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Constitutionality of NHI Bill Under the Microscope


Parliament 19 August 2019 The portfolio committee on health wants the State Attorney to update it on the constitutionality of the National Health Insurance Bill. In a statement, the committee…

National Health Insurance


Draft bill full text Published in GG 41725 of 21 June 2018 Year of publication 2018 Publication for comment (draft bill) Published in GG 41725 of 21 June 2018

National Health Insurance Bill Tabled


Parliament 8 August 2019 The National Health Insurance Bill has been tabled in parliament. The draft bill was published for comment last year. The bill aims to: • achieve universal…

Presidential Health Compact Signed


The Presidency 26 July 2019 The Presidential Health Compact has been signed. Speaking at the signing of the compact in Tshwane, president Ramaphosa described it as the “culmination of a…

NHI Implementation Unit on the Cards


Department of Health 16 July 2019 A National Health Insurance Implementation Unit is to be set up. The health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, announced this during the health department’s 2019…

National Health Insurance Bill on Track


Department of Health 27 June 2019 The Draft National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill will soon be tabled in parliament. The Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, revealed this while participating in…

Code of Conduct for Health Standards Inspectors in Place


Department of Health 4 June 2019 The Code of Conduct for Health Standards Inspectors is in place. The Office of Health Standards Compliance published the Code in Government Gazette 42496…

Schedules to Medicines and Related Substances Act Updated


Department of Health 24 May 2019 Schedules to the Medicines and Related Substances Act have been updated. The health department published the amendments in Government Gazette 42477. The amendments follow…

National Health Laboratory Service Amendment 2017


Draft bill full text Published in GG 39392 of 11 November 2015 Correction notice in GG 39414 of 13 November 2015 Year of publication 2015 Publication for comment (draft bill)…