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Unconvinced of NHI, healthcare company Afrocentric forges ahead with its own growth plans

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Afrocentric plans to provide more medical options  for corporates and affordable care for employees.
Afrocentric plans to provide more medical options for corporates and affordable care for employees.

Healthcare company Afrocentric plans to find growth in South Africa’s corporate sector as well as the employed but medically uninsured market for growth opportunities - and doesn’t see the NHI being implemented, says CEO Ahmed Banderker. 

Afrocentric, which provides products and services to the healthcare sector, owns Medscheme, one of South Africa’s biggest medical aid administrators, which administers 18 closed and open schemes like Bonitas, Fedhealth and Gems, managing 3.7 million lives.

Since its establishment in 2008, when it started off with its Medscheme business, the company has grown into three divisions: medical aid administration, risk management and technology, the pharmaceutical cluster and corporate solutions.

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