The Registrar of Medical Schemes (the Registrar) instituted
proceedings during March 2013 in the Western Cape High Court for the appointment
of a curator to the business operations of Selfmed Medical Scheme (Selfmed) due
to what the Registrar alleges are material irregularities and concerns with
regard the governance of Selfmed which had occurred in the past and which
continue to occur. The application for curatorship has been opposed by Selfmed.
The Registrar and the current Board of Trustees emphasise
that Selfmed is in good financial health and has a high solvency margin and
there is thus no cause for concern in regard to Selfmed’s ability to provide
on-going services to its membership.