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Spain did it, so why can’t South Africa nationalise healthcare to save lives?

South Africa is working towards establishing a publicly-funded universal health service and now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, is the time to implement it

Pregnant? Not on medical aid? You might be footing the bill to bring home baby

Women may be paying the price for decades’ old concessions to the medical aid industry.

​PPS reports solid operating performance despite tough market conditions

The financial services company was able to allocate R634.6-million to members’ unique profit-share accounts

Becoming: Why most medical aids don’t pay for transgender care

For transgender people, gender-affirming care can be a matter of life and death. But medical aids still see it as a choice rather than a necessity.

Transgender healthcare: What to know before you hit the waiting room

Finding gender-affirming care can be tough but there are some tips and resources to help.

READ: Aaron Motsoaledi’s speech on major changes to medical aids

The health minister has presented the Medical Schemes Amendment and National Health Insurance Bills

Rands and sense: Why the National Health Insurance may lead to better health budgets

As it stands, the policy may be woolly and imprecise but its promise is too bold to ignore.

Have questions about the National Health Insurance? We answer them

As Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi prepares to unveil the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill today, we tell you what you need to know about.

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Locally built ventilators ready in two weeks as Covid cases rise

The companies making the non-invasive devices, which will create jobs and are cheaper than other types, include car and diving manufacturers

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

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

Press Releases

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

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

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