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Patient voices to be heard

Patient voices to finally be heard in the Health Market Inquiry In the early hours of 4 May 2011, Phindile Mlotshwa was startled awake because she couldn’t breathe. She didn’t make it to work that day because she had difficulty drawing…

SECTION27 Welcomes Motshekga’s comments

Statement: SECTION27 welcomes Minister Motshekga’s forthright comments 25 January 2016, Johannesburg – On 24 January 2016, the City Press reported that the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga recognised the catastrophic state of basic education at an education lekgotla, and…

Textbook provision for SA learners

Textbook Provision for Learners in South Africa: Supreme Court of Appeal Judgment in the BEFA Case This article first appeared on the Oxford Human Rights Hub.  Faranaaz Veriava In December 2015, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) in…

Angie reads riot act

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga describes the country’s education system as a “national catastrophe” and a “crisis”. Motshekga read the riot act to her officials and teachers’ unions in a speech delivered during an education lekgotla this past week. This article…

Regulation 8 Amendment

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. This amendment sought to change the current position concerning prescribed minimum benefits (PMBs), which is…