Parliament of South Africa

11/14/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/14/2019 02:13

Health Committee to Hold Public Hearings on NHI Bill in Limpopo

Parliament, Thursday, 14 November 2019 - The Portfolio Committee on Health will, from Friday, 15 November, to Monday, 18 November, hold a series of public hearings on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill in Vhembe, Mopani, Sekhukhune and Capricon districts.

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 and Northern Cape. After the public hearings in Limpopo, the committee will continue to KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, before Parliament rises at the end of the year.

Details of the public hearings in Limpopo are as follows:
Vhembe District, Thulamela Local Municipality
Date: 15 November 2019
Venue: Makwarela Town Hall
Time: 16:30-20:30

Mopani District, Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality
Date: 16 November 2019
Venue: Lenyenye Community Hall
Time: 10:00-15:00

Sekhukhune District Municipality, Ga-Nkoana
Date: 17 November 2019
Venue: Mabotha Civic Centre
Time: 10:00-15:00

Capricon District Municipality, Polokwane
Date: 18 November 2019
Venue: Jack Botes Town Hall
Time: 16:30-20:30

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 with the Chairpersons, please contact the committee's Media Officer:
Name: Mr Justice Molafo
Tel: 021 403 8444
Cell: 081 424 7481
Email: [email protected]