What Will the NHI Really Mean for South African Tax Payers? Coming Up Tonight on Carte Blanche

Since the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill was introduced to Parliament, bringing it a step closer to reality, SAPeople has been inundated with concerned readers’ queries on what the NHI will entail. Tonight Carte Blanche unravels exactly what the NHI will mean for South African tax payers.

This evening’s special 90-minute episode of #CarteBlanche is available here at 7pm Sunday 1 September if you’re in SA or you can stream it from Tues 3 September if you’re overseas (available in many countries abroad*).

Solving SA’s Economic Crisis PLUS a Carte Blanche First

In a first for Carte Blanche, the current affairs show will be broadcasting one of their studio roundtable segments on Facebook straight after Sunday night’s 90 min show. It will be the first of many on-air hot-seat discussions.

On Sunday night, Bart Dorrestein (construction entrepreneur), Busisiwe Radebe (Nedbank economist) and Lumkile Mondi (senior economics lecturer) will be in the hot-seat, while Devi Sankaree Govender will “grill the experts on how we can pull the country back from the precipice of collapse amid record unemployment, sky-rocketing sovereign debt and a brisk exodus of human and financial capital from our shores“.

Carte Blanches asks: With a shrinking GDP, a looming credit downgrade that could put the country back in junk status, staggering government debt and some #SOEs (state-owned enterprises) that are broke and broken, can South Africa’s economy be pulled back from the brink?


Watch the show overseas on 27 Aug | Watch in SA on DStv Now tonight

Property Developer Scam

A convicted fraudster rakes in millions of rands for residential developments that never seem to materialise, leaving clients out of pocket and their dreams shattered.

Watch the show overseas | Watch in SA on DStv Now from 27 August

National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill

South Africa’s national health system is on the brink of collapse and government believes the #NHI (National Health Insurance) will be the ultimate solution. But what does this really mean for ordinary citizens?

Will you still have medical cover under National Health Insurance? That’s the question on most South Africans’ minds as government moves forward with the #NHI Bill.

Prescribed Assets and Your Pension

Carte Blanche revisits the spectre of #PrescribedAssets. With the largest pension assets in the emerging world – beating China, Brazil and Russia – is the South African government preparing to use your hard-earned retirement to pay off sky-high government debts?

Carte Blanche asks: “Can it soon become policy to use our pension funds to pay #SOE debts? As South Africa’s debt to GDP ratio climbs, will government be tempted to dip into our #pension funds to bail themselves out?”

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