Provincial medicine shortages may be just the beginning.
Once slices of the healthcare funding pie are dished out to provinces, there is little control over how this money is spent to benefit the rural poor.
Missing medicines and missing money: Why a bigger crisis looms in North West
Radical transformation begins with fixing how we fund healthcare in remote areas
The Bill is the first step towards learning how the government plans to fund its shift towards universal health care.
When he was the Gauteng Health MEC, Brian Hlongwa brought the department to its knees, the Special Investigations Unit has found.
New legislation will abolish co-payments and may look to go after medical aid scheme reserves.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.