Author Archives: Rural Health Advocacy Project

RHAP Vacancy: Programme Manager Health Systems and Policy

RHAP Vacancy: Programme Manager Health Systems and Policy

The Rural Health Advocacy Project is seeking to employ a Programme Manager who will provide leadership over RHAP’s rural health policy advocacy work. Reporting to the RHAP Director, the successful candidate has demonstrable expertise and experience in health systems strengthening with a profound understanding of the South African rural health c ...

Calling for South African Psychologists to Engage. Associate. Liberate

In this article, psychologist Garret Barnwell calls upon South African psychologists to become more engaged in advocating for social justice and to respond to the challenges faced by the majority of people living in South Africa. “We, as psychologists, can either choose to be complicit in the maintenance of structural disparities or contr ...
RHAP Press Statement: 2016 Budget Speech Provides Commitment and Guidance on the Protection of Critical Health Posts

RHAP Press Statement: 2016 Budget Speech Provides Commitment and Guidance on the Protection of Critical Health Posts

RHAP Press Statement 25 February 2016 2016 Budget Speech Provides Commitment and Guidance on the Protection of Critical Health Posts Following our repeated calls[1] for the protection of critical health posts, the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) welcomes the clear message sent by the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan in his Budget Speech ...
Press Statement: The RHAP welcomes the Health Minister’s statement on staffing moratoria and calls for the protection of critical health posts in times of austerity

Press Statement: The RHAP welcomes the Health Minister’s statement on staffing moratoria and calls for the protection of critical health posts in times of austerity

The RHAP welcomes the Health Minister’s statement on staffing moratoria and calls for the protection of critical health posts in times of austerity 9 February 2016 The RHAP welcomes the Minister’s statement[1] to the press dated 8 February in which he responds to allegations of “frozen posts” in the health system. In his response the Minister w ...

Minister says: No Moratorium on Medical Posts

No Moratorium on Medical Posts. 8 February 2016 The Minister of Health, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi is highly disturbed by media reports that suggest that medical posts are frozen in the country. The report claims that medical posts are frozen in Mpumalanga; Free State; North West; Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal, according to the SA Medical Associati ...
Health-E Raises Alarm on Frozen Posts following RHAP Investigation

Health-E Raises Alarm on Frozen Posts following RHAP Investigation

The Big Chill: Health post freeze threatens services by Laura Lopez Gonzalez on February 1, 2016  in Health Funding, Health Management, News Facing a R9-billion shortfall just to meet salary demands, provincial health departments are freezing posts. Whether couched openly in memos or hidden between the lines of spiralling bureaucracy, staff fre ...
NHI White Paper

NHI White Paper

The NHI White Paper has finally been released! RHAP will study this critical initiative towards greater equity thoroughly and prepare for our submission. RHAP is in full support of the purpose of the NHI, namely to “to ensure that affordable and equitable medical care is available to everyone in South Africa and not just to citizens who c ...
Causes, implications and possible responses to the implementation of staffing moratoria in the public health system in South Africa during times of budget austerity

Causes, implications and possible responses to the implementation of staffing moratoria in the public health system in South Africa during times of budget austerity

The purpose of this working paper is to draw attention to the causes, consequences and possible responses to the implementation of moratoria on the filling of posts within the health system. Human resource moratoria, also referred to as the ‘freezing of posts’, have become an increasingly common occurrence within the public health system over t ...
RHAP Submission on the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement 2015: More bad news for human resources for health (Version 1)

RHAP Submission on the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement 2015: More bad news for human resources for health (Version 1)

Submission to the Joint Meeting of the Standing and Select Committees on Finance, Public Hearings, 28 October 2015.  Download the full submission Summary and recommendations This submission is made to the Joint Meeting of the Standing and Select Committees on Finance on the 2015 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement tabled in Parliament on 28 Oct ...