Daniel Silke: Coronavirus heaps pressure on Zweli Mhkize

2020-03-05 18:44

Should Mkhize preside over a less-than-adequate response which flounders in providing an efficient response, he will find it very tough to sell an enhanced role for state care in the broader South Africa, writes Daniel Silke.

NHI hearings: Tshwane residents rally behind Bill but express public healthcare challenges

2020-02-22 21:10

While most of the Tshwane residents who attended a public hearing on the National Health Insurance Bill have rallied behind the proposed universal healthcare system, they have highlighted daily challenges with public healthcare.

#NHIPublicHearings: 'Addressing inequality is long overdue'

2020-02-07 11:19

The proceedings in Piketberg and Khayelitsha highlighted the cries of farmworkers and people living in townships.

#NHIPublicHearings: Bloemfontein has its say on the NHI bill

2020-01-28 14:19

Although a number of people in Bloemfontein support the National Health Insurance Bill, they demand quality healthcare services first.

We don’t need to wait for NHI to improve healthcare - Mboweni

2019-11-28 05:00

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.

DA concerned people are being 'misled' about NHI Bill at hearings

2019-11-25 21:01

People are being misled about what the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill is really about, the DA said as it delivered about 87 000 petitions about the bill to Parliament.

Public hearings on controversial NHI Bill move to Nothern Cape

2019-11-01 20:20

Public hearings on the controversial National Health Insurance Bill are expected to take place in the Northern Cape over the weekend.

NHI budget plans 'no longer affordable' - Treasury

2019-10-30 16:42

While no solid plans have been laid out for the funding of the National Health Insurance, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says Treasury is in ongoing discussions with the Department of Health.

OPINION: We did the sums on SA's mental health spend. They're not pretty

2019-10-10 14:17

South Africa spends 5% of the total health budget on mental health services. But the authors' study estimated a treatment gap of 92%.

Committee extends written submissions deadline for NHI Bill

2019-10-02 08:53

The public will have extra time to hand in written submissions on the National Health Insurance Bill after Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Health extended the closing date.


NHI public hearings: 'First fix the issues, then implement the NHI'

2020-02-26 11:56

While the majority of Gauteng residents want the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill to be implemented as soon as possible, they also want the government to not shy away from the serious healthcare system challenges the province faces.

Eskom, NHI and land expropriation: How Ramaphosa responded to MPs' SONA concerns

2020-02-21 05:21

Members of the opposition raised some criticism on some policy issues, like Eskom, the NHI and expropriation without compensation, with recommendations on how President Cyril Ramaphosa can rectify them. On Thursday, he responded.

Spotlight on NHI: Calls in Mangaung to fix the healthcare system before implementing NHI

2020-01-31 13:30

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.

NHI Bill could be law by August - if all goes according to plan

2019-12-05 07:15

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.

#NHIPublicHearings: KwaZulu-Natal has polarised views on the Bill

2019-11-27 06:45

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).

#NHIPublicHearings: Vhembe residents weigh in on the bill

2019-11-16 14:44

Limpopo residents raise burning issues as the National Health Insurance public hearings kick off in the province.

The integral role of the pharmacist in the NHI

2019-10-31 18:45

The pharmacy profession plays a critical role in the National Health Insurance (NHI), says the department of health.

100 000 submissions on NHI Bill received

2019-10-23 15:36

The Portfolio Committee on Health has received about 100 000 submissions on the controversial National Health Insurance Bill, but is yet to read one.

Q&A: From doctors' salaries to 'top-up' insurance: What we know about NHI

2019-10-06 14:01

While government intends to have NHI up and running by 2026, with public hearings due to start in October, several questions remain unanswered. Fin24 spoke to public health expert Dr Lydia Cairncross to find out more.

Batohi eyes rampant corruption in healthcare, but hamstrung by lack of capacity

2019-10-01 22:15

President Cyril Ramaphosa has launched the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum in partnership with different government stakeholders, including National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi.

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