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‘Social solidarity’ stopped actuaries devising policies to suit low-income earners

22 Feb 17
The final demarcation regulations drawing the line between medical insurance products and medical schemes was gazetted by the Treasury in December.…

Protectionist drugs policy will hurt region

21 Feb 17
Governments of the East African Community (EAC) have made a fatal error.…

Outdated exchange controls are crippling SA’s growth potential

07 Dec 16   Jasson Urbach
Every day, SA’s foreign exchange (forex) controls destroy more economic growth, job creation and transformation.…

Outdated exchange controls are crippling SA’s growth potential

29 Nov 16   Jasson Urbach
Every day, SA’s foreign exchange (forex) controls destroy more economic growth, job creation and transformation…

A buzzing economy helps keep malaria at bay

30 Sep 16   Jasson Urbach
EVERY nation gets the government it deserves, the 18th century French philosopher Joseph de Maistre wrote.…

OPINION: UN is barking up the wrong tree when it comes to access to drugs

20 Jul 16   Jasson Urbach
ACCESS to medicines for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), diabetes and other related diseases will dominate discussions when stakeholders convene at the International AIDS Conference in Durban next week.…

Collaborating with the private sector will assist in building a better public sector

29 Jun 16   Jasson Urbach
Collaborating with the private sector will assist in building a better public sector…

Allow market to dictate medicine prices

08 Jun 16   Jasson Urbach
IN 2014, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi accused pharmaceutical companies of being "satanic" and "genocidal".…

Taxing medical schemes a flawed approach

25 May 16   Jasson Urbach
IN HIS budget vote speech, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi repeated a lie when he asked, "how do we continue to justify a health-care system where 16% of the population, which in essence is the cream of the nation, have pooled their funds together i…

Swiss system gives voters a real say

13 Apr 16   Jasson Urbach
I WAS born and raised in SA, but my father is Swiss and I occasionally follow Swiss politics.…

Labour brokers provide deserved breaks

30 Mar 16   Jasson Urbach
ONE of the spin-offs from the recent #FeesMustFall campaign was the #EndOutsourcing campaign, which is premised on the dubious idea that outsourcing condemns workers to "slave wages" and in effect amounts to "human trafficking".…