SECTION27 and Corruption Watch host civil society stakeholder meeting on the Market Inquiry

SECTION27 and Corruption Watch host civil society stakeholder meeting on the Market Inquiry

SECTION27 and Corruption Watch are hosting a civil society stakeholder meeting into the Competition Commission's Market Inquiry into the Private Health Care Sector. Tim Fish Hodgson and Janneke Saltner's presentation…

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SECTION27 releases fact sheet on the Market Inquiry into the Private Health Care Sector

SECTION27 releases fact sheet on the Market Inquiry into the Private Health Care Sector

SECTION27 has developed a fact sheet into the Market Inquiry. This publication is an easily accessible guide to the Inquiry which explains its importance. This publication has been produced ahead…

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Press Statement: SECTION27 WELCOMES THE RELEASE OF THE FINAL TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE COMPETITION COMMISSION’S HEALTH INQUIRY

SECTION27 WELCOMES THE RELEASE OF THE FINAL TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE COMPETITION COMMISSION’S HEALTH INQUIRY Introduction On Friday, 29 November 2013, the Competition Commission published the Final Terms of…

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TAC Advocacy in Action: Village Clinic past, present and future

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), supported by SECTION27, RHAP and MSF have been involved in a campaign to ensure that villagers in Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape get a clinic which ensures…

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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…

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SECTION27 AND TAC WELCOME THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF A MARKET INQUIRY INTO PRIVATE HEALTHCARE

SECTION27 and TAC welcome the announcement by Minister Ebrahim Patel that the Competition Commission will launch a market inquiry into the private healthcare sector in September 2013.

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SECTION27 publishes the “SECTION27 REVIEW, April 2010 – December 2011”

“ … a great deal has been accomplished. But a great deal remains to be done … this journey has only just begun. Yet millions of lives depend upon it.” — From the forward by Vuyiseka Dubula, Chairperson of the SECTION27 Board of Directors

SECTION27 is pleased to announce the publication of the “SECTION27 REVIEW”.

The “SECTION27 REVIEW” is available by clicking “Read more” below, or by contacting Tummy Seboko (by email at seboko@section27.org.za or by phone at 011 356 4100).

The “SECTION27 REVIEW” reports on the work of SECTION27 from April 2010 to December 2011 and also assesses important aspects of the government’s compliance with its duties under section 27 of the South African Constitution. It features an introduction by the Executive Director, Mark Heywood, an organisational report, and essays by Mark Heywood, Adila Hassim and Jonathan Berger.

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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.

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