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Regulation 8 Amendment

On 14 July 2015, the Minister of Health published an amendment to Regulation 8 of the Regulations to the Medical Schemes Act for public comment. This amendment sought to change the current position concerning prescribed minimum benefits (PMBs), which is…

Market Inquiry Update

The Competition Commission has re-opened registration for participants to make oral submissions at the public hearings of the Market Inquiry into the Private Health Care Sector to ensure that there is wider public participation. The main purpose of the first…

Long walk to health care

In March 2015, the South African Human Rights Commission held a hearing on Emergency Medical Services in the Eastern Cape. The Commission’s interest in Eastern Cape emergency medical services emerged from a complaint submitted to the Commission by the community…

EMS in the Eastern Cape

Mothers giving birth at home; babies developing disabilities due to difficult unsupervised births; diabetics unable to reach treatment; old women crossing rivers and spending most of their pensions to get to the clinic; a 10-year-old boy dying of pneumonia because…

SECTION27 presentation to the SANCB

SECTION27 presentation at South African National Council for the Blind Biennial Conference (14-16 October 2015) Silomo Khumalo SLSJ Research Fellow, SECTION27 Introduction Greetings to all present at this prestigious and important South African National Council for the Blind Biennial Conference….