If anyone still has doubts about exactly how insulting a racial quota system is, here is a painful reminder recounted by black lawyer Stephen Carter in his book Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby: Continue reading…
Presdent Cyril Ramaphosa has once again outlined the purpose behind the resolution taken by the African National Congress’ (ANC) in their most recent elective conference, to move on land expropriation without compensation.
The ruling party held its inaugural Land Summit in Boksburg on Saturday, with Ramaphosa one of the key speakers. Continue reading…
Rosebank Police Station’s spokesperson, Sergeant Bongi Mdletshe, confirmed that during a security meeting, Fidelity ADT Security reported an incident where a domestic worker was approached on the road and was offered cash if they could take the baby, Rosebank Killarney Gazette reports.
ADT’s community development manager, Sam Cretten, said although it is too early to panic and highlight this as a trend, one can never be too careful. Continue reading…
Polisie het motoriste aanbeveel om van alternatiewe roetes gebruik te maak siende dat Bellair Weg en Jan Smuts Hoofweg gesluit is weens protes deur plakkers.
Ongeveer 200 plakkers het paaie versper met bome en oudergewoonte brandende bande.
Die plakkers kom vanuit die nabygeleë Cato Crest “informele woonbuurt”. Mense sterf glo weens “onwettige krag aansluitings”, maar dit is immers die gemeenskap self wat die aansluitings maak, en nou betoog hul daarteen as dit ‘n skokkende uitwerking het op hulle.
Kaapstad se ontsoutingsaanleg by Strandfontein het begin produseer. Dit beteken dat seewater behandel word om drinkbaar te word, en word daarna in die stad se waterstelsel gepomp. Sogenaamde bruin water word dan eers behandel voordat dit in die see gepomp word.
‘n Ontsoutingsaanleg by die Waterfront is reeds in produksie en ‘n verdere aanleg by Monwasi baai sal binne twee maande in werking wees.
Dié water gaan ‘n verbruiker R40 per kiloliter kos teenoor die R5 van gewone damwater.
Die feit dat die aanlegte in werking kom terwyl Patricia de Lille nog burgemeester is, sal waarskynlik deur haar gebruik word om ‘n saak uit te maak dat sy ‘n goeie burgemeester is.
Intussen het welkome reën in die moederstad uitgesak.
Putting in a claim for your medical expenses can be tricky when filing your tax returns.
I’d like to know if one can claim for medical expenses:
1. If medical aid doesn’t cover for the expenses paid; and
2. What if medical aid is exhausted and I pay out of my pocket, can I claim for that as well?
Piet Nel from the SA Institute of Tax Professionals responds:
The issue is whether or not it is qualifying medical expenses as defined in section 6B for purposes of the medical rebate.
We accept that, if the individual was a member of a medical scheme, it may not have been covered in full. This may be because this is something which is elective and not usually covered by the medical schemes or because it exceeded the value of the amount covered by the scheme.
It may also not qualify as a “relevant health service” in terms of the definition in the Medical Schemes Act, 1998. The Income Tax Act, however, doesn’t refer to this.
On April 27th, a South Carolinian woman was pulled to the side of the road by police in Virginia. Dawn H. W. immediately went live on Facebook after the incident, sharing her experience through tears. Continue reading…
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has hinted at a number of reforms that directly address challenges of sustainability that the medical schemes industry is currently facing.
“We know that rising costs in healthcare are outstripping inflation, and legislated steps to address this are overdue. The proposals will usher in a new set of rules for how medical schemes operate,” says Mark Arnold, principal officer of Resolution Health Medical Scheme.
“While the details of how uniform tariffs for healthcare providers will be arrived at are not expected to be addressed in the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill, but rather will be informed by the outcome of the Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry, this is an important step towards protecting healthcare consumers.”
There still have not been any developments in the case of the baby’s body which went missing from the Pinetown mortuary.
The Daily News had on the plight of a distraught couple whose 7-month-old boy Sikhosana Mosemene had died suddenly on March 26 at a local informal day-care centre and whose body went missing from the mortuary.
The provincial Department of Health’s response yesterday has been disputed by frustrated father Seboda Mosemene.
Ncumisa Mafunda, department spokesperson, said the department was aware of the matter and was “extremely concerned”.
“Although the matter is also under investigation by the police, the department is carrying out its own continuous internal investigation,” Mafunda said.
“The department, through the acting director: forensic pathology services, has been in regular contact with the affected family, including as early as (Wednesday), and is considering several options aimed at minimising the family’s pain, Continue reading…