Tag: National Health Insurance

Why the SA govt is incapable of running NHI

On the 8th of August the minister of health Zweli Mkhize proposed the National Health Insurance bill in the National Assembly. The bill has been of much consternation this week with health insurer Discovery seeing a knock to its share price. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss the ins and outs of the controversial bill is the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, Dr Johann Serfontein a Consultant at South African Private Practitioners’ Forum and Professor Alex van den Heever from Wits School of Governance.

Minister Mkhize on how to strengthen the NHI implementation process

A report on Public Health Strengthening was launched by the South African Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, in Johannesburg today. The report outlines the findings of research into the effectiveness of the National Health Insurance pilot campaign, and makes recommendations for the next phase of development. Minister Mkhize spoke to CNBC Africa’s Jill de Villiers.

#Budget2018 needs to be tougher than what SA has seen in the recent past

Old Mutual Investment Group’s Head of Economic Research, Johann Els argues significant tax hikes are needed.