Soldiers by a patient's bedside
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Military keeps SA hospitals open in face of strikes

In South Africa, thousands of soldiers have been deployed alongside volunteers to keep state hospitals open.

The country is entering a second week of strikes by public sector workers demanding an 8.6 per cent rise, which has brought South Africa to a standstill.

Karen Allen reports.

  • 24 Aug 2010
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