I just want to explain to the House that I am not telling stories when I speak about our assistance with regard to the issue of co-operatives, and how women in particular are involved, because co-operatives support women in construction. That is why people are asking about co-operatives.
In Kimberley, in August, I handed over a number of certificates to people who have graduated from Level 1 to Level 4, which means that they are already at the level of being assisted. When we say that they must go to the Department of Trade and Industry, it doesn't mean that we dump them there. We don't do that. We, in Human Settlements, work with the Department of Public Works, because Level 4 is given to them by the Department of Public Works. This is an integrated approach and every department is assisting.
So, when we talk about assisting the different entities, it means that we are satisfied that people are graduating. We can say that people must go and build houses but, if they are not in a position to build proper houses, those houses are going to fall down. So, we have to make sure that when they graduate, we give them a certificate and are satisfied that their company can stand on its own. I thank you. [Applause.]
Steps taken to direct patients to clinics as a primary health care facility
216. Ms B T Ngcobo (ANC) asked the Minister of Health:
What innovative steps are being taken to direct patients to clinics as a primary health care facility to relieve the burden on public hospitals caused by long queues, a burden on the hospital's resources and unnecessary expense to patients?