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“Hands Off Our PMBs”

24 July 2015 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 by 14 October 2015. This amendment seeks to change the current position concerning…

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…

Patient rights under the spotlight

MEDIA STATEMENT PATIENT GROUPS LAUNCH AMICUS CURIAE APPLICATION IN WESTERN CAPE HIGH COURT 17 June 2015 CAPE TOWN – On Thursday, 18 June 2015, the application launched by Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), South African Depression & Anxiety Group (SADAG) and…

Press statement on Operation Fiela

Press statement: Civil society organisations address media on the ongoing raids targeting foreign nationals Johannesburg, 12 May 2015 – The recent spate of xenophobic attacks and the subsequent crackdown of Operation Fiela-Reclaim (“clean sweep”), in a show of institutional xenophobia,…

ECHCAC on EC EMS hearing

ECHCAC STATEMENT ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION’S HEARING INTO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IN THE EASTERN CAPE  “I am grateful to hear that the government provides these things called ambulances. I have never seen an ambulance in my area.”…