It's war as Ramaphosa signs NHI Bill into law

16 May 2024
What is NHI Bill
Trade union Solidarity and AfriForum the first opponents to set in motion their legal challenges

15 May 2024 - 15:20

UPDATED 15 May 2024 - 19:38

by Tamar Kahn and Tauriq Moosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill into law, setting in motion the government’s fiercely contested plan for universal health coverage and prompting immediate legal challenges from trade union Solidarity and civil rights organisation AfriForum.

The president’s move comes just two weeks before a general election that is widely expected to see the ANC lose its majority for the first time...

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