities,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 3, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Ford Ranger ) : “We were under pressure from Ford,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, February 3, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I seek no other relief than to free the truth from the flame of lies being fanned,” External link

iol Monday, February 1, 2021 7:51:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “ultimately remove [him] from the Gauteng political scene” External link

citizen Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I will not play in the mud. I have a clear conscience. In the last seven years, I have not sought to enrich myself or a comrade of mine. I even said to my colleagues in the Cabinet, none of us can be involved in corruption,” External link

iol Saturday, January 30, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Vaccines save lives. Don’t use other therapies over the vaccine. Every member of the population must take the vaccine. But we must also battle this corruption virus,” External link

iol Saturday, January 30, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I took very seriously the allegations that she (Lehloenya) got some of the names from the office of the premier,” External link

citizen Friday, January 29, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "But we are not celebrating as yet," External link

news24 Friday, January 29, 2021 5:05:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Shattered by the news of the passing of our dear Comrade Jackson Mthembu. An activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy who defended our Constitution to the very end. Lala ngoxolo, Mvelase,” External link

sanews Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are going back to Nasrec. Our healthcare system was able to cope during the first wave. As we speak now, Nasrec has 500 beds which will be able to deal with critical care and 500 for quarantine,” External link

iol Sunday, January 17, 2021 10:38:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "When we do a comparison per week, we see the number of people succumbing to Covid-19 is increasing quite significantly," External link

modernghana Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:54:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "When we do a comparison per week, we see the number of people succumbing to Covid-19 is increasing quite significantly," External link

news24 Friday, January 15, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "When we do a comparison per week, we see the number of people succumbing to Covid-19 is increasing quite significantly," External link

irishsun Friday, January 15, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “we have better capacity to face the second wave than the first” External link

dailymaverick Friday, January 15, 2021 6:31:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "Having had so many people return to our province [and] given the nature of the new variant and the intensity of the second wave, we are expecting that we are going to shoot through the roof [in numbers]," External link

news24 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

David Makhura confirmed : “The hotspot region in South Africa where the heat is at the moment, is Tshwane,” External link

citizen Monday, January 11, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "If you combine public and private hospitals the admissions are around 4 500," External link

news24 Monday, January 11, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have been postponing because we felt we had to wait to hear what the president has to announce first,” External link

businessday Monday, January 11, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our province is entering a particularly worrying period. We have seen other provinces reach the peak of the second wave. We are just at the beginning, and the number of hospital admissions is rising. There is going to be a spike in the next few days and weeks ahead,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We depend entirely on the cooperation of citizens in the fight against this Covid-19. They are not doing this compliance for the government but to help save lives and ensure that we slow down the infections,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I must say that there has been a lot of cooperation from the people on our roads. There has been a significant compliance, at least for those who are travelling in public transport, and they are wearing their masks,” External link

citizen Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:18:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Experts are predicting low case numbers [owing] to anticipated decrease in mobility in the province in the last few weeks of December,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, December 13, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “As the engine of our country’s economy and the industrial hub of southern Africa, the Gauteng city region needs to pull its full weight and take a lead in implementing the economic reconstruction and recovery path that underpins the radical socio-economic transformation as well as the quest for Africa’s industrialisation and economic integration,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 10, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “The ongoing SIU investigations [and] the court processes now... I cannot risk strengthening the Department of Health and Gauteng’s response by getting bogged down on those processes,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "Those of you who have always gone through our reports will know there was always a variance between the district numbers and the province-wide numbers. " External link

news24 Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "Those of you who have always gone through our reports will know there was always a variance between the district numbers and the province-wide numbers. " External link

news24 Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “She is not new to the sector and her knowledge, experience and qualifications make her a strong candidate to lead the portfolio,” External link

citizen Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Department ) : “The involvement of senior officials in irregularities in the procurement of goods and services related to the government’s response to Covid-19 has severely weakened the management structure of the health department,” “The Gauteng department of health requires urgent intervention to strengthen its systems and processes,” External link

mg Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Department ) : “The intervention team is made of multi-disciplinary experts [who] aim to ensure a seamless and well-integrated approach towards responsiveness to intervention, with its primary objective to improve departmental performance, and drive the Gauteng provincial government response to Covid-19,” External link

mg Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : “Even in her Doctorate, she even focuses on matters pertaining to healthcare, especially HIV and Aids,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “His greatest strength includes the area of leading the portfolio of the economic environment. He was also responsible for development planning and environment, and transport in the City of Johannesburg,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “So, these three areas are critical and the rest of the executive will remain the same,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Parts of our provincial government, some of our departments [and] agencies there’s regression. We not going to take it laying down. We are going to ensure to tackle this agency by agency, department by department,” External link

eyewitness-news Sunday, November 29, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "People mustn’t think that coronavirus is gone because come January, we might be back to the peak of June/July [2020] depending on what we do and everything depends on what we do. The numbers might dramatically increase when people return from holidays and we know in our province what the impact was when people returned from different provinces, when it was allowed, during the lockdown," External link

news24 Friday, November 27, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We must make it loud and clear that Covid-19 is still with us and the virus is looking for opportunities to spread as we approach the festive season and more people travel,” External link

businessday Friday, November 27, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "We have never had [such high support among white voters], even during the Mandela years," External link

businessday Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The elections will come and go, but the people still need access to electricity, and they assured me that by being here they were not fighting with anyone and they don’t need the police to be worried that they are going to be causing violence,” External link

the-star Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The elections will come and go, but the people still need access to electricity, and they assured me that by being here they were not fighting with anyone and they don’t need the police to be worried that they are going to be causing violence,” External link

iol Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I have spoken to Eskom officials, including [Public Enterprises] Minister Pravin Gordhan and his advisor Mandla Nkomfe, that you want electricity,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “They are not fighting with anyone. They don’t need police to be worried that they are going to cause violence. They assured me that there will be no violence. They are standing here saying they are not participating, and it is their democratic right,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Eskom has committed to fix their substation. I am walking this journey with the community. This is not a campaign and I am clear on that. They have told me that I must not tell (encourage) them to vote,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The new high-capacity rail corridor will connect Tshwane special economic zone via the Tambo springs logistic gateway, to an expanded deep-water Port Ngqura, which connects the Coega economic zone,” External link

iol Friday, October 23, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are focused on those entrepreneurs, to get on their two feet so they can be able to generate incomes from themselves. Transformation must take place and we do not apologise for that. We have done comprehensive studies on why spaza shops went out of business. Certain things have happened to stifle the progress of township economies,” External link

iol Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The SIU has found that the Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku has failed to execute his functions in compliance with the Constitution and the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA),” “Based on this finding, they then recommended that the premier of the province should take administrative action against the MEC for the purpose of determining the suitability to hold office as an MEC for Health” External link

iol Saturday, October 10, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

David Makhura explained : “I can’t go into details or intentions pertaining to those issues… All I can say is that the former MEC will speak for himself about any issues. But I can’t say what he’s going to do. It’s got nothing to do with what we are doing,” External link

citizen Friday, October 9, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The SIU has found that the Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku has failed to execute his functions in compliance with the Constitution and the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA),” “Based on this finding, they then recommended that the premier of the province should take administrative action against the MEC for the purpose of determining the suitability to hold office as an MEC for Health” External link

iol Friday, October 9, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Taking into account that there are parts of the SIU report that are still outstanding, they have given one part of the report, and they have said they are still completing the investigation to unearth corruption and collusion, I will not fill this vacancy for the MEC for Health until they have submitted the final report,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, October 9, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

David Makhura concluded ( about Gauteng Health ) : "I have further decided that I will only appoint the new MEC for Health once the SIU has reached finality on its investigation into allegations of corruption and collusion. I will gladly reappoint him [Masuku] should the SIU investigation clear him of any wrongdoing," External link

news24 Friday, October 9, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

David Makhura explained : “I can’t go into details or intentions pertaining to those issues… All I can say is that the former MEC will speak for himself about any issues. But I can’t say what he’s going to do. It’s got nothing to do with what we are doing,” External link

citizen Friday, October 9, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I will be at peace to know the truth when that part is done,” External link

citizen Friday, October 9, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Health ) : “The SIU has found that the Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku has failed to execute his functions in compliance with the Constitution and the Public Finance Management Act, the PFMA,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 9, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I have decided as the premier of the province to discharge Dr Bandile Masuku from his responsibilities as the Gauteng MEC for health,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 9, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It’s not unusual that… should he not be found guilty on the matters of corruption and collusion, it’s not unusual that I will consider reappointing him,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 9, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “So the SIU has found that the Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku has failed to execute his functions in compliance with the Constitution and the Public Finance Management Act,” External link

iol Friday, October 9, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “Based on their (the SIU’s) findings, where they say the MEC has failed to execute his functions in compliance with the Constitution and the PFMA, I have decided as the premier of Gauteng to discharge Dr Bandile Masuku from his responsibilities as the Gauteng MEC for Health. I have taken into cognisance the contribution that MEC Masuku played in improving the Department of Health since his appointment last year,” External link

iol Friday, October 9, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The actions, or omission, by the HOD may have resulted in the department incurring fruitless and wasteful expenditure,” External link

businessday Saturday, October 3, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We want to know who has fleeced the government,” External link

iol Friday, October 2, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Not all companies were found to have conducted businesses wrongly. The SIU has cleared some of them. As a result of the report, I’ve allowed those companies to continue doing business with the provincial government, including in the procurement of PPEs,” External link

iol Friday, October 2, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are working hard with all municipalities through the Command Council on how to revitalise the economy. Covid-19 has been severe. It caused a dearth of poverty,” External link

iol Friday, October 2, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are also going to assist the construction and infrastructure industry which were unable to work to level 5 to level 3,” External link

iol Friday, October 2, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

David Makhura warned : “We want to help businesses that were knocked down by Covid-19. But we want to urge officials in the economic development unit to follow all the legal processes in assisting those businesses to access those funds, if not, they will end up in jail,” External link

iol Friday, October 2, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The suspension pertaining to Professor Luhkele and the disciplinary process is not about acts of corruption that he committed; he was the accounting officer, it has to do with things that were in his full authority,” “We want to recover the money. We lost lots of money,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The SIU found the head of department failed to exercise his responsibility in the awarding of contracts to certain companies for the procurement of goods and services in relation to the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The actions, or omission, may have resulted in the department incurring fruitless and wasteful expenditure,” External link

businessday Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The Special Investigating Unit found that the HOD failed to exercise his responsibility in the awarding of contracts to certain companies for the procurement of goods and services in relation to the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Professor Lukhele will remain in precautionary suspension pending the completion of the investigations by the SIU and disciplinary proceedings for misconduct,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Details will be announced next week, once all due legal processes have been concluded,” External link

businessday Friday, September 25, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Covid-19 is not over. We are doing very well in reducing the numbers, in containing the spread. Johannesburg, you have done very well. There was a period when Covid-19 in Johannesburg was totally out of control,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, September 18, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are continuing to improve our capacity. Even if we were to have our second wave; even if the second wave does not come, we want better healthcare facilities,” “Let us continue… whether the peak comes or not, we still need good medical care” External link

dailymaverick Friday, September 18, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “As we deal with Covid-19 and with gender-based violence, we must deal with another pandemic – the pandemic of corruption,” “The Special Investigating Unit is hot on the heels of those who did wrong things, who got involved in corruption of PPE. They are not going to stop only with PPE” External link

dailymaverick Friday, September 18, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Mamelodi will never be the same again,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We want to build an economy that includes everybody, that integrates township businesses that must be part of the mainstream. We are here to see if the project is taking off the ground. We were here in November and from then on it has been clear in my head that there is no turning back,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “It is the first special economic zone where there are three spheres of government that are not only involved, but shareholders,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

David Makhura explained : "The open tender system has pushed back the scale of corruption because everybody was able to see transparently when the adjudication of tenders was happening, who got the tender, why they got the tender, and whether they are able to deliver," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, August 14, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "All that is under full investigation because we don't want a situation where, today it is PPE and tomorrow it is something else, and the other day it is another. A comprehensive approach to dealing with corruption is to ensure that all procurement done to address Covid-19 related issues must be under full watch," External link

news24 Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "So we [are] immediately bringing back the open tender system. The second thing is that we will also, monthly, publish any new tenders that had been adjudicated and awarded by any department in Gauteng. That is public information that must be known, not just Covid-19, any tender," External link

news24 Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have fewer active cases, but we still have the largest number of confirmed cases. The storm has not passed, it has just slowed down, and it may be protracted. We are not out of the woods, emphasising that the peak is still ahead of us [and its] nature may change; it may be flatter but more elongated,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "We have fewer active cases, but we still have the largest number of confirmed cases. The storm has not passed, it has just slowed down, and it may be protracted. We are not out of the woods, emphasising that the peak is still ahead of us [and its] nature may change; it may be flatter but more elongated," External link

news24 Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It [the open tender system] has pushed back the scale of corruption because everybody was able to see transparently when the adjudication of tenders was happening, who got the tender, why they got the tender, and whether they are able to deliver,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “In terms of the proclamation signed by the president, the scope of the investigations by the SIU [Special Investigating Unit] includes all Covid-19 procurement. This means all projects including infrastructure and food relief are being investigated,” External link

businessday Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “When the Covid-19 storm has passed, we will be able to address the long-standing issue of e-tolls,” External link

iol Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “When the situation improves, it means we can focus on additional measures on the economy,” External link

businessday Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura warned : "They will be found, and an example will be made of them," External link

news24 Monday, August 10, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "We will not be deterred in our fight against corruption. All those found guilty of any wrongdoing will face the full might of the law. All the crooks must face a jail term as a true reflection of our seriousness about fighting corruption" External link

news24 Monday, August 10, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : "Over the past few months, numerous false accusations have been made in my name. I refute all such claims and urge those who continue to spread fake news in an attempt to not only tarnish the names of innocent people, but to mislead society and cause unnecessary panic, to desist from doing so," "These are unfounded and baseless allegations. Much like the earlier fake news about the Premier's relationship with a certain Hamilton Ndlovu; these lies will never pass the test of scrutiny by any investigation. Again, these allegations are false and those who made them do not feel any obligation to proof" External link

news24 Monday, August 10, 2020 10:52:00 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 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 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 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 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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Mike Moriarty said ( about David Makhura ) : “The same vigour that was applied to the dismissal of MEC Masuku for his involvement in corruption must be applied to Premier Makhura,” External link

iol Sunday, January 31, 2021 5:12:00 PM EAT

Lebogang Maile said ( about David Makhura ) : “On behalf of the Gauteng provincial government led by Premier David Makhura, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Modisakeng family, her colleagues in exco and the African National Congress” External link

the-star Monday, January 11, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Lebogang Maile said ( about David Makhura ) : "On behalf of the Gauteng provincial government, led by Premier David Makhura, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Modisakeng family; her colleagues in exco and her organisation, the African National Congress," External link

news24 Friday, January 8, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Jack Bloom said ( about David Makhura ) : “This is a rebuff to Makhura who wanted to reinstate Masuku if the final Special Investigating Unit (SIU) report cleared him of corruption as opposed to his failure to stop it in the first place. I agree that we need a new health MEC who is ethical and capable of fixing the deep rot in this department,” External link

iol Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Jack Bloom said ( about David Makhura ) : “Makhura should abandon cadre deployment and ensure that all new staff at the Gauteng health department are appointed purely on merit,” External link

iol Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Jack Bloom said ( about David Makhura ) : “Makhura himself pointed out that senior officials were being disciplined or resigned because they did not take action to prevent the corruption. This surely applies to the political head as well,” External link

citizen Saturday, October 10, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Jack Bloom said ( about David Makhura ) : “Makhura himself pointed out that senior officials were being disciplined or resigned because they did not take action to prevent the corruption. This surely applies to the political head as well,” External link

citizen Friday, October 9, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Thabo Masebe said ( about David Makhura ) : “Makhura reiterates that all those involved in Covid-19 corruption and malfeasance – whether they are public officials, public servants or business people – must be brought to justice,” External link

citizen Friday, October 2, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Thabo Masebe said ( about David Makhura ) : "Makhura reiterates that all those involved in Covid-19 corruption and malfeasance whether they are public officials, public servants or business people - must be brought to justice," External link

news24 Friday, October 2, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

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David Makhura said : "Government has an obligation [to assist] the inquest in arriving at its own determination on the cause of death, by ensuring that all current and former officials who are issued with a subpoena to appear before the inquest do so in accordance with the rule of law. Based on case law, senior counsel advised government that it has an obligation to provide legal representation as a basic principle and standard practice," External link

news24 Sunday, November 21, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "We have to do much more to win back the hearts and minds and confidence of our people," External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "So, the ANC has to understand this message: that the message of renewal is not yet convincing enough. It's not time to go back, it's not time to retreat on renewal. In fact, we really have to take the paddles and not be tempted to retreat. All the interventions we've been making so far in fixing the problems, that includes dealing with the issues of corruption, the message that's coming out of this election is that it is not enough. We are not winning people back to the base of the ANC" External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We remain confident that we will still have the majority in most municipalities even though in some we need to work with other like-minded parties or individuals to set up government,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 3, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “sent people on site to be busy as if they were working” External link

iol Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “If they don’t want to sign it, we will institute an inter-governmental system, but we will take over,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : “We want to urge the parents to take responsibility by ensuring their children are vaccinated,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 26, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “If we had more vaccinations we wouldn’t be as worried, but the rate of vaccination we have so far … we are not at 50% with regards to the single doses. Here in Gauteng, we are at 32% single doses for both Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer. We would be happier if we were at least 60%,” External link

businessday Friday, October 22, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The possibility for more infections happening is high but if we had more vaccinations, we wouldn’t be as worried,” External link

iol Wednesday, October 20, 2021 1:15:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We must warn ourselves…that history may be very harsh on us if this becomes a talk shop,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We come together not because we want speeches but because we want change. We want to drive real change,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The fourth wave is something we are still worried about… But if we had more vaccinations we wouldn’t be as worried,” External link

citizen Monday, October 18, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are not retreating on our target for 70% vaccinations, but the idea that we will reach 70% by mid-December is becoming a target that is elusive,” External link

citizen Monday, October 18, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Out of the 5.3 million vaccines administered in Gauteng, Johannesburg has done the largest of them… but the good story is that at least 1.1 million people in Johannesburg are fully vaccinated,” External link

citizen Monday, October 18, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I want to say our vaccination sites are running very well and there shouldn’t be people who are worried about queues and waiting for messages to come back,” External link

citizen Monday, October 18, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We must warn ourselves…that history may be very harsh on us if this becomes a talk shop. Future generations may look at this and say, ‘Like many conferences, they met, they made speeches, they made pledges and nothing came of it’. So we come together not because we want speeches but because we want change. We want to drive real change,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, October 18, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The second phase will focus on the Leeuwkuil, Cyferpan and Meyerton Industrial Hubs and the third phase will focus on industrial parks development with the context of implementing the Master Plan over a 20-year period,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 15, 2021 2:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “The Vaal Dam is the source of water for the Gauteng. However, the damage of infrastructure in the Vaal is a source of great concern,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Water supply interruptions in Gauteng are becoming a norm. These are worrying developments because water is life,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 5, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We need a collective of mayoral executives to attend to the housing needs of the people,” External link

citizen Friday, October 1, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “When the ANC was filling the vacancy for mayor, Moerane, was the second amongst those who were interviewed. And even at that time, the feedback we got from the national officials was that amongst the three were very competent people, and any one of them could be appointed mayor but at that time that preference was Jolidee Matongo,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, October 1, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "There is [an] urgent need for the City to have, in the intervening period between now and 1 November, a mayor and an executive committee who will continue to provide services to the people," External link

news24 Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "The name of Moerane was among the name of three names when Jolidee Matongo was interviewed and eventually chosen as mayoral candidate. Even at that time, the feedback that we got was that all three candidates were competent people and anyone of them could be the mayor," External link

news24 Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “There is no mayoral committee at the moment and once the mayor is no more, the executive that was elected with the mayor cannot be in place. And as a result of that, the city is under the leadership of the speaker and the city manager,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The political vacuum that exists in Joburg needs to be cleared. We need a collective of a mayoral executive to attend to the housing needs of the people. There are small businesses that were severely affected by Covid-19 and the recent unrest in Gauteng and in Joburg who, too, need the assistance of the local government urgently,” External link

iol Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

David Makhura added : "Government doesn't offer house insurances. The sinkhole problem is huge in Khutsong and affects government infrastructure, including sewer networks and water supply," External link

news24 Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:55:00 PM EAT

David Makhura warned : “Everywhere in the province, the positivity rate is extremely high. The chances of getting infected are extremely high wherever you are,” External link

sanews Tuesday, June 22, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "As a premier, I don't want to send a message saying everything is okay. The message must be clear. I want to say to the people of the province: the house is under fire. We will not change this trajectory of the pandemic if we do not do certain dramatic things," External link

news24 Monday, June 21, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We can’t afford water cuts again in our province but we are not in control of water supply so we are using disaster management regulations to supplement the supply of water,” External link

the-star Monday, June 7, 2021 10:11:00 AM EAT

David Makhura added : “The sooner CMJAH is reopened, the better for our response to Covid-19 but also for other non-Covid-19 related burdens of disease including cancer,” External link

the-star Monday, June 7, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will start with the oncology block but it will not be enough because there are not only oncology patients. There are neonatal patients from CMJAH at Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital and other hospitals. CMJAH also has critical ICUs that have been in the forefront in the admission and treatment of Covid-19 patients,” External link

the-star Monday, June 7, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The spike is continuing. One week it gains faster momentum and slows down just a little bit, sometimes as a result of weekends,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 5, 2021 8:37:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “no person will be turned away, even if they are not registered, to ensure they get vaccinated,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 5, 2021 8:37:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The sooner the hospital opens, the better. It is the top of the class in providing oncology services. We are discussing declaring a localised disaster at the hospital. It should open urgently,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Charlotte Maxeke ) : “I have been distressed by the water situation in hospitals and the fire at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital. I compliment Gift of the Givers for digging a borehole at Rahima Moosa Hospital,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Charlotte Maxeke ) : “The Gauteng province cannot afford to have Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital closed in the middle of a pandemic that is raging. We cannot afford to have it closed at all and in the last few weeks we have been working day-in-day-out seven days a week with the two MECs here, the MEC of health and the MEC of infrastructure development,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 4, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The healthcare system cannot operate without adequate water supply,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 4, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Charlotte Maxeke ) : “The Gauteng province cannot afford to have Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital closed in the middle of a pandemic that is raging. We cannot afford to have it closed at all and in the last few weeks we have been working day-in-day-out seven days a week with the two MECs here, the MEC of health and the MEC of infrastructure development,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 4, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The healthcare system cannot operate without adequate water supply,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 4, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Over the past three weeks‚ evidence showed we have sustained increases in the number of infections. The spike is increasing. We are concerned about increases in hospital admissions‚” External link

businessday Friday, June 4, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It is easy to get to 4‚000 [new infections] daily. We reached 6‚500 in the first wave and 6‚900 daily in the second wave. You must be worried about the momentum and pace of the pandemic‚” External link

businessday Friday, June 4, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The spike is continuing, one week it gains faster momentum and slows down just a little bit sometimes as a result of weekends,” External link

citizen Friday, June 4, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “No person will be turned away from vaccination sites even if they are not registered to ensure they get vaccinated,” External link

citizen Friday, June 4, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "I can't throw a rulebook when people are dying, and there are lives that should be saved. We are looking at other legal instruments to open parts of the hospital. Charlotte Maxeke Hospital occupies the apex of Gauteng health. It offers specialised services. The province can't afford to have the hospital closed in the middle of a raging pandemic. " External link

news24 Friday, June 4, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Charlotte Maxeke ) : "I have been distressed by the water situation in hospitals and the fire at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital. I compliment Gift of the Givers for digging a borehole at Rahima Moosa Hospital," External link

news24 Friday, June 4, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We must ensure that we slow down the infection rate and roll out the vaccines in order to contain the virus, as it is only through containment that the province can focus on getting the economy going again because this pandemic is undermining our economic reconstruction and recovery plan,” External link

iol Monday, May 17, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The bad news is that we in Gauteng are no longer talking about the possibility of a third wave – we are there” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:01:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We currently have 4,500 beds in our public hospitals. We have increased our bed capacity by over 3,000 in just one year from 1,200 to 4,500,” “We have also employed 5,200 professionals to deal with the pressures we are facing” External link

citizen Friday, May 14, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will reach the remaining 100,000 simultaneously with the elderly,” External link

citizen Friday, May 14, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "The message to our people is we shouldn't be having any events that are taking place," External link

news24 Friday, May 14, 2021 5:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Since the start of this week, the number of cases in the province has doubled, as Gauteng, we have now arrived at the third wave. Stay Safe, protect yourself and those around,” External link

citizen Friday, May 14, 2021 3:08:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Having seen over 1000 cases a day we cannot afford to close down the provinces economy but definitely we want to see an increase in restrictions,” External link

iol Friday, May 14, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “All indications are that we are in the early phase of the third wave and nobody should come tell us otherwise. Nobody should say there will be no third wave,” External link

citizen Friday, May 7, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "The fire has been contained into some areas. We are shutting down the hospital as a precautionary measure because there is a lot of smoke that went into other areas, including wards," External link

voanews Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:58:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The fire has been contained into some areas. We are shutting down the hospital as a precautionary measure because there is a lot of smoke that went into other areas, including wards,” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, April 18, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The fire has been contained into some areas. We are shutting down the hospital as a precautionary measure because there is a lot of smoke that went into other areas, including wards,” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, April 17, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The fire has been contained into some areas. We are shutting down the hospital as a precautionary measure because there is a lot of smoke that went into other areas, including wards,” External link

alarabiya-en Saturday, April 17, 2021 2:51:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The fire has been contained into some areas. We are shutting down the hospital as a precautionary measure because there is a lot of smoke that went into other areas, including wards,” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, April 17, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The fire has been contained into some areas. We are shutting down the hospital as a precautionary measure because there is a lot of smoke that went into other areas, including wards,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, April 17, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “You want the people to return for their second dose because if they don’t, then the efficacy becomes a problem,” “We want to use what we call the congregant settings, establishments like this. Schools, we know teachers will return to school, we know law enforcement will return to work” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 9, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “A consummate professional with a wealth of experience in the public service and a relationship builder with the knack to establish sustainable partnerships towards the realisation of common goals,” External link

iol Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “On behalf of the Gauteng City Region, I express sincere gratitude for Ms Phindile Baleni’s sterling work throughout the years. I have no doubt that in her new role as director-general in the Presidency she will continue to make a significant contribution towards building a capable and developmental state,” External link

iol Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “With great collaboration from the private sector, I am happy that we have administered all the doses allocated to the province ahead of the 14 days of the MRC schedule,” External link

citizen Friday, February 26, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This was not an easy year but our province is still standing. We are the number two in the republic and we know we dropped but when I look at the performance of the passes, I am happy,” External link

the-star Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:40:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The new sector of the economy – cannabis. The cannabis industry, we want to be the industrial hub,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, February 24, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The new sector of the economy – cannabis. The cannabis industry, we want to be the industrial hub,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, February 24, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Trust ... in this ANC-led government has been eroded,” “Trust will only be restored when all those responsible are thrown behind bars” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The new sector of the economy is the cannabis industry, we want to be the industrial hub, we already have the industrial infrastructure for industrial processing of cannabis, not to smoke,” “The processing of cannabis, particularly cannabis for health purposes and for other parts of improving the quality of human life ... has got many properties that help” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We must and we will set an example with all those involved in malfeasance, both in the public and private sector. They must be brought to book and all monies must be recovered by the state,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have come a long way in building a credible response and there is no time for complacency and cynicism. We need to put our country, our province and the people above any petty professional rivalries and political squabbles,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The new sector of the economy is the cannabis industry, we want to be the industrial hub, we already have the industrial infrastructure for industrial processing of cannabis, not to smoke,” External link

citizen Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:53:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We focusing on our high-growth priority sectors and infrastructure investment projects that will unlock the transformation, modernisation, and reindustrialisation of the different corridors and districts of our city region,” External link

citizen Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:53:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about National Health ) : “This is a significant long-term investment that will outlive the COVID-19 pandemic. What is important is to improve patient care, clinical outcomes, meet the ideal clinic standards and prepare the health care system for the National Health Insurance,” External link

sanews Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The food security intervention was one of the most successful in our COVID-19 response,” External link

sanews Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The matter of great concern is that of the financial position of many municipalities deteriorated during Covid-19,” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “A governance system that works like that will kill development completely,” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We must and we will set an example with all those involved in malfeasance, both in the public and private sector. They must be brought to book and all monies recovered by the state,” External link

citizen Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Gender-based violence is one of the critical areas of priority in specific categories of crime in our province” External link

citizen Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The vaccines are a game-changer, and there is still a long way to go. The doses we got for the number of workers we have is still few, as we have 215 000 health workers we want to cover in phase 1. More doses are yet to arrive” External link

iol Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I am in the queue, I will wait my turn with the other 10 million people in Gauteng, our turn will come,” “We must first get the healthcare workers vaccinated. They are the priority right now,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The critical thing is that it is better for procurement to be dealt with in one place, so the risk is reduced. I am happy that the National Department of Health is dealing with the vaccine procurement,” External link

sanews Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We can’t allow criminals to feed on the future of our children. So this school must be guarded by this community because we took a decision to build a school here, while there are others in the queue. There are other communities waiting for a school” External link

citizen Monday, February 15, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We need to bring Covid-19 under control,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 13, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

David Makhura warned ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We understand that because we are driven by science. We are not disrupting our plans. I once (again) say to people of Gauteng that we must all vaccinate” External link

citizen Saturday, February 13, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We still have many people in hospitals. We are losing people daily and we must be vigilant,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 13, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “People think Covod-19 is gone and return to parties that cost us greatly. We are ready for the vaccinations and will roll-out [the] vaccine,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 13, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We need to bring Covid-19 under control,” External link

news24 Friday, February 12, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This has a bearing on the mortality rate. Last night, we lost 82 people. We are still facing the pandemic even if the numbers are becoming less. We still have many people in hospitals. We are losing people daily and we must be vigilant,” External link

news24 Friday, February 12, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “People think Covod-19 is gone and return to parties that cost us greatly. We are ready for the vaccinations and will roll-out [the] vaccine,” External link

news24 Friday, February 12, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The killings are getting worse everywhere and the fundamental question is, who is actually feeding this? And who is benefiting from this violence? I am going to appoint a retired judge to probe the underlying causes and the forces behind this taxi violence,” External link

citizen Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The lekgotla raised deep concerns on how debilitating factionalism is resurging as one of the major risks facing the entire movement in our province,” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “These destructive, disruptive and debilitating internal battles have nothing to do with the plight of our people and the cause of the revolution” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I am happy that the statement has been corrected, making it clear that there were no allegations made against the premier’s involvement in PPE procurement irregularities,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 3, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Ford Ranger ) : “We were under pressure from Ford,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, February 3, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I seek no other relief than to free the truth from the flame of lies being fanned,” External link

iol Monday, February 1, 2021 7:51:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “ultimately remove [him] from the Gauteng political scene” External link

citizen Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I will not play in the mud. I have a clear conscience. In the last seven years, I have not sought to enrich myself or a comrade of mine. I even said to my colleagues in the Cabinet, none of us can be involved in corruption,” External link

iol Saturday, January 30, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Vaccines save lives. Don’t use other therapies over the vaccine. Every member of the population must take the vaccine. But we must also battle this corruption virus,” External link

iol Saturday, January 30, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I took very seriously the allegations that she (Lehloenya) got some of the names from the office of the premier,” External link

citizen Friday, January 29, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "But we are not celebrating as yet," External link

news24 Friday, January 29, 2021 5:05:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Shattered by the news of the passing of our dear Comrade Jackson Mthembu. An activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy who defended our Constitution to the very end. Lala ngoxolo, Mvelase,” External link

sanews Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are going back to Nasrec. Our healthcare system was able to cope during the first wave. As we speak now, Nasrec has 500 beds which will be able to deal with critical care and 500 for quarantine,” External link

iol Sunday, January 17, 2021 10:38:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "When we do a comparison per week, we see the number of people succumbing to Covid-19 is increasing quite significantly," External link

modernghana Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:54:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "When we do a comparison per week, we see the number of people succumbing to Covid-19 is increasing quite significantly," External link

news24 Friday, January 15, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "When we do a comparison per week, we see the number of people succumbing to Covid-19 is increasing quite significantly," External link

irishsun Friday, January 15, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “we have better capacity to face the second wave than the first” External link

dailymaverick Friday, January 15, 2021 6:31:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "Having had so many people return to our province [and] given the nature of the new variant and the intensity of the second wave, we are expecting that we are going to shoot through the roof [in numbers]," External link

news24 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

David Makhura confirmed : “The hotspot region in South Africa where the heat is at the moment, is Tshwane,” External link

citizen Monday, January 11, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "If you combine public and private hospitals the admissions are around 4 500," External link

news24 Monday, January 11, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have been postponing because we felt we had to wait to hear what the president has to announce first,” External link

businessday Monday, January 11, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our province is entering a particularly worrying period. We have seen other provinces reach the peak of the second wave. We are just at the beginning, and the number of hospital admissions is rising. There is going to be a spike in the next few days and weeks ahead,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We depend entirely on the cooperation of citizens in the fight against this Covid-19. They are not doing this compliance for the government but to help save lives and ensure that we slow down the infections,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I must say that there has been a lot of cooperation from the people on our roads. There has been a significant compliance, at least for those who are travelling in public transport, and they are wearing their masks,” External link

citizen Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:18:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Experts are predicting low case numbers [owing] to anticipated decrease in mobility in the province in the last few weeks of December,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, December 13, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “As the engine of our country’s economy and the industrial hub of southern Africa, the Gauteng city region needs to pull its full weight and take a lead in implementing the economic reconstruction and recovery path that underpins the radical socio-economic transformation as well as the quest for Africa’s industrialisation and economic integration,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 10, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “The ongoing SIU investigations [and] the court processes now... I cannot risk strengthening the Department of Health and Gauteng’s response by getting bogged down on those processes,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "Those of you who have always gone through our reports will know there was always a variance between the district numbers and the province-wide numbers. " External link

news24 Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "Those of you who have always gone through our reports will know there was always a variance between the district numbers and the province-wide numbers. " External link

news24 Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “She is not new to the sector and her knowledge, experience and qualifications make her a strong candidate to lead the portfolio,” External link

citizen Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Department ) : “The involvement of senior officials in irregularities in the procurement of goods and services related to the government’s response to Covid-19 has severely weakened the management structure of the health department,” “The Gauteng department of health requires urgent intervention to strengthen its systems and processes,” External link

mg Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Department ) : “The intervention team is made of multi-disciplinary experts [who] aim to ensure a seamless and well-integrated approach towards responsiveness to intervention, with its primary objective to improve departmental performance, and drive the Gauteng provincial government response to Covid-19,” External link

mg Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : “Even in her Doctorate, she even focuses on matters pertaining to healthcare, especially HIV and Aids,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “His greatest strength includes the area of leading the portfolio of the economic environment. He was also responsible for development planning and environment, and transport in the City of Johannesburg,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “So, these three areas are critical and the rest of the executive will remain the same,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Parts of our provincial government, some of our departments [and] agencies there’s regression. We not going to take it laying down. We are going to ensure to tackle this agency by agency, department by department,” External link

eyewitness-news Sunday, November 29, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "People mustn’t think that coronavirus is gone because come January, we might be back to the peak of June/July [2020] depending on what we do and everything depends on what we do. The numbers might dramatically increase when people return from holidays and we know in our province what the impact was when people returned from different provinces, when it was allowed, during the lockdown," External link

news24 Friday, November 27, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We must make it loud and clear that Covid-19 is still with us and the virus is looking for opportunities to spread as we approach the festive season and more people travel,” External link

businessday Friday, November 27, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "We have never had [such high support among white voters], even during the Mandela years," External link

businessday Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The elections will come and go, but the people still need access to electricity, and they assured me that by being here they were not fighting with anyone and they don’t need the police to be worried that they are going to be causing violence,” External link

the-star Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The elections will come and go, but the people still need access to electricity, and they assured me that by being here they were not fighting with anyone and they don’t need the police to be worried that they are going to be causing violence,” External link

iol Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I have spoken to Eskom officials, including [Public Enterprises] Minister Pravin Gordhan and his advisor Mandla Nkomfe, that you want electricity,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “They are not fighting with anyone. They don’t need police to be worried that they are going to cause violence. They assured me that there will be no violence. They are standing here saying they are not participating, and it is their democratic right,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Eskom has committed to fix their substation. I am walking this journey with the community. This is not a campaign and I am clear on that. They have told me that I must not tell (encourage) them to vote,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The new high-capacity rail corridor will connect Tshwane special economic zone via the Tambo springs logistic gateway, to an expanded deep-water Port Ngqura, which connects the Coega economic zone,” External link

iol Friday, October 23, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are focused on those entrepreneurs, to get on their two feet so they can be able to generate incomes from themselves. Transformation must take place and we do not apologise for that. We have done comprehensive studies on why spaza shops went out of business. Certain things have happened to stifle the progress of township economies,” External link

iol Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The SIU has found that the Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku has failed to execute his functions in compliance with the Constitution and the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA),” “Based on this finding, they then recommended that the premier of the province should take administrative action against the MEC for the purpose of determining the suitability to hold office as an MEC for Health” External link

iol Saturday, October 10, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

David Makhura explained : “I can’t go into details or intentions pertaining to those issues… All I can say is that the former MEC will speak for himself about any issues. But I can’t say what he’s going to do. It’s got nothing to do with what we are doing,” External link

citizen Friday, October 9, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The SIU has found that the Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku has failed to execute his functions in compliance with the Constitution and the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA),” “Based on this finding, they then recommended that the premier of the province should take administrative action against the MEC for the purpose of determining the suitability to hold office as an MEC for Health” External link

iol Friday, October 9, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Taking into account that there are parts of the SIU report that are still outstanding, they have given one part of the report, and they have said they are still completing the investigation to unearth corruption and collusion, I will not fill this vacancy for the MEC for Health until they have submitted the final report,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, October 9, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

David Makhura concluded ( about Gauteng Health ) : "I have further decided that I will only appoint the new MEC for Health once the SIU has reached finality on its investigation into allegations of corruption and collusion. I will gladly reappoint him [Masuku] should the SIU investigation clear him of any wrongdoing," External link

news24 Friday, October 9, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

David Makhura explained : “I can’t go into details or intentions pertaining to those issues… All I can say is that the former MEC will speak for himself about any issues. But I can’t say what he’s going to do. It’s got nothing to do with what we are doing,” External link

citizen Friday, October 9, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I will be at peace to know the truth when that part is done,” External link

citizen Friday, October 9, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Health ) : “The SIU has found that the Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku has failed to execute his functions in compliance with the Constitution and the Public Finance Management Act, the PFMA,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 9, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I have decided as the premier of the province to discharge Dr Bandile Masuku from his responsibilities as the Gauteng MEC for health,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 9, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It’s not unusual that… should he not be found guilty on the matters of corruption and collusion, it’s not unusual that I will consider reappointing him,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 9, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “So the SIU has found that the Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku has failed to execute his functions in compliance with the Constitution and the Public Finance Management Act,” External link

iol Friday, October 9, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “Based on their (the SIU’s) findings, where they say the MEC has failed to execute his functions in compliance with the Constitution and the PFMA, I have decided as the premier of Gauteng to discharge Dr Bandile Masuku from his responsibilities as the Gauteng MEC for Health. I have taken into cognisance the contribution that MEC Masuku played in improving the Department of Health since his appointment last year,” External link

iol Friday, October 9, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The actions, or omission, by the HOD may have resulted in the department incurring fruitless and wasteful expenditure,” External link

businessday Saturday, October 3, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We want to know who has fleeced the government,” External link

iol Friday, October 2, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Not all companies were found to have conducted businesses wrongly. The SIU has cleared some of them. As a result of the report, I’ve allowed those companies to continue doing business with the provincial government, including in the procurement of PPEs,” External link

iol Friday, October 2, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are working hard with all municipalities through the Command Council on how to revitalise the economy. Covid-19 has been severe. It caused a dearth of poverty,” External link

iol Friday, October 2, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are also going to assist the construction and infrastructure industry which were unable to work to level 5 to level 3,” External link

iol Friday, October 2, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

David Makhura warned : “We want to help businesses that were knocked down by Covid-19. But we want to urge officials in the economic development unit to follow all the legal processes in assisting those businesses to access those funds, if not, they will end up in jail,” External link

iol Friday, October 2, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The suspension pertaining to Professor Luhkele and the disciplinary process is not about acts of corruption that he committed; he was the accounting officer, it has to do with things that were in his full authority,” “We want to recover the money. We lost lots of money,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The SIU found the head of department failed to exercise his responsibility in the awarding of contracts to certain companies for the procurement of goods and services in relation to the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The actions, or omission, may have resulted in the department incurring fruitless and wasteful expenditure,” External link

businessday Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The Special Investigating Unit found that the HOD failed to exercise his responsibility in the awarding of contracts to certain companies for the procurement of goods and services in relation to the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Professor Lukhele will remain in precautionary suspension pending the completion of the investigations by the SIU and disciplinary proceedings for misconduct,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Details will be announced next week, once all due legal processes have been concluded,” External link

businessday Friday, September 25, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Covid-19 is not over. We are doing very well in reducing the numbers, in containing the spread. Johannesburg, you have done very well. There was a period when Covid-19 in Johannesburg was totally out of control,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, September 18, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are continuing to improve our capacity. Even if we were to have our second wave; even if the second wave does not come, we want better healthcare facilities,” “Let us continue… whether the peak comes or not, we still need good medical care” External link

dailymaverick Friday, September 18, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “As we deal with Covid-19 and with gender-based violence, we must deal with another pandemic – the pandemic of corruption,” “The Special Investigating Unit is hot on the heels of those who did wrong things, who got involved in corruption of PPE. They are not going to stop only with PPE” External link

dailymaverick Friday, September 18, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Mamelodi will never be the same again,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We want to build an economy that includes everybody, that integrates township businesses that must be part of the mainstream. We are here to see if the project is taking off the ground. We were here in November and from then on it has been clear in my head that there is no turning back,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “It is the first special economic zone where there are three spheres of government that are not only involved, but shareholders,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

David Makhura explained : "The open tender system has pushed back the scale of corruption because everybody was able to see transparently when the adjudication of tenders was happening, who got the tender, why they got the tender, and whether they are able to deliver," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, August 14, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "All that is under full investigation because we don't want a situation where, today it is PPE and tomorrow it is something else, and the other day it is another. A comprehensive approach to dealing with corruption is to ensure that all procurement done to address Covid-19 related issues must be under full watch," External link

news24 Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "So we [are] immediately bringing back the open tender system. The second thing is that we will also, monthly, publish any new tenders that had been adjudicated and awarded by any department in Gauteng. That is public information that must be known, not just Covid-19, any tender," External link

news24 Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have fewer active cases, but we still have the largest number of confirmed cases. The storm has not passed, it has just slowed down, and it may be protracted. We are not out of the woods, emphasising that the peak is still ahead of us [and its] nature may change; it may be flatter but more elongated,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "We have fewer active cases, but we still have the largest number of confirmed cases. The storm has not passed, it has just slowed down, and it may be protracted. We are not out of the woods, emphasising that the peak is still ahead of us [and its] nature may change; it may be flatter but more elongated," External link

news24 Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It [the open tender system] has pushed back the scale of corruption because everybody was able to see transparently when the adjudication of tenders was happening, who got the tender, why they got the tender, and whether they are able to deliver,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “In terms of the proclamation signed by the president, the scope of the investigations by the SIU [Special Investigating Unit] includes all Covid-19 procurement. This means all projects including infrastructure and food relief are being investigated,” External link

businessday Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “When the Covid-19 storm has passed, we will be able to address the long-standing issue of e-tolls,” External link

iol Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “When the situation improves, it means we can focus on additional measures on the economy,” External link

businessday Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

David Makhura warned : "They will be found, and an example will be made of them," External link

news24 Monday, August 10, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "We will not be deterred in our fight against corruption. All those found guilty of any wrongdoing will face the full might of the law. All the crooks must face a jail term as a true reflection of our seriousness about fighting corruption" External link

news24 Monday, August 10, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : "Over the past few months, numerous false accusations have been made in my name. I refute all such claims and urge those who continue to spread fake news in an attempt to not only tarnish the names of innocent people, but to mislead society and cause unnecessary panic, to desist from doing so," "These are unfounded and baseless allegations. Much like the earlier fake news about the Premier's relationship with a certain Hamilton Ndlovu; these lies will never pass the test of scrutiny by any investigation. Again, these allegations are false and those who made them do not feel any obligation to proof" External link

news24 Monday, August 10, 2020 10:52:00 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 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 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 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 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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Mike Moriarty said ( about David Makhura ) : “The same vigour that was applied to the dismissal of MEC Masuku for his involvement in corruption must be applied to Premier Makhura,” External link

iol Sunday, January 31, 2021 5:12:00 PM EAT

Lebogang Maile said ( about David Makhura ) : “On behalf of the Gauteng provincial government led by Premier David Makhura, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Modisakeng family, her colleagues in exco and the African National Congress” External link

the-star Monday, January 11, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Lebogang Maile said ( about David Makhura ) : "On behalf of the Gauteng provincial government, led by Premier David Makhura, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Modisakeng family; her colleagues in exco and her organisation, the African National Congress," External link

news24 Friday, January 8, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Jack Bloom said ( about David Makhura ) : “This is a rebuff to Makhura who wanted to reinstate Masuku if the final Special Investigating Unit (SIU) report cleared him of corruption as opposed to his failure to stop it in the first place. I agree that we need a new health MEC who is ethical and capable of fixing the deep rot in this department,” External link

iol Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Jack Bloom said ( about David Makhura ) : “Makhura should abandon cadre deployment and ensure that all new staff at the Gauteng health department are appointed purely on merit,” External link

iol Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Jack Bloom said ( about David Makhura ) : “Makhura himself pointed out that senior officials were being disciplined or resigned because they did not take action to prevent the corruption. This surely applies to the political head as well,” External link

citizen Saturday, October 10, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Jack Bloom said ( about David Makhura ) : “Makhura himself pointed out that senior officials were being disciplined or resigned because they did not take action to prevent the corruption. This surely applies to the political head as well,” External link

citizen Friday, October 9, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Thabo Masebe said ( about David Makhura ) : “Makhura reiterates that all those involved in Covid-19 corruption and malfeasance – whether they are public officials, public servants or business people – must be brought to justice,” External link

citizen Friday, October 2, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Thabo Masebe said ( about David Makhura ) : "Makhura reiterates that all those involved in Covid-19 corruption and malfeasance whether they are public officials, public servants or business people - must be brought to justice," External link

news24 Friday, October 2, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT