Discovery Health launches contempt of court proceedings against RAF

Parties to seek a special allocation for the case to be heard as soon as possible in 2024

Load-shedding takes a toll on doctors’ mental health

A new survey finds SA's doctors are under great pressure as power cuts compromise patient care and push up costs

NCOP in surprise delay of vote on NHI bill

The move comes soon after intense lobbying from organised business, which appealed to presiding officers to stop it from being passed

Pepfar head assures countries of its continued support for HIV/Aids fight

Congress failed to reauthorise the programme for another five-year term but it is enshrined in US law

Big business slams NHI process as a mockery

Business urges NCOP to send the controversial National Health Insurance Bill back to MPs for more work

SA’s overall HIV prevalence drops — but more young people shun safe sex

Concern grows as fewer people in higher-risk groups are using condoms

Medical schemes regulator gets cheap options report

Report has potentially far-reaching implications for the industry,

Human Rights Commission to probe hospital horrors

FF+ report based on 273 patient complaints about neglect and abuse in all nine provinces

Hospitals of horror: report catalogues rot at public health facilities

FF+ asks human rights body to probe allegations including sexual abuse and insufficient anaesthetic

NCOP poised to vote on NHI bill without changes

The bill introducing sweeping reforms to SA’s healthcare system takes a step closer to final approval

Graca Machel calls for greater investment to end child marriage

Child marriage with parental consent is still permissible in SA though draft legislation seeks to criminalise the practice

Business hopeful on MPs softening NHI bill provisions

Martin Kingston says business groups have been led to believe there will be adjustments for medical schemes

SA fails to raise defences against tobacco industry influence

SA ranks 34th from bottom of 80 countries included in tobacco industry influence index

Auditor-general says failing to rein in medico-legal claims poses risk to NHI

Most cases due to staff negligence, some conceded and settled out of court thanks to lack of records

Accident victims win first legal fight to scrap RAF’s new requirements

Fund plans to appeal court ruling that it exceeded its powers in issuing new requirements and created barriers impeding accident victims’ ability to lodge ...

Discovery goes after defiant RAF for contempt of court

The Road Accident Fund has failed to comply with a Constitutional Court ruling to resume paying medical scheme claims

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