Deputy Speaker, the centenary celebrations of Potchefstroom Hospital are a clear indication that South Africa is indeed a much better place to live in than it was before 1994, and they further serve to instil confidence in us all that transformation is indeed moving forward in South Africa.
The ANC extends words of congratulations and best wishes to the people of Potchefstroom, and the staff and leadership of the Potchefstroom Hospital, which is celebrating 100 years of its existence.
Only in 1997 did the hospital start with the full integration of all races in all wards. Currently the hospital has 335 beds and is offering a multiplicity of health care services. It was also identified and designated as a pilot site for the national health insurance. The ANC salutes the staff, management, leadership and community of Potchefstroom and further encourages all of them to continue working hard and displaying the spirit of ubuntu/botho [humanity] for better health care for all in the Republic of South Africa. Thank you, Deputy Speaker.