Streaming issues? Report here
Aubrey Masango 702 Gradient Aubrey Masango 702 Gradient
The Aubrey Masango Show
20:00 - 00:00
volume_up
volume_mute

The Aubrey Masango Show
20:00 - 00:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics
fiber_manual_record
Local

Dullah Omar Institute wants transparency on NHI Fund appointments

5 December 2019 12:22 PM
Tags:
NHI Bill
The Dullah Omar Institute

Research and advocacy officer Motlatsi Komote reflects on some of the institutes' concerns about national health insurance.

The Dullah Omar Institute made a submission to the Portfolio Committee on Health on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill last Friday.

Even though the institute supports the idea of universal health care coverage, its submission highlights concerns about transparency and accountability to members of the public in the governance structures of the NHI Fund.

RELATED: 'NHI will improve health access to all South Africans'

Africa Melane on the Eusebius McKaiser chats to the institute's research and advocacy officer Motlatsi Komote.

The Dullah Omar Institute is in support of universal health-care coverage and that is something the bill aims to speak to. But the bill goes further in speaking about the NHI Fund which speaks about the different stakeholders that are involved in this whole fund.

Motlatsi Komote, Research and advocacy officer - The Dullah Omar Institute

The general outcry for most civil society organisations is that the minister has the power to appoint and dismiss essentially everyone including the ad-hoc advisory panel who would be in charge of shortlisting board members of boards she explains.

The minister would also be in charge of dissolving the board. One of the issues we have is that the minister would also be in charge of the appointing of the advisory panel. There seems to be a centralisation of power and we are calling for a decentralisation of power. The public needs to be involved in some of these processes and should know who is appointed and why they are appointed.

Motlatsi Komote, Research and advocacy officer - The Dullah Omar Institute

Listen below to full conversation:


5 December 2019 12:22 PM
Tags:
NHI Bill
The Dullah Omar Institute

More from Politics

factory-production-manufacturejpg

SA economy: 'Manufacturing remains an engine of growth and must be prioritised'

23 September 2020 6:53 PM

The sector is at a tipping point. Arabile Gumede interviews Philippa Rodseth from industry body, the Manufacturing Circle.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

zwanejpg

Witness confirms that Mosebenzi Zwane knew about illegal activities

23 September 2020 12:49 PM

According EWN reporter Nthakoana Ngatane, Mokoena says the former MEC came up with the idea of prepayment.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Corruption money bribes 123rf

More whistleblowers report corruption during pandemic, police top the list

22 September 2020 6:43 PM

Corruption Watch has released its 2020 report on corruption trends. Arabile Gumede interviews CW's Kavisha Pillay.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

screen-shot-2020-09-22-at-71026-ampng

'KPMG allowed itself to be used to justify actions that had already been taken'

22 September 2020 7:48 AM

Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu reflects on his new book titled Enabler or Victim: KPMG SA and State Capture.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

SAA

We’ll find the money (R10.5bn)! We won’t allow SAA to die – Public Enterprises

21 September 2020 6:23 PM

The "new" SAA needs more than R10 billion to take off. Arabile Gumede interviews Intellidex’s Peter Attard Montalto.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Judge courts justice judgment law legal 123rflegal 123rflaw 123rfpolitics 123rf

New York court grants IDC order to have access to Gupta family financial records

21 September 2020 12:44 PM

News24 journalist Kyle Cowan gives more insight on what the ruling will mean for the attempt to prove that money was laundered.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Nigeria flag nigerian 123rf 123rfAfrica 123rfBusiness

'March to Nigerian Embassy against crime could fuel xenophobic violence'

21 September 2020 7:43 AM

Human Rights Watch South African director Dewa Mavhinga reflects on the planned march to the Nigerian Embassy against crime.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

COVID-19 virus coronavirus outbreak blood sample test tube 123rfpolitics 123rf

UPDATE: 13 more COVID-19 deaths as SA recoveries surpass 590,000

20 September 2020 9:07 PM

The number of national recoveries so far is 590,071, which translates to a recovery rate of 89.2%. Gauteng has 193,153 recoveries.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

South African Airways SAA 123rf 123rfbusiness

Government commits to give SAA R10.5bn but where will this money come from?

18 September 2020 1:01 PM

Daily Maverick journalist Ray Mahlaka and Sacca president Zazi Nsibanyoni-Mugambi reflect on government's commitment.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Herman Mashaba

Action SA given mandate by 2.4 million citizens to run for elections - Mashaba

18 September 2020 7:17 AM

Party leader Herman Mashaba says it is time for citizens to elect people who will serve them and not their political needs.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Local

national_lottery.jpg

Diverted Lotto millions: 'Can we please get to holding people to account!'

24 September 2020 6:58 PM

Outa's Stefanie Fick urges the speedy investigation of allegations against the suspended COO of the National Lotteries Commission.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Covid-19 corruption 123rf 123rfbusiness 123rfpolitics

Doctors seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases in Joburg

24 September 2020 4:34 PM

Dr Karin van der Merwe says people must not drop their guards and the elderly and the and vulnerable must maintain their distance.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

kinnearjpg

Suspect arrested for assassination of Charl Kinnear

24 September 2020 2:14 PM

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi says they are expecting more arrests to be made as they have found information.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

alcohol-bar-drink-drinking-restaurant-liquor-hospitality-wine-beer-whiskey-123rf

Trade-off needed between state and businesses 'to tackle alcohol problem'

24 September 2020 1:24 PM

Journalist Carlos Amato says we need to reassess the way the state has been dealing with the alcohol industry for many years.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Punki Modise

'Whatever you are passionate about make a success of it' Absa exec Punki Modise

24 September 2020 12:17 PM

When banking was declared an essential service, for her that really cut deep, making her realise they help with the economy.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200922-ramaphosa-edjpg

What has South Africa achieved in the United Nations Security Council?

24 September 2020 9:59 AM

Ambassador Mxolisi Nkosi says South Africa has made a huge influence in the UN Security council within a short period of time.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

car-agreementjpg

Wheels come off for YapYap clients (recall the 'new car for R699 a month' guy?)

23 September 2020 8:00 PM

The originator of the scheme is the man behind the 'Drive a new car for R699 a month' fiasco years back, warns Wendy Knowler.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

City Power

City Power cuts electricity in Dainfern as 'posh suburb' owes R13-million

23 September 2020 2:16 PM

Spokesperson Isaac Mangena says people will be surprised that those people who can afford are actually defaulting on payments.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Xenophobia

Have you seen all 200-million Nigerians trafficking drugs or humans?

23 September 2020 9:17 AM

Researcher Martin Ewi says we make judgements on the basis of an individual or a few people and it is not fair.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

vaccine-trial-study-science-vaccination-medicine-123rf

'No foreign country can take plants without a permit,' says expert

22 September 2020 5:09 PM

Adeyemi Oladapo Aremu gives his take on what South Africa is doing to protect and share traditional medicine resources.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward