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Can a new government repeal the NHI Act?

The signing of the National Health Insurance Bill on Wednesday doesn’t necessarily guarantee that it will become law, especially if the ANC loses power. A law expert says a new government may decide not to implement it and repeal the new NHI Act if they don’t agree with the law, but to do that they would need the majority of votes in the National Assembly.

Election promises: uMkhonto weSizwe Party

Governments have the power to decide whether people live or die when it comes to health. On 29 May your vote will determine how well South Africa’s post-election government will look after your health. We’ve launched a series of analyses to break down what parties say they will do to fix the country’s health system.

Election promises: GOOD Party

Governments have the power to decide whether people live or die when it comes to health. On 29 May your vote will determine how well South Africa’s post-election government will look after your health. We’ve launched a series of analyses to break down what parties say they will do to fix the country’s health system.

Election promises: African National Congress

Universal access to healthcareClimate changeFood securitySocial grantsBasic income grantTuberculosisHIVCorruptionGender-based violenceHere’s what the African National Congress says about health issues. Universal access to healthcareThe ANC says...

Election promises: Democratic Alliance

Universal access to healthcareClimate changeFood securitySocial grantsBasic income grantTuberculosisHIVCorruptionGender-based violenceHere’s what the Democratic Alliance says about health issues. Universal access to healthcareThe DA says the...

Election promises: Build One South Africa

Governments have the power to decide whether people live or die when it comes to health. On 29 May your vote will determine how well South Africa’s post-election government will look after your health. We’ve launched a series of analyses to break down what parties say they will do to fix the country’s health system.

Election promises: RISE Mzansi

Choosing the party whose health policies will serve you best you for at least the next five years is a task we make easier with Bhekisisa’s online elections analysis tool, which will help you see the wood for the trees — cutting through the jargon and the politics.

Election promises: United Democratic Movement

Governments have the power to decide whether people live or die when it comes to health. On 29 May your vote will determine how well South Africa’s post-election government will look after your health. We’ve launched a series of analyses to break down what parties say they will do to fix the country’s health system.

Election promises: African Christian Democratic Party

Governments have the power to decide whether people live or die when it comes to health. On 29 May your vote will determine how well South Africa’s post-election government will look after your health. We’ve launched a series of analyses to break down what parties say they will do to fix the country’s health system.

Election promises: ActionSA

Governments have the power to decide whether people live or die when it comes to health. On 29 May your vote will determine how well South Africa’s post-election government will look after your health. We’ve launched a series of analyses to break down what parties say they will do to fix the country’s health system.

Election promises: Freedom Front Plus

Governments have the power to decide whether people live or die when it comes to health. On 29 May your vote will determine how well South Africa’s post-election government will look after your health. We’ve launched a series of analyses to break down what parties say they will do to fix the country’s health system.

Election promises: Inkatha Freedom Party

Choosing the party whose health policies will serve you best for at least the next five years is a task we make easier with Bhekisisa’s online elections analysis tool, which will help you see the wood for the trees — cutting through the jargon and the politics.

Makgoba: Politics and science don’t mix

Malegapuru Makgoba, South Africa’s former health ombud, has seen the country’s health system grow, change and sometimes falter under six health ministers over the last 30 years. Mia Malan asks him what lessons we have learnt in this Health Beat show, Bhekisisa’s monthly TV programme.

#SAElections2024: What do parties’ health promises mean? We break it down

Governments have the power to decide whether people live or die when it comes to health. On 29 May your vote will determine how well South Africa’s post-election government will look after your health. Today, we’re launching a series of analyses to break down what parties say they will do to fix the country’s health system.

Corruption trap: Why healthcare fraud is costing you money

When South Africa’s medical schemes lose R28-billion a year, it puts a dent in your pocket. What could private medical aid funds’ teams who work to get back that money teach the National Health Insurance? Mia Malan talks to Botho Mhozya of Discovery Health in the March edition of Bhekisisa’s monthly TV programme Health Beat.

Health Beat #17 | Why corruption isn’t a victimless crime

In theory, the National Health Insurance (NHI) could transform our failing healthcare system. But, many South Africans have little faith in the politicians who are supposed to look after the public purse. We take a look at how the residents of Tembisa cope with the results of corruption at their hospital, the systems that private medical aid schemes have in place to curb fraud, and how the planned NHI could benefit from being more transparent.