My colleagues and I often care for patients suffering from hallucinations, prophesying, and claiming to speak with God, among other symptoms—in mental health care, it’s sometimes very difficult to tell apart religious belief from mental illness…. Our conclusions frequently stem from the behaviors we see before us. Take an example of a man who walks into an emergency department, mumbling incoherently. He says he’s hearing voices in his head, but insists there’s nothing wrong with him. He hasn’t used any drugs or alcohol. If he were to be evaluated by mental health professionals, there’s a good chance he might be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder like schizophrenia. But what if that same man were deeply religious? What if his incomprehensible language was speaking in tongues?
COMPLAINT: WESTERN CAPE COMMUNICATIONS CONTRACT
The ANC in the Western Cape requests you to investigate the Department of the Premier, the role of the premier (directly or indirectly through her discressionary appointed advisers / staff in her personal office) and the involvement of all other officials of the Provincial Government, together with two companies in the unauthorized appointment of one called Yardstick without following prior due process, no clear terms of reference or procurement approval process and the after the fact expansion of tender FMA 0027 to TBWA\ Hunt Lascaris and all other matters pertaining to this multimillion Rand contract. This process stretches from year 2010 to 2011.
We believe that the process undertook by the Provincial Government was flawed every step of the way and in breach of various regulations and other control measures, including, but not restricted to:
These and others problems pointed out (also mentioned in a Provincial Treasury evaluation) require your office to immediately pay attention to the Provincial Government of the Western Cape as these are substantively serious.
If needed, we are available to expand on our request for an urgent investigation into this abuse of power, maladministration, improper dealings with respect to public money and random decisions taken by this government.
With kind regards,
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