Minutes of Meeting with National Treasury, Helen Suzman Foundation, SECTION27 and Wits Chair of Social Security
Ismail Momoniat opened the meeting by highlighting the importance of engagement and keeping public servants accountable. He expressed concern at the tone of the engagement thus far. He noted that the doors of the Treasury are always open, even if the deadline for submissions has passed. He said we can still submit comments and expect to receive a response from Treasury.
Francis Antonie thanked the National Treasury for the opportunity to engage as the concerns raised in the letter of September 17 related to matters of public interest. He emphasised that it was not the intention of the civil society organisations present to start the engagement negatively. He raised
concerns about the possibility of industry pressure negatively affecting the right to access health care.