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2013 News
Office Closure: 11:00 AM 24 December 2013 to 3 January 2014
24 December 2013
Benefit options for 2014 – open and restricted medical schemes
20 December 2013
The CMS mourns the passing of Tata Madiba, a great hero and global icon
12 December 2013
Tribute to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918 - 2013)
06 December 2013
Sadly missed along life’s way, Quietly remembered every day... No longer in our life to share, but in our hearts, you’re always there. Nelson Mandela, our dearest former President, will be remembered as a symbol for wisdom, selflessness and humility, for the ability to change, and the power of reconciliation.We...
Third CMS Indaba presentations 2013
29 November 2013
Coding, Pricing and Value in SA HealthcareBy Dr Jonathan Broomberg, CEO, Discovery HealthThe Balance between Quality Healthcare Services and CostsBy Dr Johann van Zyl, HQA/Towers WatsonFeedback on the Medical Schemes Amendment BillBy Alicia Schoeman, Council for Medical SchemesPrivate Practice Department SA Medical AssociationBy Leonie Maritz, Senior Medical Coding Consultant, The...
Benefit options for 2014 - open medical schemes
28 November 2013
Discovery Health Medical Scheme and Altron Medical Aid Scheme want to merge
27 September 2013
Sizwe Medical Fund gets new curator
11 September 2013
The Council for Medical Schemes releases its latest Annual Report
03 September 2013
The Council for Medical Schemes launches its latest Annual Report - invitation to breakfast and press conference (same date, new time)
28 August 2013
If you are a journalist or editor, or otherwise employed in the media industry, why not join the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), regulator of the medical schemes industry, for the launch of its latest Annual Report? The press conference will be held at its new premises in Centurion next...
The Council for Medical Schemes launches its latest Annual Report - invitation to breakfast and press conference
22 August 2013
Quarterly Statutory Returns for the period ending 30 June 2013
16 August 2013
The Council for Medical Schemes is moving to Centurion tomorrow
15 May 2013
Selfmed Medical Scheme and regulator reach settlement
08 May 2013
Medical Aid Champion campaign: It starts with you...
06 May 2013
The Council for Medical Schemes launched a healthcare consumer education campaign entitled ‘it starts with you’. Medical Schemes, brokers and administrators are requested to market the campaign to their members and encourage them to enter the competition after attending their Annual General Meeting (AGM). For more information, please click here....
CMS News link reopened
29 April 2013
As previously communicated, the link to CMSNews, became unavailable due to technical errors. Furthermore, some inaccuracies relating to the publication and some of the articles were brought under our attention.  In order to determine factual accuracy the Office of the Registrar at CMS conducted research and investigated possible inaccuracies. The...
Attend your medical scheme's AGM - and win!
18 April 2013
Attend your medical scheme’s Annual General Meeting, answer two easy questions using the Facebook and Twitter accounts of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) – and stand a chance to have your scheme contributions paid for three months! The CMS launched a healthcare consumer education campaign and competition last week...
CMS change of relocation date
16 April 2013
Please note: medical schemes may hand-deliver hard copies of their respective annual returns up to and including 17:00 on Friday, 17 May 2013, to the existing address of the CMS: Block E, Hadefields Office Park, 1267 Pretorius Street, Hatfield, Pretoria. The CMS will be open on Monday, 20 May 2013,...
Trustee Training 2013 Invitation
12 April 2013
Annual Statutory Returns for the financial year ended 31 December 2012
04 April 2013
The Office of the Registrar of Medical Schemes (Office) has finalised the 2012 Annual Statutory Return online system, which is now available on our website ( We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the delay in the finalisation of the online system. The statutory deadline for the submission of the...
Medical schemes industry invited to comment on POPI (the Protection of Personal Information Bill)
25 March 2013
Alternative way to settle disputes
25 March 2013
The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) is launching a pilot project to explore the application of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to the standard appeals procedure currently in place. The process is voluntary and without prejudice, and is expected to give parties the opportunity to settle disputes by agreement. For more...
Regulator of medical schemes gets former Judge President to chair its Appeal Board
22 February 2013
Sizwe Medical Fund and regulator assure beneficiaries and providers (joint statement)
20 February 2013
Medical scheme Medshield’s curator stays on; trustees to pay R1 million
12 February 2013
In a historic judgement handed down by the High Court last month, the trustees of Medshield have been ordered to pay legal fees estimated at R1 million out of their own pockets for entering into illegal contracts with service providers described as "not inconsiderable wasteful expenditure”. The court also confirmed...
Second CMS Indaba 2013
11 February 2013
Evaluation of cost increase assumptions by medical schemes for the 2013 financial year
01 February 2013
CMS relocates
01 February 2013
The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) will be relocating from its present premises at Block E Hadefields, 1267 Pretorius Street Hatfield to its new premises at Block A Eco Glades 2 Office Park, Cnr Witch-Hazel and Olivenhoutbosch Road, Highveld Techno Park, Centurion 0157. The anticipated date of occupation is 2...
Regulator fights poor governance at Liberty Medical Scheme
29 January 2013
Sizwe Medical Fund’s curator stays on
25 January 2013
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