David Makhura

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Makhura 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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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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Makhura 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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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

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

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