The dilapidated Civitas building is overcrowded with no aircon or windows, while burst pipes leave a foul stench and sewage soaking into the carpets. The state of the department of health’s headquarters in Pretoria hopefully does not reflect the state of the country’s public healthcare system, since that would place it firmly in the intensive care unit. While many Pretorians might admire the department’s tall, glassy building in the CBD, what many don’t know is that the inside of the building is a huge health risk and a tragedy waiting to happen. The Public Servants’ Association of SA (PSA) started protesting the fact that their workers were forced to risk their health by going to work in the Civitas building, which also houses the offices of Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, earlier this week……more