Parliament, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 – The Portfolio Committee on Health will, from Friday, 22 November, to Monday, 25 November hold a series of public hearings on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill in KwaZulu-Natal in the districts of Jozini, Ethekwini, Umzimkhulu and Endumeni.
The NHI is the financing system that will ensure all South African citizens and legal long-term residents are provided with essential healthcare, regardless of their employment status and ability to make a direct monetary contribution to the NHI Fund.
Members of the public and interested organisations are invited to make oral submissions at the public hearings.
The committee has already held public hearings in Mpumalanga, the Northern Cape and Limpopo. After the public hearings in KwaZulu-Natal, the public hearings will move to the Eastern Cape, before Parliament rises at the end of the year.
Details of the public hearings in KwaZulu-Natal are as follows:
Jozini Local Municipality
Date: 22 November 2019
Venue: Makhonyeni Hall Ward 5
Time: 13:00 – 18:00
Ethekwini Metro Municipality
Date: 23 November 2019
Venue: Olive Convention Centre
Umzimkhulu (Harry Gwala)
Date: 24 November 2019
Venue: Clydesdale Community Hall
Endumeni Local Municipality
Date: 25 November 2019
Venue: Glencoe Town Hall
Time: 14:30 -19:30
ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, DR SIBONGISENI DHLOMO.
For media enquiries or interviews, please contact the Committee’s Media Officer:
Name: Rajaa Azzakani (Ms)
Tel: 021 403 8437
Cell: 081 703 9542