Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
The DA, which strongly opposes the government's National Health Insurance plan, believes it can provide universal health care without pooling private and public funds as well as creating another state-owned enterprise.
How will the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill impact on the various roleplayers in the market – and on you? We take a closer look in our 2 August cover story.
It will cause ‘massive reorganisation’ and uproar from medical aid members, but benefit the poor.
Medical aid scheme trustees are making a killing from member contributions, even more than R500 000.
Momentum and Discovery Medical Schemes' announcement of average increases in contributions of between 10.2% and 11% has come as a shock for consumers.
If you think your low-cost hospital plan covers you completely, you may be in for a very nasty surprise when you least need it.
A retired judge has urged private healthcare players to cooperate with the inquiry into the sector, as the investigation prepares to enter its public hearings phase.
TAC and Section 27 have expressed outrage about an alleged campaign to halt the manufacture of cheaper medicine.
Heart surgery in India is 98% cheaper than in the US, all thanks to a heart surgeon-turned-businessman, a report says.
All South Africans will be covered by the National Health Insurance by 2025, which will begin in a phased approach from 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa has told healthcare sector representatives
The cost of medical aids has spiked faster than salaries have grown over the years, according to a survey.
Some increases are almost double the CPI rate - check out yours in our table.
By law your medical scheme needs to have 25% of all annual contributions in reserve. But is this really necessary, and is it making your contribution increases skyrocket?
You think you need emergency medical care right away, but will your scheme foot the bill?
The pursuit of a National Health Insurance is not intended to destroy the private healthcare sector but to allow more South Africans access to quality care, says Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.
The US is concerned about Indian authorities considering allowing local firms to make new varieties of cheap generic drugs that are still on patent.
Several activist groups have handed over a submission to the Department of Trade and Industry that could lead to affordable medicine.
The Board of Healthcare Funders says it will apply to the high court for an order clarifying the payment of prescribed minimum benefits.
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