Rapid WHO project to develop a Checklist for implementing Rural Health Workforce Pipelines (Pathways) in LMICs

The Wonca Working Party on Rural Practice in partnership with Monash University is supporting a rapid WHO project to develop a Checklist for implementing Rural Health Workforce Pipelines (Pathways) in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). The Checklist has been developed based on a review of LMIC rural workforce literature and feedback of stakeholders from a … Continue reading Rapid WHO project to develop a Checklist for implementing Rural Health Workforce Pipelines (Pathways) in LMICs

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Are South African police salaries fair?

A useful insight into South African society: why we have more crime and corruption despite being a middle-income country? The South African Police Service (SAPS) wants to re-enlist former police officers. But are police salaries good enough to entice former officers back to work or to keep serving members motivated? Many people don’t think so, … Continue reading Are South African police salaries fair?

Continent must be smart about funding

Public-private partnerships, sovereign wealth funds, special purpose vehicles and sovereign bonds targeting the diaspora are creative and diversified ways of raising funding for infrastructure development and avoiding the Angola model and extreme exposure to China. Africa’s ability to address its infrastructure deficit will be enhanced if these issues can be effectively addressed. A funding shortage … Continue reading Continent must be smart about funding

Cyril Ramaphosa signs National Minimum Wage Bill into law

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the National Minimum Wage Bill, which is expected to benefit about 6-million workers that currently earn below R3,700 a month when it comes into effect on January 1 2019. Business Day understands that the president enacted four labour bills on Friday following heightened pressure by union federation Cosatu to finalise … Continue reading Cyril Ramaphosa signs National Minimum Wage Bill into law

Health DG kept in the dark on revisions to NHI Bill

Health director-general Precious Matsoso says she has been completely sidelined by presidential adviser Olive Shisana and health minister Aaron Motsoaledi in revising the controversial draft National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill. The draft bill proposes far-reaching reforms to SA’s health system in order to achieve the government’s ambition of providing universal health coverage. The draft bill … Continue reading Health DG kept in the dark on revisions to NHI Bill