ANC’s NHI proposal


Date: 13 July 2009


To:     Secretary General

                  Cde Gwede Mantashe

                  Albert Luthuli House

                  6th Floor


From: Bandile Masuku

                   Coordinator NEC Subcommittee

                   Education & Health      


Subject:   National Health Insurance Policy (NHI) Proposal

The above-mentioned subcommittee under a stewardship of Cde Zweli Mkhize, had taken strides in realizing the resolution of implementing of the NHI in the next five years. The subcommittee appointed a Task Team led by Dr Shisana, to prepare a policy proposal for consideration by the subcommittee and later by the NEC.  

Previously the subcommittee made presentation to the NEC and was given a go ahead to continue with their work, hence its inclusion in the ANC National Manifesto in the recent National & Provincial Election. The Task Team had completed its work, has handed over the policy proposal to the subcommittee for consideration and adoption.

The subcommittee also noted a barrage of attack on the NHI, from the opposition, media and business and we anticipate resistance and opposition on its implementation. Thus we established a NHI Campaigns’€™ Committee, which comprise of ANC (SGO, Organizing & Mobilizing, Media & Communication, Policy Institute and Political Education & Training); SACP; COSATU and SANCO. The committee met three time to date and developed a plan of action aimed at mass mobilization of our members and the general public behind the NHI.

The Subcommittee presents a NHI Policy Proposal (Annexure A) and plan of action. (Annexure B)

The subcommittee hopes that both documents will considered by the NEC for adoption and the NHI Task Team will be available to make a presentation if the NEC so wishes.

Hope you find the above in order

Yours in Free Health & Education

See attached document for more information.


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