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Anger after body allowed to decompose in ‘illegal’ morgue

Residents of Memel in the Free State are angry with a local mortuary after the corpse of a woman allegedly decomposed within seven days of being stored. According to the family of Emily Nyembe, her body decomposed at a mortuary belonging to Koos Meyer. Her stepdaughter, Nelly Nyembe, 47, said: “When we went to the […]

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Coca-Cola ventures into Cannabis

The world’s largest beverage company may be the next industry giant to jump into the cannabis drinks business. Coca-Cola says it is monitoring the nascent industry and is interested in CBD – the non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana – for beverages as soda consumption slows. The soft-drinks maker is in talks with a major Canadian marijuana […]

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South Africa’s AfriAg seeks UK medical cannabis producer license

AfriAg Global Plc has hired a law firm to help with the application process to become a licensed medical cannabis cultivator and producer in the UK, the South African haulier said on Monday. Britain proposed in July to allow doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis starting this year and several countries, including Germany, Italy and Denmark, […]

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3 big reasons why doctors may look at leaving South Africa

New rules implemented from 1 July will require all South African students who study overseas to complete a one-year bridging course at a local university when returning to the country. Speaking to IOL, health department representative Gavin Steel said the reason for the policy change was that at some foreign universities – especially in China and […]

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New policy tells China-trained doctors to go back to class

South African students who study medicine abroad will have to go back to university on their return home after graduating. Since July 1, a new policy by the National Department of Health compels all foreign-trained doctors to complete a one-year bridging course at a local university. While some have accepted the policy, many foreign-trained students […]