In a tough budget that has seen the Treasury cutting spending across government departments, not even health has been spared the axe.

A total of R3.9bn is to be cut from its baseline over the medium-term expenditure framework, a marked departure from Treasury’s determination in prior years to protect the sector from cuts that signals a sharp reality check for the government’s plans for achieving universal health coverage by 2023-26...

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