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SA NH1

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says universal health coverage is essential and the National Health Insurance (NHI) will happen.

Participating in a debate on the State of the Nation Address on Tuesday, he said the NHI Bill will soon be sent to parliament and that the days of debating whether it will be implemented or not are over.

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Working South Africans need to spend more time in bed to increase their chances of living longer, a new study of sleeping habits has found. By skimping on the recommended seven to nine hours' sleep a night, people are potentially shaving years off their life due to chronic illness and disability associated with sleep deprivation, according to the study based on a sample of 658 staff of a local financial services company.