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Eastern Cape Ambulance Scooters Saga
Estelle Ellis | Senior Journalist at Maverick Citizen It seems the Eastern Cape Health dept ended up with the scooter ambulances after an attempt to buy 100 23-seater buses to be used as mobile clinics failed due to an outstanding bill of R313m owed to Government Fleet Management Services. Eastern Cape Health MEC Sindiswa Gomba, who has come under fire for the project, originally said the scooters were useful in the provision of primary healthcare but has backtracked on that statement after Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed in a written answer to a parliamentary question that the vehicles did not conform to South African standards for the transportation of patients.
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We speak to well-known Cape Town based musician, Lee Thomson, who is both a trumpet and flugelhorn player. He has worked with many well-known local groups including the Springbok Nude Girls, Freshlyground, Fuzigish, and Goldfish. His influences include Miles Davis, Lee Morgan and Dave Douglas. Lee, who went to SACS high school, started playing at the age of 15, studying under various teachers and completed his degree in Jazz Performance at UCT College of Music. He's done a number of international gigs and has featured at every major South African music festival.