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Health market inquiry into private healthcare

Health market inquiry into private healthcare

1 October 2019 7:34 AM

Bongani speaks to Tembinkosi Bonakele Commissioner at the Competition Commission

Rising costs, inefficiencies, disempowered consumers, regulatory failures, market concentration are just some of the some of the characteristics of South Africa’s Private healthcare sector. And you are most probably paying more for private healthcare than ever before. Yesterday, the competition commission released its much-anticipated full
report into the private healthcare almost 5 years later it was initiated.


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Clothes and blankets drive for babies and children

15 July 2020 9:25 AM

Ray White speaks to Sam Parrish, One Act of Kindness Volunteer.

The impact of COVID-19 and mission to flatten the curve, young children and babies and the Charlotte Maxeke hospital cannot be in the company of their parents and caregivers and the little ones have to stay alone, some without a change of clothes or blankets. The One Act of Kindness is on drive to collect clothes, toys and blankets for the children, posted on their Facebook page.

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iFacts

15 July 2020 9:18 AM

The 2020 edition of Nedbank Business Ignite has announced iFacts as a finalist, placing Jenny Reid on the shortlist to potentially win a R260 000 incubation and media package!

Read more at igniteyourbusiness.co.za and engage us on #BusinessIgnite - proudly brought to you by Nedbank.

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What’s Viral -Man suffers one of the worst sunburns while swimming

15 July 2020 8:00 AM

What’s Viral with Jonathan “Khabazela” Fairbairn 

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SA Covid-19 ventilator manufacturers

15 July 2020 7:36 AM

Ray White speaks to Willem Esterhuyse, SA Radio Astronomy Observatory's (SARAO's) General Manager of Engineering.

While Health Minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize has warned of a COVID-19 peak in the next coming months, South Africa may not have enough oxygens for the surge in patients. The Minister also commended the work of the CSIR in manufacturing ventilators. The government’s ventilation project aims to locally manufacture 20 000 ventilators by the end of September.

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory is not just focusing on the telescope and the SKA, but has now been mandated to manage the production of respiratory ventilators. To get an update on where we are with this project, I am now joined by Project Manager of the National Ventilator Project, Willem Esterhuyse

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SAA creditors to take crucial vote over business rescue plan

15 July 2020 7:31 AM

Ray White speaks to Joachim Vermooten, Transport Analyst, University of Johannesburg

86% of creditors voted in favour of the SAA Business Rescue Plan published on 7 July. In terms of legislation this means the plan may be implemented, subject to funding obtained. The airline’s restructure has been costed at R10.4 billion, in addition to the R16.4 billion that government has set aside to pay guaranteed debt over the next three years.

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SA lagging behind in cyber security resilience

15 July 2020 7:10 AM

Ray White speaks to Brian Pinnock, Mimecast Cybersecurity Expert.

Data security company, Mimecase has releases its state of the Email Security report for 2020, which found that over 70% of South African companies are vulnerable to cyber-attacks and this has worsened the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also shows that South Africa lags behind when it comes to cyber resilience.

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NSFAS providing digital devices for students

14 July 2020 8:31 AM

NSFAS students may have to wait a little bit longer for laptops because the tender to procure and distribute the devices has still not been finalised. In April this year, Higher Education Minister, Dr. Blade Nzimande, announced that NSFAS funded students will be provided with digital devices to support their learning during the lockdown.

 But he said last week not all students have received the devices as the tender process may be concluded next month. The Minister also announced an inquiry to investigate NSFAS business processes, systems and capacity, which the administrator had made comments on previously

Africa speaks to Dr Randall Carolissen, NSFAS Administrator

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What’s Viral -Chicken Licken has SA stitches with latest ad

14 July 2020 8:11 AM

What’s Viral with Jonathan “Khabazela” Fairbairn

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Perceptions on Covid-19 pandemic

14 July 2020 7:31 AM

Africa speaks to Prof Priscilla Reddy - Strategic Lead for health & Wellbeing at Human Sciences Research Council.

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New regulations under level 3 lockdown

14 July 2020 7:07 AM

At a briefing yesterday, Health Minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, warned that while the country has not reached ICU bed capacity, triage centres face a bed crisis, in particular in Gauteng. Health Minister said Gauteng went from recording around 230 daily Covid-19 infections in the beginning of June to recording between 3 000 to 4 000 daily cases by the end of the month.

Gauteng COVID-19 cases have exceeded the 100 000 mark and now sitting at 103713 cases. He revealed a number of government-led interventions to help the province and the rationale behind the new regulations under lockdown level 3.

Africa joined by Health Minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize.

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