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Nicci Botha

Group editor: Bizcommunity
Location:South Africa


Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle... and that elixir of life - chocolate. Nicci has worked for local and international media houses including Primedia, Caxton, Lloyd's and Reuters. Her new passion is digital media.
A cabinet reshuffle equals a nuclear deal

President Jacob Zuma's latest cabinet reshuffle is nothing more that a thinly-veiled smokescreen to get his crony, David Mahlobo into the energy portfolio

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Student buying power at your Fingertips

The spending power of students is R2,702 per month, while the average South African spends about R2,503, debunking the myth of the perpetually broke student

By Nicci Botha 12 Oct 2017

Is Eskom imploding?

The number of incumbents who have warmed the chief executive's seat at Eskom in the last year continues to grow

By Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2017

#HASA2017: Plotting the legislative pathway to NHI

However well-intentioned National Health Insurance (NHI) is, it will fall flat without the necessary supporting legislation

By Nicci Botha 2 Oct 2017

#HASA2017: UHC funding - the great distraction

Quality care, not funding, is the real issue when it comes NHI

By Nicci Botha 2 Oct 2017

#HASA2017: Pathways to universal care

If we look at our current context, our healthcare system is not a designed product, but an artefact of our history

By Nicci Botha 2 Oct 2017

#HASA2017: Lessons in medical ethics

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Sheri Fink, delves into the life-and-death events at Memorial Hospital in New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina

By Nicci Botha 29 Sep 2017

Parliament ditches KPMG

KPMG South Africa's pariah status continues, with Parliament being the latest to terminate its relationship with the audit firm

By Nicci Botha 28 Sep 2017

#HASA2017: NHI needs to start delivering now

South Africa can't wait for the final NHI system in 2026 to start delivering on universal health coverage

By Nicci Botha 27 Sep 2017

Taming healthcare technology

Inequalities in healthcare can be eliminated in a generation using technology

By Nicci Botha 26 Sep 2017

Can KPMG fix what's broken?

KPMG International is scrambling to salvage the tattered remains of its South African operation

By Nicci Botha 26 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: How tech is transforming healthcare

Discovery Health has built its very successful Vitality programme, which is a blueprint for other rewards schemes, not only in healthcare, but other sectors too

By Nicci Botha 13 Sep 2017

KZN gets ultimatum to fix health crisis

The KZN Department of Health has been ordered to sort out the ongoing healthcare crisis in the province

By Nicci Botha 11 Sep 2017

Growing resistance to long-term audit tenure

Media reports on KPMG's professional with Gupta-owned companies could not have come at a better time for Irba

By Nicci Botha 7 Sep 2017

#GIL2017: How global volatility can benefit Africa

Not so long ago, people would have scoffed at the notion that the UK would be pulling out of the EU or that Donald Trump would be sitting in the Oval Office

By Nicci Botha 21 Aug 2017

Long live the King

Despite the King code, many firms are having their ethics questioned as the Gupta email saga unfolds

By Nicci Botha 16 Aug 2017

How will private healthcare evolve under UHC?

With NHI, the Competition Commission inquiry and sky-rocketing costs it's no wonder that the private healthcare sector is wary about what the future holds

By Nicci Botha 27 Jul 2017

UHC lessons from Obamacare

The NHI might have progressed to white paper stage, but South Africa is still stuck in the midst of a healthcare crisis

By Nicci Botha 24 Jul 2017

Effects of dominance in price

There's been Increased focus on pharmaceutical pricing, both domestically and internationally

By Nicci Botha 21 Jul 2017

Lessons not learnt: Public mental health still in a dismal state

It appears that the Esidimeni tragedy has not had impact on improving the care of public sector mental health patients

By Nicci Botha 28 Jun 2017

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