President Jacob Zuma has reiterated government's commitment to get the National Health Service into operation - despite drawing criticism in the past.
The Rural Health Advocacy Project says the budget was "disappointing" as it does not make provision for improvements in healthcare service delivery.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has left serious questions about the National Health Insurance scheme unanswered, writes Chris Archer.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi describes Dr Chris Archer's criticism of the national health insurance as ignorant at best.
Minister, please sit down with the private health sector before the NHI has us paying more but getting less, writes Dr Chris Archer.
Rwanda, too, has succeeded in doing what this country has only been talking about for 18 years..
Fixing healthcare needs a multidisciplinary approach, not just a medical focus.
Health editor Mia Malan talks about Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's decision to use public hospitals and the NHI.
Other African countries will benefit from SA's NHI too, according to the Gates Foundation
An effective healthcare system will free up donor money for more desperate countries.
NHI details are not clear but it is certain that the priveged few will have to do with less.
Experts say the National Health Insurance scheme could benefit rich and poor, with positive broader outcomes.
Its health system is comparable to the best in the world, achieved at a fraction of the cost of others.
Healthcare that is accessible to all is the foundation on which an equitable and efficient system must be built.
GPs with their own practices are interested in working for the NHI scheme â€“ with caveats.
Mia Malan reports on the challenges of involving medical schemes in the administration of the National Health Insurance scheme.
In the first of a two-part series about the NHI, Mia Malan reports on state plans to change the rigid reimbursement formula for private doctors.
If you are a doctor, Bhekisisa M&G Health Journalism Centre wants to hear from you. How would you like to be treated by the NHI?
What, if anything, does the private healthcare sector have to offer the rural poor?