No detail on NHI funding

The 2017 mini budget did not give any indication on how government intends to fund the much mooted National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, despite it being identified as one of the priority spending areas over the next three years. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba did not mention it once in his speech, and the official Medium-term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) only referred to a so-called “interim fund structure” that will be established to “support interventions”.