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Loss of the right to rear a child does not give rise to constitutional damages

Published: Wed, 22 Mar 17

By Justin Malherbe and Rukshana Parker Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc. Our law does not recognise a claim for constitutional damages for loss of a parent’s right to rear a child who was stillborn as a result of medical negligence. In Mbhele v MEC Health for the Gauteng Province, an expectant mother ...
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Consumer experience and efficiencies: the core focus for the FSB’s transition to FSCA

Published: Mon, 20 Mar 17

            Advocate Dube Tshidi, Executive Officer at FSB                     It has been said many times that that the only constant is change. This rings true for the Financial ...
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Medical aid vs medical insurance – the demarcation regulations

Published: Mon, 20 Mar 17

After four years of consultation, the Treasury finally gazetted the demarcation regulations in December, ending years of uncertainty on the future of gap cover, hospital cash plans and primary healthcare policies. The issue at stake has been about where the line should be drawn (hence demarcation regulations) between ...
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SA sees new treatment option for cancer patients

Published: Thu, 16 Mar 17

A new cancer centre in Cape Town has introduced an innovative treatment option for cancer patients called Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). Researched and developed by a global team of professionals, research scientists and physicians, PDT uses light to destroy cancer tissue and is unique in its non-invasive, affordable ...
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Life Esidimeni - Independent tribunal appointed

Published: Wed, 15 Mar 17

Pretoria: Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has appointed an Ad-hoc Independent Tribunal to process all appeals relating to the Health Ombudsman report, which looked into the deaths of mentally ill patients in Gauteng. The tribunal will be headed by the retired Judge President of the Gauteng High Court, Bernard ...
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GEMS is now serving more members than ever before

Published: Tue, 14 Mar 17

Getting even closer to our growing family in 2017 and beyond   More than a quarter of individuals who joined the public service in 2016 also joined the family of South Africa’s largest restricted medical scheme, the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS), which is now extending more care to more ...
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How to effectively treat acute coughs in children

Published: Mon, 13 Mar 17

Coughs in children Coughs are common in school age children, occurring 7 to 10 times a year. 1Apgiii5 Cough is a particularly bothersome symptom that tends to resolve slowly; half of children recover by 10 days and 90 % by 25 days, suggesting that 10 % of children still cough 3 to 4 weeks after falling ill. 1Bpgiii5 ...
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PoPI and your medical aid company

Published: Fri, 10 Mar 17

The Protection of Personal Information Act has been a long time coming. With the appointment of the Information Regulator in October, companies across South Africa are now seriously looking at their data security systems and seeing how they can improve them. The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act was signed ...
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Gauteng allocates more money for mental health

Published: Wed, 08 Mar 17

Johannesburg: Gauteng MEC for Finance Barbara Creecy has increased allocations for mental health care from R700 million to R893. 8 million as the province seeks to avoid a repeat of the tragedy in which 100 mental health patients died. MEC Creecy said the Health Department would use this extra money to provide resources ...
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Making sense of the primary healthcare demarcation regulations

Published: Tue, 07 Mar 17

There has been some confusion around primary healthcare products and the possibility of them being discontinued. “In terms of the Draft Demarcation Regulations recently gazetted, these products have been thrown a lifeline by virtue of a 2-year exemption,” says John Cranke, Principal: Midlands Employee ...
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Medical over-servicing in South Africa

Published: Fri, 03 Mar 17

Every year, medical scheme contributions increase and yet medical schemes still find it hard to make ends meet. This is in the face of the never-ending healthcare cost increases. What is going on? Medical aid fraud, waste and abuse contributes significantly to private healthcare cost increases, and the financial ...
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Health Insurance Demarcation Regulations

Published: Fri, 03 Mar 17

What does it mean for your healthcare planning?   On 23 December 2016, National Treasury promulgated the latest version of the Demarcation Regulations (DR) in parliament, for implementation on 1 April 2017. Although the regulations will become effective then, existing health insurance products will only ...
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Saving young lives from substance abuse

Published: Fri, 03 Mar 17

By Gabi Khumalo The sight of young people spending the entire day sharing drugs in street corners, whilst others drink alcohol at nearby shebeens and taverns was greatly disturbing for Algino Nelson. The young activist from a small Eastern Cape town knew he had to do something. He had seen peoples’ lives ...
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Gap cover still crucial to prevent in-hospital medical bill surprises

Published: Thu, 02 Mar 17

Cape Town: When stricter regulation for Gap Cover come into play in April this year, it is important that we are not discouraged from taking out this crucial form of medical insurance, says Feroza Joosub, Head of Sanlam Gap Cover. The so-called new ‘demarcation regulations’ are expected to cap ...
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More than two million tested for HIV in KZN

Published: Wed, 01 Mar 17

Pretoria: KwaZulu-Natal is on course to reach the target of 2. 6 million people tested for HIV. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu said through Provider Initiated Counselling and Testing, the province has already tested more than two million people (2 098 402). “We will intensify our new approach to counselling ...
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The impact of new gap cover and hospital cash plan laws

Published: Tue, 28 Feb 17

      Sujeeth Bishoon, executive head at Acuideas             Johannesburg, Gauteng: After four years of debate, new regulations regarding gap cover and hospital cash plans will be enforced as of the 1st of April 2017. Government ...
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A strong relationship with your doctor is the cornerstone of better health

Published: Tue, 28 Feb 17

Avoid the dangers and expense of “doctor hopping”   There are few things more beneficial to a person’s health than a strong and trusting long-term relationship with one doctor. “Some individuals mistakenly believe that having several doctors, rather than building a solid ...
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Information Regulator – more than a POPI regulator

Published: Tue, 28 Feb 17

By Tatum Govender and Rakhee Bhikha Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc. In her latest briefing session on 13 February 2017, advocate Pansy Tlakula, Chairperson of the Information Regulator, elaborated on the work that the office of the Information Regulator will be focused on and the progress they have made ...
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Healthcare in South Africa – consumers have their say

Published: Fri, 24 Feb 17

At the end of last year, the Competition Commission conducted an inquiry of the private healthcare sector to get to the bottom of the industry’s overinflated prices. At the same time, a healthcare consumer survey took place. It also stimulates competitors to work harder, provide better quality services, at superior ...
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Rare Disease Day puts the spotlight on research and awareness

Published: Thu, 23 Feb 17

Approximately 50% of the people affected by rare diseases are children. [i] Of these young patients, 30% will not live to see their 5th birthday. [ii] Furthermore, rare diseases are responsible for 35% of deaths in the first year of life. As part of a worldwide campaign to raise awareness for patients, families and ...
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