busani-ngcaweniOn the eve of a quarter century of freedom and democracy, South Africa is engaged in yet another project of transformation that will bring us closer to the fulfilment of our constitutional objective to create a caring, inclusive and more equal society.

Cabinet is shortly expected to consider the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, which sets out to create, as Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said, a funding system for healthcare that will guarantee that every individual living in South Africa has access to a free and good quality healthcare at the time of need.

At the core of this initiative is to ensure the widest possible pooling of resources – financial resources to pay for healthcare, and the effective and efficient use of available human and other resources to provide quality healthcare to all…..more