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Do you have complaints about your private medical aid?

The Competition Commission’s Market Inquiry into South Africa’s Private Health Care Sector offers an opportunity for us to voice our concerns and experiences of how the system has failed us. Where are the voices of the patients at the Competition…

SECTION27 welcomes food sector inquiry

SECTION27 welcomes the Competition Commission’s decision to launch a market inquiry into the Grocery Retail Sector. This decision follows years of focus on the part of the Commission on markets relating to food and a number of important findings on,…

PHA supports SECTION27’s call for wider policy consultation

The Phillipi Horticultural Area (PHA) Food & Farming Campaign and the Makaza Food Growers have released a statement supporting SECTION27’s call for wider policy consultation on the National Policy on Food and Nutrition Security. You can read the full statement…

Call for wider policy consultation

On 22 August 2014, the National Policy on Food and Nutrition Security for the Republic of South Africa was gazetted. If this is news to you, you’re not alone. The Policy was not subject to any public consultation and is utterly deficient…

SECTION27 on the CoN judgment

On 27 January 2015, the Constitutional Court handed down a decision related to certificates of need, bringing to an end the controversy over the President’s proclamation of the relevant sections of the National Health Act. The certificate of need provisions…