Watch live: Competition Commission releases its final report on the high cost of private healthcare

For more than four years, the Competition Commission has probed exactly why private healthcare in South Africa costs so much. Now, the body releases its much anticipated final report. Will it find evidence of dodgy dealings and collusion? Find out.


Instituted by former Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, the inquiry is thought to be crucial to the country’s move towards a National Health Insurance under which the government will have to begin buying services from what some argue is a pricey private sector.

Watch the launch of the Commission’s final report

Then, take a look back at South Africa’s most extensive investigation into private healthcare from medical aids to laboratory services.