Free lunchtime talk: The National Health Insurance

You are invited to a free Lunchtime Soapbox talk entitled:

The National Health Insurance (NHI) in South Africa: A Historical and Topical Overview by Saranne Durham

Saranne Durham will offer an overview and discussion about what the proposed National Health Insurance System for South Africa is. She will be touching on the historical foundations of such a system as well as the constitutional health obligations faced by the South African government. This presentation seeks to bring non-specialists to a greater understanding of the dynamics within the current NHI discussion to enable them to participate more fully in the debate about reforming the health sector.

Saranne Durham is a Public Finance Researcher for Idasa’s PIMS Budget Unit. Her focus and interest is on health reform in South Africa and the possibility of a National Health Insurance system for the country.

A delicious and affordable (from R35) brown bag lunch will be on sale at the venue.

Date: Thursday 30 September

Time: 12:45 for 13:00pm

Venue: Lobby Books, Cape Town Democracy Center, 6 Spin Street

Contact: Andreas Spath at aspath@idasa.org.za or 021 467 7606

Parking options:
Street parking in the area is safe and will cost you R4.50 per hour.
Parking garages open to the public in the area include:

  • Plein Park (Plein Street; to get to the entrance, turn off Plein Street into Barrack Street and then into Corporation Street).
  • Mandela Rhodes Place (entrance in Burg Street, off Wale Street).
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