Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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The proceedings in Piketberg and Khayelitsha highlighted the cries of farmworkers and people living in townships.
Although a number of people in Bloemfontein support the National Health Insurance Bill, they demand quality healthcare services first.
The Eastern Cape is the fifth province where the public have had the opportunity to have their say on the NHI Bill.
While many showed fervent support for the proposed legislation, the parliamentary committee had to deal with scepticism over the funding of the National Health Insurance (NHI).
In the current context, it takes a brave (read "delusional") government to stand up without a hint of irony or humour in order to state that they will take care of our health, writes Howard Feldman.
Medical aids as we know them will disappear by 2026 under the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill released today.
The country’s largest closed medical scheme slashed costs of care by 12%. Here’s how they did it
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the NHI Bill will soon be ready for submission to Parliament.
The Free Market Foundation says while universal health coverage is a good idea, the need for NHI is questionable.
Plans by the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, to push ahead with the National Health Insurance, is an act of desperation. It is a decision doomed to failure from the outset, writes Lindy Wilson.
Many residents of Mangaung in the Free State came out in support of the NHI Bill during the public hearings this week but asked that existing problems in the healthcare sector first be fixed.
If all goes according to plan the NHI Bill may just be on the President’s desk to be signed into law by July or August next year, according to portfolio committee chair Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo.
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni told the National Council of Provinces he did not believe that National Health Insurance should be considered as the only panacea to the challenges dogging the public healthcare system.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will meet with the group, known as The Elders on Tuesday in Cape Town to discuss South Africa's plans to introduce its controversial National Health Insurance.
A look at how well our mothers – and our finances – do in the public health sector does not bode well for the new NHI Bill. Alex van den Heever takes a look at the figures and power structures that will shape the future of healthcare in South Africa.
Parliament is releasing the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill on Thursday morning. Here is how healthcare in South Africa is likely to change.
A major review released by health minister Aaron Motsoaledi says there is unanimous support for the principles of National Health Insurance (NHI) from stakeholders.
NHI is a proposed state-run health financing system that aims to pool funds to provide access to quality health services for all South Africans regardless of their economic status.
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The bill proposing a National Health Insurance plan focuses on curative services, missing an opportunity to take an approach that focuses on disease prevention, health promotion and health protection, writes Laetitia Rispel.
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