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‘Low-cost benefit framework could give a third of South Africans access to basic private health care’

Up to 20 million low-income South Africans could afford basic private healthcare services if the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) developed a framework for low-cost benefit options (LCBO), according to Business Day. The CMS was tasked with developing a LCBO framework after the government after demarcation regulations came into effect in April 2017. The framework […]

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Compulsory vaccination is coming

Compulsory vaccination increasingly likely

Making vaccination compulsory to enter workplaces and certain public spaces seems a certainty if the statements from the government, business and labour this week are anything to go by. In a televised address to the nation on 28 November, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government has been engaging with social partners and other stakeholders on […]

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Old Mutual employees must be vaccinated from 1 January

Old Mutual employees must be vaccinated from 1 January

From 1 January next year, Old Mutual employees will have to submit proof that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19. This follows similar announcements in September by Discovery Health and in October by mining service partner Fraser Alexander. Old Mutual’s chief executive, Iain Williamson, said the company has a moral obligation to make decisions that […]

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