Latest articles on Healthcare Costs

Watch live: Competition Commission releases findings into private healthcare pricing

After months of delay, the commission's report could reveal what's really pushing up your medical bills.

Close to death, but “no medication for foreigners”

Many refugees flee their own war-torn countries to find safety in South Africa. But the country is not the safe haven they think it will be.

Uganda attempts to treat the malignant disease of inequality

With almost a quarter of Ugandan households spending over 10% of their income on medical treatment, the goal of universal healthcare seems far off.

Health systems innovation is the path to better health

New health discoveries are often not immediately accessible or affordable to the average individual, particularly in low and middle-income countries.

There’s healthy profit – and then there’s healthcare profits

"Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have," former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once said.

Hospitals – they’re making a killing

The three juggernauts of private healthcare are able to dictate prices for services, and medical aids are becoming less willing to cover the costs.

Spain’s family bonds lie at the heart and soul of great healthcare

Spain leads the world in organ transplants, but its success in the operating theatre is matched by its holistic approach outside.

Pay-as-you-go healthcare launches in South Africa

Pay-as-you-go healthcare could provide a possible cost saving for the man on the street.

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Mask rules are not meant to ‘criminalise’ the public

Shop owners and taxi drivers can now refuse entry to people who defy mandatory mask-wearing regulations

Ramaphosa asks all South Africans to help to avoid 50 000 Covid-19 deaths this year

Calling this ‘the gravest crisis in the history of our democracy’, the president said level three lockdown remains, but enforcement will be strengthened

Watch it again: Ramaphosa on risk-adjusted strategy to manage Covid-19

The president's address comes after a number of meetings with Cabinet and the National Command Council

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Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

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

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