Group Five wins hospital contract – Independent Online

http://www.sxc.hu/ Johannesburg – Group Five has won a contract to construct the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Parktown, Johannesburg, the hospital’s trust said on Monday. Construction began on Monday and was expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2016, it said in a statement. “We are confident that Group Five will be the right partner as we navigate what is for the hospital trust, unchartered territory,” trust chairman Moss Ngoasheng said. The appointment of Group Five followed submissions by various contractors and an adjudication process. “This represents a key milestone in our efforts to make (former president) Nelson Mandela’s last wish of building a children’s hospital in South Africa a reality,” trust deputy…

Zuma Admitted to Hospital – AllAfrica.com

Johannesburg — President Jacob Zuma was admitted to a hospital in Pretoria for tests on Saturday, the presidency said. “He was admitted to a hospital here in Pretoria,” his spokesman Mac Maharaj told Sapa. “We prefer not to disclose the name of the hospital for privacy reasons.” He said Zuma was advised to rest following a demanding election and transition programme to the new administration. “President Jacob Zuma has… been admitted to hospital for tests. “Doctors are satisfied with his condition,” he said. On Friday, the African National Congress leadership ordered Zuma to take a break. “Following a gruelling election campaign we found that he needed to rest,” the deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said at…