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Anthea Jeffery: Time to stop reckless promises of ‘free’ health care under NHI

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By Anthea Jeffery*

The ANC’s promise of free higher education has now resulted in many of South Africa’s universities being held hostage by a small and radical minority determined to close these institutions down until such time as the government delivers on the party’s pledge.

The ANC nevertheless remains intent on making more reckless promises. Most pertinent at the present time is its promise of ‘free’ health care for 55 million South Africans under the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) system.

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