Since the National Health Insurance Bill (NHI) was introduced in parliament in 2019, there have been numerous arguments both in support of and against it. The bill, which was passed by the National Assembly in June this year, has once again become a source of contention. Jion us on 29 August 09:00 for a Health and Wellness Forum webinar on NHI with Professor Alex van den Heever, Chair of Social Security Systems Administration and Management studies at the Wits School of Governance, as he unpacks the recent developments of the NHI.
The Health and Wellness Forum is briefed by experts on all issues relating to wellness in the workplace. The Forum is kept abreast on the principles of successful partnerships and any other health-related issues such as management of cancer, diabetes, and stress in the workplace. In addition, information is shared on how to encourage employees to facilitate healthier lifestyles, how to promote productivity and prevent burnout.
To monitor key strategic issues relating to health and wellness for appropriate action;
To provide a networking platform for U.S. member companies in the health and wellness space; and
To monitor and comment on policies relating to health
Professor Alex van den Heever
Chair, Social Security Systems Administration and Management studies at Wits School of Governance
Professor Alex van den Heever presently holds the Chair of Social Security Systems Administration and Management Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS). He holds a Masters in economics from the University of Cape Town and has worked professionally the areas of health economics and finance, public finance and social security in various capacities in South Africa since 1989. These include positions in the Department of Finance (Central Economic Advisory Services), the Industrial Development Corporation, Centre for Health Policy at WITS, the Gauteng Department of Health, and the Council for Medical Schemes. Work has included participation in the Melamet Commission of Inquiry into Medical Schemes (1993-4), a member of the Council for Medical Schemes (1996-8) the Committee of Inquiry into Comprehensive Social Security (2000-2), a member of the medicines Pricing Committee (2007-2011), the Ministerial Task team on Social Health Insurance (2003-5) and the Health Market Inquiry for the Competition Commission (2016-19).