Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi Announces 2024/25 Financial Year Is R62.2 Billion

Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi Announces 2024/25 Financial Year Is R62.2 Billion

  • The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, announced that the Department of Health will set aside R62.2 billion for the 2024/2025 financial year
  • Motsoaledi made the revelation when he presented his budget vote for the Department of Health a few weeks after he was appointed
  • Motsoaledi also defended the National Health Insurance Act and clarified its importance in addressing inequalities in accessing healthcare

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, has covered policy changes, the State of the Nation Address, politician-related news and elections at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for over seven years.

The minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi tabled the budget for the Department of Health
Dr Aaron Motsoaledi tabled R62.2 billion for the 2024/2024 financial year. Image: Misha Jordaan/Gallo Images via Getty Images
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CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE — The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, revealed that the Department tabled R62.2 billion for the 2024/2025 financial year. He also expressed his support for the National Health Insurance.

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Motsoaledi tabled health budget in Parliament

@ParliamentofRSA posted a live feed of the budget vote Dr Motsoaledi presented in Parliament on 11 July. He revealed that R62.2 billion has been reserved for healthcare in the country, an increase from the previous year's R60.1 billion.

Motsoaledi defends NHI

Motsoaledi also pointed out that quality access to healthcare was unequal. He added that those with him in Parliament were among the privileged few who could afford high-cost medical aid.

"Within the borders of the same country, some are getting world-class healthcare, while others get such poor healthcare it's hard to believe that we live in the same country," he said.

He also highlighted that the country's various governments have been exploring National Health Insurance for over 80 years, beginning with the 1928 Commission on National Health Insurance. He clarified that it is a health financing coverage called Universal Health Coverage by the World Health Organisation, one of its six building blocks of an effective healthcare system.

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Aaron Motsoaledi loses bid to appeal ZEP judgment

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that Mostoaledi lost the bid to appeal the decision made to overturn his Zimbabwe Exemption Permit termination.

A South African court overturned his decision, and he lost various court battles in an attempt to have it overturned.

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: