Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that the country's borders would open to international travellers under the strictest conditions, the South African tourism sector has promised to keep these incoming travellers safe...
17 Sep 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic caught the country unaware, but several lessons can be drawn from the crisis as we look ahead into implementing the National Health Insurance (NHI)...
14 Sep 2020
The supplementary budget tabled last week by South Africa's finance minister, Tito Mboweni, whose primary objective was to make more money available for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, sheds no light on the relative prioritisation of prevention over treatment for Covid-19...
Alex van den Heever 30 Jun 2020
As the lockdown is relaxed, South Africa's focus should now be on how best to suppress the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus using other strategies...
Decision-making at the early stages of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (the coronavirus causing Covid-19) was constrained by a paucity of medical evidence and epidemiological data...
As the country and the film and advertising industry gears up to confront the post lockdown new normal, a great deal of attention has rightly been focused on the fresh creative and communication challenges the industry will confront in the days ahead...
Ian Gabriel 29 Apr 2020
What strategy should South Africa follow to contain the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus after the current 35-day lockdown? Any strategy should be informed by the trajectory of the disease, the effectiveness - or otherwise - of the current lockdown and how the particularities of the country will interact with the virus...
21 Apr 2020
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16 Dec 2019
Performance in South Africa's two tier health system - the public and the private - has been worsening for some time. Politicians have attempted to attribute the decline in the public sector to a myriad of ills, none of their making...
Alex van den Heever 19 Aug 2019
South Africans are unlikely to face crippling healthcare bills and have fairly good access to services, suggesting the country is well on the path to providing universal health coverage...
14 Dec 2017
Embattled Steinhoff executives face hefty prison sentences and fines if allegations of multibillion-dollar accounting fraud are proven true...
Graeme Hosken and Katharine Child 13 Dec 2017
The plan by the CMS to consolidate or dissolve small medical schemes posed risks to the people who belong to them....
2 Aug 2017
Medical aid cover could become far more expensive, Wits Professor and Health Economist Alex van den Heever warned at the Board of Healthcare Funders' conference in Durban.
29 Aug 2014
The annual Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) Southern African Conference will take place from 24-27 August 2014 at the ICC in Durban.
26 Aug 2014
Growth in membership of the Government Employees Medical Scheme (Gems) has led to a notable increase in medical aid membership generally.
25 Jun 2014
Reforms planned years ago will have to be implemented soon if medical aid schemes are to be affordable.
3 Jun 2014
Sponsored by Philips and hosted by CNBC Africa anchor Samantha Loring, the seventh 'Philips African Dialogues', took place at the CNBC Africa studios in Sandton on 17 October 2013, discussing the role and importance of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the future of healthcare in Africa.
23 Oct 2013
The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) will meet in Cape Town from 18 - 21 August for its annual Southern African conference under the theme "One Vision. One Future."
13 Aug 2013
South Africa's biggest medical scheme, Discovery Health, on Wednesday (21 November) apologised for misleading its 2.4m members about the requirements for convening a special general meeting, saying the rules on its website, which contain more stringent requirements than those actually registered with the Council for Medical Schemes, had been put there by mistake.
Tamar Kahn 22 Nov 2012
Civil society groups have appealed to the ministers of health and finance to reconsider the government's plans for regulating health insurance products, saying they do not go far enough to protect consumers.
1 Oct 2012
CNBC Africa will be screening the first episode of a new series called 'The African Dialogues', a discussion of issues and topics impacting society and business in Africa. The first dialogue touches on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, which targets the reduction of the rate of child mortality rates and improving maternal health.
8 Aug 2012
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the government will be advertising 92 hospital CEO posts to correct the issue of wrong placements, wrong qualifications and wrong experience or level.
29 Feb 2012
Despite failures in governance in health departments across provinces, the Green Paper on National Health Insurance (NHI) is silent on governance and accountability, says Social Security Systems Administration and Management Studies at the University of Witwatersrand Professor Alex van den Heever.
30 Sep 2011
The Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA) will hold its annual conference this week in Cape Town from 21-22 September at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
14 Sep 2011
Proposed changes to the healthcare industry by the government will have far-reaching consequences for the sector and for consumers. The Pan African Health Conference takes place on 15 and 16 September at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. The conference will bring together all stakeholders in the sector, as well as many ancillaries such as financial service providers, economists, medical associations, medical aid providers, development agencies, private healthcare companies and governmental representatives. The conference theme is Healthcare Funding and IT in Healthcare.
23 Jul 2010
A one year full-time tracking course, under the guidance of a master tracker, is being held at the Samara Game Reserve. Soon, 16 “soon to be tracking” students will be completing the course, whose sessions focus on interpreting animal behaviour from the tracks seen as well as lessons in conservation ethics, ancient culture and personal leadership,
15 Apr 2010
Now, more than ever, South Africa needs new stories of success in the area of relationship building. In his dynamic presentation, Alex van den Heever tackles issues of trust, conflict and polarisation in corporate and social South Africa.
Issued by Alex van den Heever 21 Apr 2009