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Auditor General Releases damning report

In August 2011 the Auditor General released a report on its performance audit of the infrastructure delivery process in provincial departments of Health and Education. The audit was conducted at all provincial departments of Health and Education and their implementing…

Submission on the draft National Health Amendment Bill, 2011

SECTION27 made a submission to the Department of Health on 22 April 2011 on the draft National Health Amendment Bill, 2011 (“the draft Bill”). In so doing, it recognised the publication of the draft Bill as the first legislative step towards the establishment of a single, accountable and structurally and operationally independent Office of Health Standards Compliance (“Office”) with jurisdiction over the private sector and the public sector at all spheres of government. Importantly, however, SECTION27’s submission came to the conclusion that the proposed Office, as contemplated by the draft Bill, does not have an adequate level of structural and operational autonomy. SECTION27 is of the view that the proposed mandate of the Office cannot be discharged effectively unless it has an adequate level of structural and operational autonomy.