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.

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Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders