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2019
Dis-Chem counts the cost of labour strikes – Business Tech 7 November 2019
Avoid ‘junk’ by slaughtering the three sacred cows – Anthea Jeffery Biz News 7 November 2019
NHI will only see more moms and babies die – Andrew Louw – Politics Web 4 November 2019
Controversial NHI will depend on tech for success – IT WEB 30 October 2019
New programmes to reduce cost of living in South Africa- Business Tech 31 October 2019
NHI BILL AN EQUALISER IN TERMS OF HEALTH, SAYS DHLOMO – EWN 1 NOVEMER 2019
NHI budget plans 'no longer affordable' – Treasury – Fin24 30 October 2019
NHI revenue could fall in SOE debt blackhole – BizNews 31 October 2019
PARLY MOVES AHEAD WITH NHI BILL PUBLIC HEARINGS DESPITE CONCERNS OVER FUNDING – EWN 1 NOVEMBER 2019
Respected health director-general resigns – Business Day 1 November 2019
The 2019 medium term budget speech in a nutshell – Business Tech 30 October 2019
What’s the function of pharmacists in the NHI? Health ENews 1 November 2019 | Thabo Molelekwa
Urgent intervention needed at state hospitals – FF Plus POLITICSWEB – 30 OCTOBER 2019
100 000 submissions on NHI Bill received – News24 23 October 2019
NHI will help create a more equal, productive society – Business Day 24 October 2019
Nurses' association defends public sector wage bill in MTBPS wish list – IOL 29 October 2019
Spotlight on NHI: Q&A with the head of the NHI office – The Citizen 23 October 2019
SA has a huge backlog of medicines awaiting registration - here's how that can hit your pocket – News24 24 October 2019
South Africa takes next steps towards the new NHI – Business Tech 23 October 2019
The NHI unpacked by the MEC for Health – Bosveld Review 25 October 2019
Traditional healers have a bone to pick with NHI – The Citizen 29 October 2019
112 is the new number to call for medical emergencies – IOL 19 October2019112 is the new number to call for medical emergencies – IOL 19 October2019
HMI findings and recommendations – FASKEN October 2019
How climate change will hit healthcare sector – IOL 18 October 2019
Nehawu embarks on campaign to support NHI – The Citizen 18 October 2019
SAPC must withdraw instruction to members to pledge support for NHI – Sakeliga – Politicsweb 15 October 2019
South Africa is facing a doctor shortage – here’s why – Business Tech 20 October
The future of SA healthcare is uncertain – Moneyweb 18 October
DA reveals that an R5 billion budget was spent on failed NHI pilots –The South African 15 October 2019
Don’t roll the dice on NHI – Business Day 16 October 2019
Market is anything but free in health-care sector – Business Day 15 October 2019
NHI musn’t just be about the money – Daily Maverick 15 October 2019
Pharmacy Council tries to bully members into supporting NHI – Solidarity – Politicsweb 15 October 2019
SAPC must withdraw instruction to members to pledge support for NHI – Sakeliga – Politicsweb 15 October 2019
Busa and health department in ‘cordial and constructive’ first meeting on NHI – Business Day 13 October 2019
Gems Digitising towards universal healthcare – Moneyweb 14 October 2019
Have your say on NHI Bill in October - IOL – 22 September 2019
On-site residence facility to keep medical students safe – HealthENews 14 Oktober 2019
Soweto residents weigh in on the NHI – HealthEnews 14 October 2019
Tackling SA’s booze crisis needs practical, upstream measures – Business Day 14 October 2019
Why NHI should focus on cutting costs in the private sector first – Citizen 14 October
Why SA has a shortage of doctors and nurses – News24 14 October 2019
A strange and irrational course of action – Boksburg Advertiser 2019
Focus should be on building the public healthcare system – The Citizen 9 October 2019
NHI will be ‘Eskom for healthcare’ due to public health misconduct – DA – The South African 11 October 2019
Sums on SA's mental health spend not pretty – Fin24 (10 October 2019)
Why is the ANC rejecting Tito Mboweni’s great ideas to save SA – BizNews 11 October 2019
2026 deadline for NHI implementation too tight, FFC warns - Sowetan 9 October 2019
FirstRand chair mystified by government – Moneyweb 9 October 2019
MKHIZE - PRIVATE HEALTH CARE WILL BE HARDER TO AFFORD WHEN THE NHI IS FUNCTIONAL – EYEWITNESS NEWS 8 OCTOBER 2019
Nehawu, throws its weight behind NHI – The Citizen 8 October 2019
NHI Bill defended, supported, and welcomed by NEHAWU – The South African 7 October 2019
No hospitals accredited for NHI in Gauteng – Jack Bloom – Politicsweb 8 October 2019
Private health inquiry a cynical ploy for state intervention – Politicsweb 9 October 2019
Private health sector ‘must be reined in’ – IOL 8 October 2019
Zweli Mkhize on the spot over state’s role in private health – Business Day 9 October 2019
‘I will not consider running’ – Winde after IRR’s ‘supportive’ tweets – The Citizen 2 October
Blind spots in comment on health report (letter) – Business Day 6 October 2019
Blow to NHI — but is anyone listening? – Financial Mail 3 October 2019
Collusion in private hospitals – Mail & Guardian 7 October
Health market inquiry tried to fill gaps in SA’s regulatory framework – Business Day 3 October 2019
Healthcare is a right and not a commodity – NEHAWU – Politicsweb 7 October 2019
Improved private healthcare sector regulation would benefit the NHI – HMI – Moneyweb 1 October 2019
KZN NEHAWU CALLS FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF STATE-OWNED PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY – EWN 1 OCTOBER 2019
NEHAWU welcomes the launch of the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum – Politicsweb 2 October 2019
NHI poses no threat to the private sector – IOL 4 October 2019
NHI takes away people's rights ... and will be as bad as Eskom - Helen Zille – Times Live 2 October 2019
Parliament extends deadline for NHI Bill submissions – Business Day 2 October 2019
Ramaphosa launches anti-corruption forum ‘to protect the NHI Fund’ – Health eNews 1 October
The Health Market Inquiry is a carefully considered analysis, unlike the dodgy NHI workup - Daily Maverick 4 October 2019
Committee extends written submissions deadline for NHI Bill – News 24 2 October 2019
Govt using private health care report to justify NHI – FF Plus – Politics Web 2 October 2019
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PHASA 2019 Reflections: The right to health after 25 years of democracy – HealtheNews 1 October 2019
RAMAPHOSA BLASTS CORRUPTION IN HEALTH SECTOR – EYEWITNESS NEWS 1 OCTOBER 2019
Why private sector reforms are essential to make NHI work - Marcus Low for Spotlight• 30 September 2019
NHI needs all our input: Dr. Zweli Mkhize – Public Eye 30 September 2019
Private sector reforms vital for NHI, says health market inquiry – Business Day 30 September 2019
Speakers from leading Institutions Join Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2019 – ITNews Africa 23 September 2019
Xenophobia does exist in SA, says Roshan Dadoo IOL 20 SEPTEMBER 2019
More medical scheme pain: Bonitas joins Discovery with hefty price hike – Fin24 18 September 2019
Ramaphosa launches modern NHI clinic in Eastern Cape – The SouthAfrican 17 September 2019
7 government policies that are likely to have the worst impact on South Africa’s economy – BusinessTech 16 September 2019
South Africa’s NHI pilot projects were not a failure: health minister – Business Tech 17 September 2019
10 questions about Sizani Universal Healthcare — the DA’s answer to NHI- HealtheNews 16th September 2019
70 000 objections to NHI indicate need to extend public participation – Politicsweb 17 September 2019
All Gauteng state hospitals and clinics fail safety audit – News24 29 August 2019
August market economic update – Moneyweb 4 September 2019
DA in Western Cape 'unequivocally reject' NHI Bill – IOL 13 September 2019
Deputy health minister says NHI naysayers simply fear unknown – IOL 30 August 2019
Discovery Health CEO Jonathan Broomberg on NHI’s impact – Financial Mail 28 August 2019
Discovery’s full-year results emphasise strategy for continued investment – Business Report 4 September 2019
August downturn makes SA equities even cheaper – The South African 12 September 2019
ERNST VAN ZYL State’s dismal track record shows NHI will be a costly failure – Business Day 5 September 2019
EXPERTS DEBATE NHI – EYE WITNESS NEWS 28 AUGUST 2019
Gauteng Health MEC 100 Days: The challenges are well known, but they aren’t insurmountable’ HealtheNews 10th September 2019
Gauteng Premier downplays NHI problems – Jack Bloom – Politics Web 28 August 2019
Govt is responsible for sick healthcare system – AfriForum – Politicsweb 12 September 2019
Health facility watchdog calls for more funds – Business Day 4 September 2019
Here’s how govt can fix its huge debt account, the CDE says – The Citizen 30 August 2019
Interest rate decision is a close call says Merrill Lynch, while funding for the NHI will slow rollout – Business Tech 30 August 2019
Worried about the health of SA companies? Let's look at the data - Fin24 29 August 2019
NHI Bill's intentions noble, but collaboration necessary – Personal Finance 28 August 2019
NHI is a step forward in revolutionising healthcare – Makhura – The Citizen 28 August 2019
Parliament engages with The Elders about controversial NHI Bill – The South African 3 September 2019
PARLY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON NHI BILL – EYE WITNESS NEWS 3 SEPTEMBER 2019
Philips Africa CEO shares his thoughts on the NHI initiative – Business Day 5 September 2019
Prepare to get hit by NHI funding in six years – BizNews 2 September 2019
Rebuilding health systems from the bottom up: a South African case study – BizCommunity 12 September 2019
Roll-out nation-wide public hearings on NHI -– Politicsweb 1 September 2019
Slow start for Discovery Bank – Moneyweb 5 September 2019 Signs up 22 000 customers in first three months.
State’s dismal track record shows NHI will be a costly failure – Business Day 5 September 2019
The bizarre way government plans to fund the NHI – Business Tech 5 September 2019
The bizarre way government plans to fund the NHI – BusinessTech 5 September
Health facility watchdog calls for more funds – Business Day 4 September
Things are much better than we think, yet our tendency is to propagate a denialist mindset that skews our perception of reality. – Daily Maverick 4 September 2019
To NHI or not to NHI, that is the question. A Serious One – Daily Maverick 30 August 2019
What’s wrong with the NHI Bill Let us count the ways – Business Day 11 September 2019
Why more time is needed for comments on NHI – HSF – Politics Web 11 September 2019
Your new life under South Africa’s NHI – Business Tech 10 September 2019
Private sectors is prepared to resolve South Africa's unemployment crisis, WEF hears – Business Report 4 September 2019
Ramaphosa's losing strategy – Politicsweb 29 August 2019
Traditional medicine has vital role to play in SA – Health MEC Masuku – The Citizen 31 August 2019
What we do and don't know about NHI and our health care - Sunday Times 1 September 2019
Ferial Haffajee: The private sector medical complex needs a wake-up call too – Fin24 23 August 2019
How the NHI will work over time – Business Live 25 August 2019
MAKHURA NHI IS THE ANSWER TO REVOLUTIONISE PUBLIC HEALTH – EYE WITNESS NEWS 28 AUGUST 2019
5 important things happening in South Africa today – Business Tech 22 August 2019
An alternative to NHI: unpacking the Sizani Universal Healthcare plan – The South African 22 August 2019
Opponents of NHI are against transformation – Ramaphosa – News24 22 August 2019
Role of medical aids in NHI still unclear – Discovery – The Citizen 22 August 2019
The unintended consequences of the debt relief bill – Financial Mail 22 August 2019
The NHI A tale of two hospitals – Politics Web 26 August
Thebemed placed under provisional curatorship – Business Report 27 August 2019
We're not targeting Ramaphosa – Politics Web 26 August 2019
De Klerk Foundation says NHI will have 'disastrous consequences' – ANA – POLITICS 23 AUGUST 2019
Discovery says NHI bill’s restriction of medical schemes ‘counterproductive’ – Business Day 15 August 2019
‘Relax, NHI will not happen’: Sunday Independent, 18 August 2019
All avenues are considered to fight NHI - Solidarity 16 August
COMMENT Where Cyril went wrong – Financial Mail 15 August 2019
Dipping into state savings for NHI a risky gamble, pundits say – The Citizen 16 August 2018
Good medicine for some, a bitter pill for others - the NHI era has dawned Saturday Star, 17 August 2019
If we don’t fix SA soon … Daily Maverick 16 August 2019
If we don’t fix SA soon … Daily Maverick 16 August 2019
Making sense of the NHI and your future medical costs – Biz News 15 August
National Health Insurance will kill medical schemes, says institute – Business Day 15 August 2019
NHI Bill must prioritise people, not private interest By Health-e News• 18 August 2019
NHI is a good idea, but must be forged by consultation Sunday Times, 18 August 2019
NHI rattles medical schemes - and stocks: Business Times, 18 August 2019
NHI will bridge gaps in healthcare system – Politics Web 14 August 2019
Rescuing and reforming economy our primary focus – Mmusi Maimane- Politics Web 18 August 2019
We are part of the #FriendsOfNHI - SACP
The state is too broken to blunder on with universal healthcare Daily Maverick 14 August
MEC says NHI will be excellent Sunday Independent, 18 August 2019
MEC says NHI will be excellent Sunday Independent, 18 August 2019
A man on a mission to make NHI work Mark Heywood: Daily Maverick, 19 August 2019
Healthcare for all is the wish and NHI the means yet to be perfected – Business Day 20 August
INTERVIEW NHI Bill is not what the ICU doctor ordered Mark Heywood: Daily Maverick, 16 August 2019
Parliament to study legality of NHI Bill Business Day, 16 August 2019
Healthcare for all is the wish and NHI the means yet to be perfected – Business Day 20 August
Is the National Health Insurance Bill open to a constitutional challenge? Daily Maverick Business, 20 August 2019
Healthcare for all is the wish and NHI the means yet to be perfected – Business Day 20 August
Healthcare for all is the wish and NHI the means yet to be perfected – Business Day 20 August
Reaction to the NHI bill is ill-informed and a constructive discussion is needed – IOL 20 August 2019
NHI, Bosasa, CR17 – tough questions Ramaphosa will have to answer this week – The Citizen 20 August 2019
Neglect at hospitals a threat to NHI – Sowetan 20 August 2019
Cosatu says new law will free up capital – Business Day 20 August 2019
5 important things happening in South Africa today – Business Tech 21 August 2019
A tragedy that’s indicative of SA’s failing health systems Daily Maverick 21 August 2019
Discovery’s red flags – Daily Maverick 21 August 2019
Forget NHI: Strengthen what we have, and build what we need — jobs – Daily Maverick 21 August 2019
Rand rallies after data shows slowing inflation, stocks up – Moneyweb 21 August 2019
The NHI Bill is ‘not doom and gloom’ – Mail & Guardian 21 August 2019
Discovery says NHI bill’s restriction of medical schemes ‘counterproductive’ – Business Day 15 August 2019
MEC says NHI will be excellent Sunday Independent, 18 August 2019
NHI cannot be conjured from existing materials – IOL 18 August 2019
We have a year until our economy collapses – Maimane – The Citizen 14 August
How you will be paying for the NHI, and what happens to your medical aid – everything you need to know - BusinessTech 8 August 2019
ANC scores one out of seven for promises kept since elections – The Citizen, 8 August 2019
How the government is rolling the dice on everyone’s health – Business Day 2 August 2019
NHI aims to provide access to health services for everyone – IOL - 5 August 2019
NHI Bill to be released on Thursday – Business Day, 7 August 2019
Shortcomings of NHI evident - Politicsweb 1 August 2019
The road to universal health coverage – Pretoria News – 2 August 2019
HHealth compact needs budget increase, warns Western Cape MEC – Business Day 30 July 2019
DA on NHI bill: Pilot projects were a complete disaster - The South African 30 July 2019
Masuku prepares Gauteng’s health system for NHI – Health E-News 31 July 201
Cape Health MEC warns against cost of new health-care plan – IOL News 31 July 2019
Here’s why migrants must be part of South Africa’s universal health plan – The South African 30 July 2019
LETTER NHI funding idea absurd – Business Day 30 July 2019
Minister must account for damning findings on NHI pilots – Siviwe Gwarube – Politics Web 29 July 2019
'NHI is clearly unconstitutional and outright tyrannical' SA Capitalist Party – Rnews 30 July 2019
Why SA’s 4 million migrants must be part of universal health plan – The Citizen 29 July 2019
Minister gives NHI a budget pick-me-up Business Times, 14 July 2019
NHI ‘will kill SA’s economy, chase away doctors’ Times Select, 15 July 2019
NHI: Doctors will treat everyone, regardless of their ability to pay TimesLIVE, 12 July 2019
NHI dream is actually a sick and unaffordable nightmare TimesLIVE, 13 July 2019
Compact will ensure quality healthcare, says Ramaphosa - Health E News 25 July 2019
Cost of NHI set to more than double News 24, 24 July 2019
GROCOTT'S MAIL CONTRIBUTORS - JULY 12, 2019
Helen Zille joins Institute for Race Relations – News24 28 July 2019
LETTER: Devil is in the NHI detail – Business Day 25 July 2019
Limpopo hospital in dire state: SAHRC finds dirty areas, rotting and expired food – News24 26 July 2019
NHI needs political will to succeed, - Business Day 26 July 2019
SECTION27 AND TREATMENT ACTION CAMPAIGN SUBMISSION - 11 July 2019
South Africans justified in feeling 'skeptical' about NHI bill - Radio 702 - 13 July 2019
South Africa’s NHI pilot project shows ‘mixed’ results – Business Tech 26 July 2019
Cost of NHI set to more than double News 24, 24 July 2019
ANC, DA still at odds over National Health Insurance – News24 - 5 July 2019
GOVT WORKING ON ACCELERATING IMPLEMENTATION OF NHI – MKHIZE – EYE WITNESS NEWS 5 JULY 2019
HMI-prompted ethical rules redrafting underway - Medical Brief 26 June 2019
National Health Insurance nears implementation – Zululand Observer 3 July 2019
South Africa’s NHI will be introduced soon – whether you like it or not - Business Tech 26 June 2019
Transfer of Academic Hospitals to national government to be opposed – Jack Bloom – Politics Web 2 July 2019
Licence examiner arrested in KZN – NorthGlen News 29 June 2019
NHI Bill to be tabled in parliament, - Business Day 25 June 2019
20 key points from the State of the Nation Address – Business Insider 20 June 2019
Increase public health funding, civil society urges government – Business Day 18 June 2019
President promises revised NHI plan – BizCommunity 21 June 2019
Ramaphosa’s many words speak of little insight – Solidarity 21 June 2019
The strength of the middle ground in BEE, land and race debates – IOL 12 June 2019
The one way Ramaphosa could change how he runs his office – Business Tech 11 June 2019
NHI no utopia for health system – AfriForum 9 June 2019
#AfricaMonth: Re-envisioning Africa's healthcare system – Bizcommunity, 31 May
Ramaphosa announces Zweli Mkhize as the next health minister – Health E-News 29 May 2019
Union welcomes appointment of Zweli Mkhize as health minister – IOL 30 May 2019
Get to know Gauteng Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku – The Citizen 30 May 2019
Medicine price transparency is a sticky issue at WHA Kerry Cullinan May 27, 2019 News The World Health Assembly reports that universal health coverage is gaining momentum, but many governments are intent on keeping their medicine prices secret. F
Black business pleased Ramaphosa is reinstating policy and research unit in the presidency - Sowetan 14 May
Cyril Ramaphosa is establishing a unit in the presidency which he hopes - Herald Live 18 May 2019
Ramaphosa’s Cabinet spring cleaning targets fewer than 30 – Mbalula – Biz News 14 May 2019
Elections2019 Should Motsoaledi stay? Health eNews 6 May 2019
Five appointments to watch after May8 Daily Maverick 6 May 2019
#Elections2019: Plans to fix Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha – Cape Argus 2 May 2019
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Spotlight on SA’s failing health system – News24 May 2, 2019
Hundreds march in Cape Town for National Health Insurance – Groundup 24 April 2019
Limpopo trains nurses, but ‘too broke’ to employ them The Citizen 25 April 2019
Integrity Commission of ANC must be empowered - NEHAWU
Urban-rural inequalities will hamper a successful NHI - eHealth News 10 April, 2019
Denosa says Motsoaledi 'has reached pinnacle of his career', wants him out - POLITICS / 14 MARCH 2019
#Elections2019 What political parties pledge –IOL 17 March 2019
Violence raises the urgent need for more health services Mail & Guardain 15 Mar 2019 00:00
You can't afford not to have medical cover Sowetan 14 March 2019
Dispelling myths surrounding loss of jobs, affordability, access Dr Aaron Sunday Independent, 17 February 2019
EC HEALTH DEPT ROLLS OUT NHI READINESS PROGRAMME – 25 FEBRUARY
BUDGET SPECIAL REPORT BusinessLIVE, 20 February 2019
How Ramaphosa got it wrong on NHI – Times Select 12 February
Looming NHI disaster would dwarf Eskom blowout Johann Serfontein: Business Day, 21 February 2019
SONA’s confirmation of NHI bad news – Solidarity 11 February
Will the budget lead to more doctors being sued for negligence? BizCommunity, 22 February 2019
Ramaphosa sets up “war room” to prepare for free health services -APA 13 February
Ramaphosa sets up “war room” to prepare for free health services -APA 13 February
How Ramaphosa got it wrong on NHI – Times Select 12 February
President’s plan for fixing health delayed again Business Day, 13 February 2019
SONA’s confirmation of NHI bad news – Solidarity 11 February
The health crisis set to stay in the shadows at SONA Daily Maverick 7 February 2019
Private hospitals warn draft NHI laws threaten 132,000 jobs – Business Day 4 Feb
Activists call on President to tackle healthcare crisis: Business Day, 7 February 2019
ANC aims to rise levels of investments by R1.2 trillion over next four years – Sunday Independent 13 January 2019
#BizTrends2019: SA's state of health – BizCommunity 7 January 2019