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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…

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…

SECTION27 Health Inquiry submission

SECTION27 made a written submission to the Panel of the market inquiry into the private health sector on 30 October 2014. SECTION27’s submission draws attention to the inequities within what is supposed to be a single, unified health system, the inadequate and…