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2020 – A healthcare upturn unlikely

 28 Jan 20
2019 brought with it a host of healthcare policy decisions, which aimed to stabilise the South African healthcare sector, promoting sustainability.…

National Health Insurance Bill a perfect example of state overreach

 14 Aug 19
The long-awaited National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill was published last week and the majority of MPs cheered. It was reminiscent of Nero, fiddling while Rome burned.…

How the government is rolling the dice on everyone’s health

05 Aug 19   Dr Johann Serfontein
Winston Churchill once said “Failure to plan, is planning to fail”. Planning is, however, not a guarantee of success.…

State takeover of academic hospitals is not the answer

18 Jul 19   Dr Johann Serfontein
There have been mounting calls recently for central academic hospitals to be moved into the national governance sphere, allowing the national health department to administer and run these institutions.…

The healthcare landscape after the elections: What can we expect?

14 May 19   Dr Johann Serfontein
Will elections lead to positive changes in SA’s Healthcare system?…

Looming NHI disaster would dwarf Eskom

04 Mar 19   Dr Johann Serfontein
As much as the country is currently focused on the crisis in Eskom, the nation seems to have lost sight of the looming NHI Fund, which will be twice the size of the failing power utility in financial terms.…