SA to nationalise failing hospitals The South African government plans to nationalise failing hospitals. It's part of an effort to improve healthcare and train medical staff. January 23 2013 at 02:20pm Related Stories Comment Guidelines Please read our comment guidelines. Login and register, if you haven’ t already. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As) Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.