Question NW2439 to the Minister of Health

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22 September 2017 - NW2439

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Health

Whether, with reference to the 2017 Division of Revenue, any allocation has been directly or indirectly made by his department through a transfer of funds to the provincial Department of Health in KwaZulu-Natal for the specific purpose of funding posts at the Nelson Mandela medical school in KwaZulu-Natal; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?


Neither the Health Professions Training and Development Grant (HPTDG) nor the National Tertiary Services Grant (NTSG) in the Division of Revenue Act (DORA) makes provision to fund Higher Education Institutions, but rather funds hospitals under the Department of Health.

There is no allocation made to KwaZulu-Natal Medical School through either direct or indirect Conditional Grants transfers. This is due to the fact that there is currently no provision in any health sector conditional grant framework allowing the Health Department to fund the medical schools.

Medical Schools are funded from other funding streams, currently the Equitable Share.


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