I had wondered whether two years into a global pandemic that has changed the world fundamentally and made SA’s existing challenges more acute, we would see any drastic re-prioritisation or re-budgeting from the National Treasury.

But look a little closer at the “fine print” of the full national budget document, and you’ll see that National Health Insurance (NHI) remains a central priority for the health department. However, so too is fiscal responsibility for the National Treasury, which the finance minister reiterated this week….more