In the face of growing pressure from within the ANC, President Cyril Ramaphosa will sign the contentious National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill into law on Wednesday, setting the stage for a protracted fight with business, healthcare professionals and opposition parties.

The bill sets in motion the government’s ambitious plans for universal health coverage, which to create a unified health system that provides patients with care that is free at the point of delivery, whether at a public or private facility...

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