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Bonitas: Medical schemes are expensive

In the final sitting of this general round of public hearings, the Panel heard from Improved Clinical Pathways Services, Bonitas Medical Fund and the Chiropractors Association of South Africa. Bonitas: “we [medical schemes] are all expensive to be quite honest” …

SAFMH Submission to the Health Market Inquiry

For the most part, mental health is a neglected health issue and often, because of the nature of the condition, leaves patients who suffer from mental health problems in need of protection. The SA Federation for Mental Health is a…

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…

SECTION27 Comment on Draft Terms of Reference for Market Inquiry

SECTION27 has sent a submission to the Competition Commission on the draft Terms of Reference for the Market Inquiry into the Private Health care Sector . It was endorsed by the Black Sash and by the Rural Health Advocacy Project. SECTION27’s recent…

Press statement: SECTION27 congratulates Competition Commission on recent successes

SECTION27 congratulates the Competition Commission of South Africa on its recent groundbreaking and far-reaching successes in prosecuting anti-competitive behavior in the telecoms and construction sectors. Both these sectors are integral in improving the lives of South Africans through their role in information provision and communication (on the part of Telkom) and infrastructure development (by construction companies).