A case of old style bureaucracy
Can one believe things one hears at parties? Apparently, the Settler's Hospital in Grahamstown, South Africa, which serves around a hundred thousand people, has 5 full-time doctors and 6(!) directors. I'd be very glad to revise this post when more facts come to light!
Assuming my ad hoc information is correct though, that would make the hospital an institution of the classic case of old-style colonial-bureaucratic Africa. ICT and eGovernment can reduce bureaucracy and bring democracy closer to the people. This is something a lot of us Africans are working towards!
April 1st 2007 11:37