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National Credit Regulator and CMS under Twin Peaks

In a report of the Standing Committee on Finance on the Financial Sector Regulation (Twin Peaks) Bill the committee touched on the possibility of duplication in regulation, not only in terms of the NCR, but also ...
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Affordability of Medical Schemes Leaves Consumers at Crossroads

Medical scheme costs are fast outstripping affordability with members under pressure to meet increases ranging between 10-15% depending on their benefit plan as of 1 January 2017. Medical scheme increases over ...
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Financial stress linked to risk of chronic disease

High levels of debt pose not only a threat to an individual’s financial stability, but also result in substantial health risks, according to a study presented by Momentum Multiply at the Actuarial Society ...
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SCA upholds government appeal in assisted suicide case

Pretoria: The Justice Ministry has welcomed the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling against a court order granting a terminally ill patient, Robert Stransham-Ford, the right to end his life. “We are ...
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Hospital Association of South Africa response to review of the Prescribed Minimum Benefits

“While the Hospital Association of South Africa welcomes the review of the Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMB’s) by the Council for Medical Schemes as reported in The Times today, we caution that the ...
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Nurses key to curbing HIV

Pretoria: Nurses are important pillars in the national effort to build an Aids free country by 2030, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Deputy President on Monday commended the role nurses have played ...
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Slashing HIV infection rate next frontier

Daveyton: While South Africa has made commendable progress in providing access to treatment for people with HIV, focus must be placed on reducing the rate of new infections. “As we mark World Aids Day 2016, ...
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Cape Town sees launch of new integrative cancer facility

According to the SA Medical Research Council, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer in SA accounting for 17% of all cancer deaths. This is followed by oesophagus, which accounts for 13%, cervix accounting ...
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Secretary-General's message on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016

Young women are especially vulnerable in countries with high HIV prevalence, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa NEW YORK, United States of America: Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international ...
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Effective use of contraceptives may help prevent the rise in unintended pregnancies in SA

Rising unintended pregnancies in South Africa emphasise the need for effective contraceptive use, particularly among the country’s adolescent population, a panel of experts said this week. Approximately 40% ...
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First new HIV vaccine efficacy study in seven years has begun

South Africa Hosts Historic NIH-Supported Clinical Trial PRETORIA, South Africa: The first HIV vaccine efficacy study to launch anywhere in seven years is now testing whether an experimental vaccine regimen ...
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Commemorating World AIDS Day in West and Central Africa with new push for innovative prevention efforts

The focus is on HIV prevention under the theme Hands up for #HIVprevention NEW YORK, United States of America: This year, West and Central Africa will be commemorating World AIDS Day in the context of a powerful ...
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Tribal Resolution Denounces Psychiatric Drugging of Children

The resolution comes after a week of activities led by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog group, to warn and educate Cape Town parents and youth on the dangers of psychiatric ...
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16 days of Activism: Bowmans employees pledge to prevent women and child abuse

An average of 142. 2 sexual offences are recorded by the South African Police Service (SAPS) in South Africa every day. In 2015/16, more than 50 000 sexual offences were recorded by SAPS in one year, a figure that ...
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How to choose which medical cover is best suited to you

By John Cranke, National Manager of Employee Benefits at PSG Wealth When it comes to medical cover, there is a plethora of choice, but how do you choose the best one for you? The main determinant should be ...
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Cost of the top 10 open medical scheme hospital plans in South Africa in 2017

By Elmarie Jensen, Marketing Manager, Genesis Medical Scheme Annually, GTC (formerly Grant Thornton Capital), a diversified financial services company, publishes an in-depth investigation into the array of medical ...
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