SAMA diagnoses NHI bill with uncertainty and appeals to the NCOP to reject the bill in its current state

By Daanyaal Matthews  The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has appealed to the National Council of Provinces to reject the National Health Insurance bill as it currently stands. The organization, that represents over ten thousand medical professionals, has cited issues of uncertainty regarding how the bill would effectively deal with[…]

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National Assembly passes Postbank Limited Amendment Bill

The National Assembly has passed the South African Postbank Limited Amendment Bill on Tuesday, with objections from the Democratic Alliance (DA), Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), United Democratic Movement (UDM), Freedom Front Plus (FF-Plus), African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the African Independent Congress (AIC). The Bill[…]

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Health Dept concludes Tobacco control webinars

LOCAL The Department of Health is expected to concluded a series of Tobacco Control webinars on Wednesday. Among the discussions include South Africa’s policies around tobacco control and the role of stakeholders in intensifying public awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco on the health and economy of the country.[…]

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British Muslims’ citizenship reduced to ‘second-class’ status, says report

INTERNATIONAL Many British Muslims have been reduced to “second-class” citizens as a consequence of citizenship-stripping powers introduced by the UK government since 2002, according to a new report by a race equality think tank. The report by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), entitled “Citizenship: from right to privilege“, follows the recent extension[…]

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