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Health Market Inquiry update

On 16 October 2015, the Competition Commission published an amended Terms of Reference for the Market Inquiry into the Private Health Care Sector. While the scope of the health inquiry remains unchanged, the amendment indicates that the health inquiry will be completed by…

Free State loses 177 doctors

The number of doctors working in the public healthcare system in the Free State has dropped from 716 in 2014 to 539 this year. This amounts to a loss of 177 doctors – a 24% reduction in the number of…

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….

SCA to hear textbooks case

Supreme Court of Appeal to hear Limpopo textbooks case in November Johannesburg, 18 October 2015 – The appeal in the Limpopo textbooks case will be heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on Tuesday 24 November 2015. The…

Registration of orientation and mobility practitioners

The term of the Occupational Therapy Board of the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA) that was considering an application for registration made by the Orientation and Mobility Association of South Africa (“OMASA”) has ended. It is not clear…