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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.

#SAElections2024: What the ANC, DA, EFF and Zackie Achmat will do to fix SA’s...

Six influential health experts questioned the ANC, DA, EFF and independent candidate Zackie Achmat on how they plan to fix South Africa’s health system in Bhekisisa’s elections webinar on Tuesday. Here’s a summary of what was said.

[ICYMI] #BhekisisaWebinar — Voting right: Can your party fix our health system?

Governments have the power to make decisions that can mean the difference between life and death when it comes to health matters. Watch four politicians say what they’ll do to fix South Africa’s health system after the 29 May elections and answer questions from civil society and public health advocates.

[WATCH] Why living with TB and HIV is getting easier

Geneveve Heinse, is one of an estimated 7.8-million South Africans infected with HIV. Over the years, treatment — and the stigma attached to HIV — have changed; yet each day, about 400 people in the country still get infected with HIV. Travel to Masiphumelele in the Western Cape with our Health Beat team to find out what treatment is available for free at government clinics today.

#SAElections2024: Does SA need bigger social grants?

With almost half the population depending on a handout from the state, money for social security is a big issue — and political parties know it. Almost every election manifesto we analysed has something to say about the system. Here’s a quick view from some.

#SAElections2024: Does your party take health seriously? Use this tool to find out

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.

Election promises: Economic Freedom Fighters

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: 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: Pan Africanist Congress of Azania

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.