Int. J. of Private Law   »   2013 Vol.6, No.4



Title: The pros and cons of National Health Insurance in South Africa


Author: Clarence Itumeleng Tshoose


Address: Department of Mercantile Law, University of South Africa, Cas van Vuuren Bldg. 6 – 104, Preller Street, Muckleneuk Ridge, Pretoria, South Africa


Abstract: This paper explores the debates about National Health Insurance. In addressing this issue the paper explores the constitutional obligation of South African Government regarding the provision of healthcare. The paper also analyses the pros and cons of the NHI in light of the millennium development goals. In its conclusion, the paper provides lessons that South Africa would have to consider as it proceeds with the implementation of the National Health Insurance.


Keywords: South Africa; National Health Insurance; NHI; constitutional obligation; healthcare provision; millennium development goals.


DOI: 10.1504/IJPL.2013.056805


Int. J. of Private Law, 2013 Vol.6, No.4, pp.355 - 368


Available online: 19 Aug 2013



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