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Plans to Consolidate Ombud Schemes

The Financial Services Regulation (FSR) Bill includes a review of the various ombud schemes currently active in the industry. The information below was extracted from the discussion document titled “An Integrated ...
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China and Africa Explore Opportunities for Collaboration on Health Care for All

Chinese and African global health leaders call for strengthened partnership around universal health coverage and access to essential medicines BEIJING, China: More than 350 health leaders from China and Africa ...
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The role of the South African General Practitioner

By Dr Sid Mobbs, Clinical Head, Genesis Medical Scheme One often wonders how the South African public, and perhaps more particularly the members of medical schemes, view our country’s general practitioners ...
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Scaling the peaks of competence

How can you know if you are competent to perform in your role? Many professional organisations produce competence frameworks which attempt to answer this question. Unfortunately most of these frameworks are limited ...
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Significant changes expected in the healthcare sector in 2015

By Donald Dinnie and Sandra Sithole Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi called a Medico-Legal Summit on 9 and 10 March 2015 which we participated in as part of the ...
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Government not using a “big bang” approach for NHI implementation

Opting for a “systematic” and “rational” approach While only 16% of South Africans belong to private medical schemes, healthcare spending for them totals R150 billion a year – the ...
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New leaders for the attorneys’ profession

Mabunda and Scott elected as co-chairpersons of the Law Society of South Africa           Law Society of South Africa Co-Chairpersons, Busani Mabunda and Richard ...
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“Mandela in Me” tour to France hangs in the balance

Memeza Africa Choir Sponsorship Falls through – just 12 Days Ahead of First Tour to France Mandela in Me, a new and powerful show performed by the internationally acclaimed choir, Memeza Africa, was headed ...
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From signets to electronic signatures

Article by Terrance M. Booysen and reviewed by Niel Maritz (MKM Attorneys: Senior Partner) As far back as biblical times, it seems that people were also concerned with the authenticity of a person’s signature ...
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Metabolic Syndrome – the new pandemic

With South Africa now ranked as the 3rd most obese nation in the world, approximately 80% of obese adults are likely to have Metabolic Syndrome. Frighteningly approximately 40% of normal weight adults may also ...
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Netcare reaches over 270 000 people in their efforts to prevent trauma injury

Netcare Trauma Injury Prevention Programme (NTIP) marks two years on World Head Injury Day  “In the past two years since Netcare’s Trauma Injury Prevention Programme (NTIP) was launched, Netcare ...
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PSG launches new consumer-centric website

Leading independent financial services group PSG has launched its new, consumer-centric website. “Having restructured the business, PSG required the consolidation of multiple websites with a holistic, user-focused ...
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Think twice before you reach for the saltshaker

World Salt Awareness Week (16 – 22 March) “We are all familiar with the notion that eating right and exercising can help improve your health, but you may be unaware that decreasing one’s daily ...
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Alarming rise in burden of disease

Over the last 10 years there has been an alarming rise in the burden of disease in South Africa, specifically non-communicable diseases like hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, asthma, depression and cardiac ...
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Gap cover – A few questions answered

Comment by Anthea Towert, CFP®| Financial Planning Institute’s Healthcare Competency Committee Chairperson Introduction The public has a constitutional right to insure themselves against ...
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Respect for human rights can boost psychological wellbeing

On Saturday, 21 March South Africans across the board will celebrate the country’s Bill of Rights which is enshrined in the South African Constitution and legally protects the basic human rights of every ...
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Mortality Table:

A listing, by age, of the probable death rates and certain other derived values, of a homogeneous group of individuals based on actual experience over a period of years. The table shows the assumed number of individuals left alive at each subsequent age from a given age group.
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