But the Free Market Foundation maintains the plan will cost the state more than it raises in taxes.
The director of the Free Market Foundation suggests that an inquiry into private healthcare was deceptively orchestrated by the health minister.
Being conscious of good eating habits goes a long way towards winning the battle of the bulge.
The government has set several commendable goals but will have to improve its delivery.
The "dysfunctional" Health Professions Council of South Africa will not act immediately on recommendations made by Aaron Motsoaledi's task team.
A controversial plastic additive is said to affect foetuses and increase the risk of breast cancer.
The murder of an Mpumalanga doctor on duty has exposed the lax security at public hospitals.
People in need of treatment are dying because hospitals are desperate for funds, writes Mia Malan.
Western Cape health director general Craig Househam is widely tipped to take over the running of the National Department of Health.
Traditional leaders are resisting plans to introduce medical circumcision. Mia Malan reports.
Professors Hoosen Coovadia and Salim Abdool Karim, two of SA's foremost HIV researchers, were recently the health department's greatest enemies.
Nehawu: The South African Medical Association should get a better grip on OSD negotiations and keep its affiliate members.
"This year we've been running out of simple things, such as Panado," says one doctor.
The toyi-toyiing "helps me to get rid of my frustrations at the hospital", says one doctor.