Private Healthcare

Private healthcare loses more than R22-billion a year to fraud, waste

The Special Investigating Unit says it is actively targeting healthcare fraudsters.

Private healthcare market inquiry cost R196m – Patel

Public hearings took place in 2016, and the commission received written reports and feedback from 175 stakeholders

Estranged bedfellows: Why the private sector remains wary of universal healthcare

Globally, one in four private healthcare groups surveyed won’t work with governments.

‘Most citizens are poor so private hospitals seem costly – they are not’

Association argues statistics skew the view of private hospital costs after international study questions facilities' affordability.

Private healthcare inquiry counts cost of medical aid

Prescribed minimum benefits dominated the public hearings at the start of the Competition Commission's inquiry into the private healthcare market.

Dental work’s a kick in the teeth

Many dental assistants in private practices are paid very little and have to do menial tasks.

Medical aids have dentists over a barrel

Dentists say the reduced rates paid out by medical schemes 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.

Maximum intervention prescribed

The HPCSA failed to rein in medical aid schemes — now it’s up to the Competition Commission

Mediclinic drops R3-billion after share sale to fund acquisitions

The company stock dropped 4.7% after a share sale to institutional investors to generate cash for investment opportunities.

The cost malady; Foresight is 2020

Vital changes need to ?be made in healthcare to give patients better value for their money.

Mediclinic profit increases as more South Africans turn to private health

Mediclinic International has seen an increase in full-year profit as more patients have visited its hospitals and spent more money per visit.

Press Releases

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.