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The National Health Insurance (NHI), for which membership will be compulsory, is a funding scheme that aims to address healthcare inequity in South Africa. The scheme will do this by creating a fund that the government will use to buy healthcare services at set fees from accredited public and private health providers. The NHI has not yet been legislated — the health department is hoping to have the NHI Bill approved by parliament by the end of 2022.

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Leaving home means leaving family – and could have health implications

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Leaving home means leaving your friends, family and social support. But it’s worse than that.

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Joan van Dyk is Bhekisisa's acting news editor.

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Dylan Bush is Bhekisisa's production and multimedia manager.