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Row over medical scheme merger

The amalgamation of Sizwe Medical Aid and Hosmed Medical Scheme, two major black-owned companies, has hit an unexpected hurdle

The NHI Bill is ‘not doom and gloom’

In a panel discussion hosted by the M&G, experts broke down what the NHI will practically mean for consumers

Are the medical aids really fleecing you?

There's good news and bad news when it comes to PMBs.

Medical aids may know their fate by 2020 under the National Health Insurance

Government and medical aids may be uncomfortable but necessary bedfellows.

Council for medical schemes contravened treasury regulations – AG

The AG's report has found that the Council for Medical Schemes failed to comply with laws governing the financial management of public entities.

Independent pharmacies take on medical aid ‘bullies’

Community chemists say racial profiling and gated network are putting them out of business.

Comment: Restore medical aids to good health

Private healthcare is meant to support public health, but it must be kept in check.

Whistle-blowers ‘being targeted’

The fallout from the dirty war being fought in South Africa's R85-billion-a-year health insurance industry grew this week.

Renaissance Health ailing

The woes of Renaissance Health Medical Scheme continue as the joint liquidators of the scheme have instituted action.

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Sassa disses disability grant applicants

Towards the end of level four of the lockdown, Sassa offices reopened for applications for old age pensions and childcare and foster care grants, but not for disability grants

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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