(From Business Day (South Africa))
Byline: Lynn Carlisle
Amendments raise concern over power of government Fear that independent institutions may be politicised, writes CONCERN is mounting in the health-care industry over proposed legislative amendments that will enable government to interfere with the functions of statutory bodies.
Robert Appelbaum, partner at law firm Sonnenberg Hoffmann Galombik, says it is an eternal question whether the efficiencies of centralisation of power outweigh the possible dangers of the concentration of power in the hands of a few decision-makers.
Lively debate on this issue arose in SA in 2002 with the …