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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The Social Health Insurance Act and its implications

In a Gazette Notice on 21 November 2023, the Cabinet Secretary for Health designated 22 November 2023 as the commencement date of the Social Health Insurance Act, 2023 (SHIA). This act repeals the National Health Insurance Fund Act, 1989 (NHIF Act) to establish a fr..

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Werksmans Attorneys

National Health Insurance: What benefit; for whom, where and how?

As has widely been reported in the media, the National Health Insurance Bill or the Bill has been passed by Parliament. However, such a process has left a number of crucial questions about the scope, ambit and application of the Bill largely unanswered. One of those quest..

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Kanokanga & Partners

Medical Cannabis In Zimbabwe

The growing and selling of cannabis for medical and research purposes became legal in Zimbabwe in 2018 after the government gave the green light to farmers and investors alike. This made Zimbabwe the second African state to do so.


The growing of med..

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Clyde & Co.

The Universal Health Coverage Bill of 2022 in Tanzania

Universal health coverage aims to ensure full community access to medical services. The underlying economic theory being that African countries, including Tanzania can make use of their strongest and ultimately most important asset – our people.

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The (Green) Gold Rush

In his 2022 state of the nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the cannabis and hemp sector has the potential to create more than 130 000 jobs and he announced that government will streamline ‘regulatory processes so that the hemp and cannabis sec..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Universal health care coverage and compulsory registration

Parliament adopted the National Hospital Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill 2021 (Bill), which was gazetted on 11 May 2021. The principal object of the Bill is to enhance the mandate and capacity of the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to facilitate and de..

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