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Four ways the Competition Commission’s latest investigation will change the National Health Insurance

Compass: Charting a course to the NHI What does a nearly 300-page technical report mean for the...
private hospital

You’re paying more for private healthcare and getting less, shows Competition Commission investigation

Compass: Charting a course to the NHI A lack of competition in the sector isn't just bad...
Trumped: The US takes its controversial stances over abortion to the United Nations. (Shealah Craighead)

SA US face-off over the world’s first declaration on universal healthcare

The US takes its controversial stances over abortion to the United Nations (Photo: Shealah Craighead)

Did Trump just hijack the world’s first UN declaration on universal healthcare?

Compass: Charting a course to the NHI On Monday, world leaders will sign a UN declaration that...

The power, the purse strings and the National Health Insurance

Compass: Charting a course to the NHI The National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill proposes significant shifts in who...
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize

The National Health Insurance: Can Zweli Mkhize pull this off?

Can the health minister fix our health system and what will it take? Here’s what Mkhize’s character, views and his past...

The three biggest fights looming for the National Health Insurance

Who will control the country's healthcare purse and who will be left out? Find out and read why some are likely...

Will the National Health Insurance Bill go far enough to prevent corruption?

The National Health Insurance Bill was released on 8 August but a look at how well our mothers – and our...
Zweli Mkhize

READ: Mkhize’s speech on the National Health Insurance & women

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize spoke at an exclusive Bhekisisa event for editors on 6 August about the National Health Insurance and...

National Health Insurance: Is this medical aid paving the way to a new era...

The country’s largest closed medical scheme slashed costs of care by 12%. Here’s how they did it. 

READ: The Gauteng health department’s budget speech 2019/20

Health MEC Bandile Masuku tables his inaugural budget before the Gauteng Provincial Legislature. In the speech, areas such as health facility...

Could a National Health Insurance Fund be just months away?

The time for talk is over, said Zweli Mkhize in his first budget speech as health minister. But if you thought...
Money

Don’t believe the hype: Why increases to the health budget on paper don’t translate...

Legal claims against the department now amount to more than half of some provincial health budgets. Less money now will only mean more claims later.
Governments will have to snuggle up to private healthcare companies to plug the $300-billion gap they need for universal health coverage.

Estranged bedfellows: Why the private sector remains wary of universal healthcare

Globally, one in four private healthcare groups surveyed won’t work with governments.
One country, one healthcare system was a theme at Ramaphosa's summit

The National Health Insurance: Who’s in, who’s out and how much will it cost

The NHI was the centre of this weekend’s presidential health summit. Now the pressure is mounting for Treasury to figure out how to fund it.
Find out what Deputy President David Mabuza said in his keynote at the Presidential Health Summit.

Mabuza: ‘The NHI must not negate private health schemes for those who desire them’

Read what Deputy President David Mabuza had to say about primary health care and the NHI in his Presidential Health Summit speech.