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The Department of Health in South Africa has received approval from the courts to proceed with the recruitment process for 44 specialist positions within the proposed National Healthcare Insurance (NHI) scheme, despite objections from trade union Solidarity.
The implementation of the NHI in South Africa has had many South Africans concerned and one of the biggest questions that citizens are asking is what will happen to private medical care if and when the NHI is implemented.
The National Health Insurance Bill was presented to Parliament in August 2019 and has since garnered significant attention from various stakeholders. The issue has been widely debated and discussed in the media and on social media platforms.
The NHI aims to pool funds to provide access to quality and affordable health services for all South Africans, regardless of their socio-economic status, based on their health needs. Under the NHI, the National Health Insurance Fund will be responsible for purchasing health care services for all registered users.
Although load shedding is not technically illegal, there is some recourse available to individuals or businesses that have suffered loss or damage due to load shedding. We discuss this matter in detail in this article.
Load shedding has become an unfortunate part of our daily lives in South Africa. While some make light of the situation and do their best to work around regular blackouts, others suffer serious loss because of it. The question is, however, can Eskom be sued for load shedding and, if so, what does it take to win the case against them?
Not all people who find themselves having to deal with Trusts understand what it is all about, therefore in this brief discussion we will highlight the prominent issues that one has to familiarise themselves with in order to safeguard their interests when dealing with a Trust.
In terms of the Trust Property Control Act 57 of 1988 (the Act) the definition of a Trust can be paraphrased as, a design whereby a person’s ownership interest in assets is, by way of a trust instrument, put under the care, control and trust of other persons referred to as Trustees and/or beneficiaries, for the benefit of nominated beneficiaries.
The assumption of a position or office comes with specific responsibilities and duties. The anticipation is that the bearer will perform the duties as required and expected, within set confines. These parameters are what define roles so as to achieve coordinated and oriented outcomes.
The issuing of the Letter of Authority as Trustee by the Master of the High Court signals the assumption of office as Trustee to the designated party. It is at this point that the responsibilities, authority and duties as a Trustee begin to be binding and effective.
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