The Market Inquiry into the Private Health Care Sector is an investigation conducted by South Africa’s Competition Commission because of concerns of high prices in private health care and the general state of competition in this sector. Click here to read more on the Market Inquiry.

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Make private health “more human”

FDoH: “some of these things don’t need regulation, they just need us to be more human” Free State is a centrally located province within South Africa and is divided into one metro (Mangaung Metro) and four districts: Xhariep, Lejweleputswa, Thabo…

Health Market Inquiry resumes hearings

The Health Market Inquiry resumed public hearings in Pretoria today, 3 May 2016. Following a cogent first set, the Panel has extended the general rounds to include relevant stakeholders that had not participated in the previous sittings. The South African…

“SA needs more doctors” Netcare tells HMI

Netcare Hospital Group Melanie Da Costa, the Director of Strategy and Health Policy at Netcare Limited led the oral submission to the Panel.  Netcare has 57 hospitals across Lesotho and South Africa and holds a 54% stake in BMI Healthcare…

HMI quizzes Life and Mediclinic on price and quality

On 10 March 2016, the Health Market Inquiry Panel heard submissions from Mediclinic and Life Healthcare, two of three large private hospital groups that make up the significant majority of the private hospital market in South Africa. The third hospital…

Anguished mothers share frustrations with HMI panel

The day began with two mothers and their children presenting to the Health Inquiry Panel about the challenges that they had in accessing healthcare services for their children. Both Kyle Drescher (19) and Jessica McCarthy (24) gave moving testimony about…