The rise of counterfeit consumables has increased exponentially over the past few years across the African Continent. A cause for major concern as many of these cases end in a fatality…
On 26 June 2020, judgment was handed down in Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association v President of the Republic of South Africa and Another.
On 18 March 2020, initial regulations were issued by the Minister of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs ("the Minister").
For the first quarter of 2020, COVID19 (aka Coronavirus) has been a substantial part of the news and has all but consumed our lives, suffice to say at this point the only thing everyone wants is a cure for this pandemic.
Employees are encouraged to stay calm, keep informed and wash their hands regularly.
In light of the first Coronavirus case being confirmed in South Africa yesterday, employers will need to be more stringent in their approach to managing what the World Health Organisation ("WHO")
Prior to November 2013, there was very little regulation pertaining to CAM in South Africa, however, this position changed after the adoption of revised regulations
A lot of attention has been given to the changes in the South African legislative framework in so far as it relates to Cannabis.
An adult may possess and use cannabis in private for personal consumption in South Africa. This is according to the South African Constitutional Court ruling in September 2018
The adoption of the NHI Bill, as it is currently drafted, is likely to render a substantial portion of the Commission's Inquiry obsolete.
The Independent in Britain recently published an article reporting on the death of Owen Carey, a teenager who died after eating a burger in a restaurant. According to the report
On 18 June 2018, the Minister of Health published two draft bills for public comment - the Draft National Health Insurance Bill and the Draft Medical Schemes Amendment Bill.
Clyde & Co
During May 2019, the Health Professions Council of South Africa ("HPCSA") released a "guide" to address the pressure that medical practitioners regularly face from medical aid schemes.
In recent weeks, several leading pharmaceutical companies have been accused of conspiring to inflate the pricing of their products, some of which are used in the treatment of illnesses such as high cholesterol and HIV.
There has however been a change to the scheduling of cannabidiol (CBD) from Schedule 7 to Schedule 4.
However, buy-in from health care practitioners, patients, health care funders and regulators is required.
Following the recent landmark decision of the South African Constitutional Court, in which the private and personal use of cannabis was decriminalised, together with the publication of guidelines regarding the...
In the recent decision in the consolidated matter of Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others v Prince; National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others v Rubin; ...
The legal and philosophical aspects relating to the concept of "ownership" with respect to human biological material of various kinds has been hotly debated.
Spoor & Fisher
A novel SA technique not only improves the accuracy of ultrasound in assessing hydrocephalus