NewsWrap: Musician Zahara has died 

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Doctors would rather close their practices than work under the NHI 

The Solidarity Medical professional networks say doctors and specialists would rather close their practices than work under the National Health Insurance (NHI).
The National Council of Provinces approved the NHI Bill at a sitting last week.
The bill has now been referred to President Cyril Ramaphosa to sign it into law.

Musician Zahara has died 

Tributes are continuing to pour in for award winning musician Zahara who died at a hospital in Joburg last night. The Loliwe hitmaker was admitted in hospital with liver complications two weeks ago. Zahara was admitted to a medical ward but her condition became worse and she was transferred to the ICU section of the private hospital.
Last week, the singer’s situation deteriorated and she was reportedly unresponsive. She was 35.

Hawks in the Northern Cape warning against hitchhiking 

The Hawks in the Northern Cape are warning against hitchhiking, saying there appears to be a syndicate which is involved in carjackings, under the guise of offering, or asking for lifts.
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation says carjacking incidents are increasing in parts of the province, with criminals using the same modus operandi.

Sapo will no longer issue cash social grant payouts by March next year 

The South African Post Office (Sapo) will no longer issue cash social grant payouts by the end of March next year.
This comes as Sapo is being phased out as a paypoint starting next month. Social grant beneficiaries will use their gold cards at retail points or ATMs to withdraw funds.
The entities say the transition aims to ensure a more efficient and safer alternative for recipients.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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