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Changes to the scheduling of cannabis, THC and CBD explained

The Schedules to the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965 (Medicines Act), relating specifically to cannabis and some of its components (ie. cannabinoids), have, since 22 May 2020, officially been amended...

By Martha Burnett and Roxanne Gilbert 4 Jun 2020

How South Africa's health system could take a hit from pandemic lawsuits

As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads around the world, there's been an outpouring of gratitude and support for healthcare professionals...

By Keymanthri Moodley & Anita Kleinsmidt 22 May 2020

Discovery, Liberty and "group wrong"

Discovery Ltd (Discovery) is the sole shareholder of two companies: Discovery Life and Discovery Vitality (all three parties were the applicants). Discovery Life offers insurance and related cover, while Discover Vitality is primarily a wellness and rewards programme...

By Clea Rawlins 11 May 2020

Navigating through the cloud of cannabis legislation in South Africa

Currently, South Africa is one of only three African countries that permit the cultivation of medical cannabis. A licence for cannabis production can be obtained, but the processes for its provision are stringent...

By Rui Lopes and Darryl Bernstein 21 Apr 2020

Tech closes the distance between telemedicine and consent

Covid-19 has exposed several contradictions in regulations about how healthcare professionals can practise telemedicine while still obtaining patients' informed consent - in writing, Technology has provided a solution...

20 Apr 2020

Joint hearing into Life Esidimeni to be conducted

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has agreed to the National Prosecuting Authority's request that a joint hearing be conducted into the Life Esidimeni deaths...

6 Feb 2020

Court develops common law allowing for services as compensation for future medical damages

In a recent landmark judgment, MSM obo KBM v The Member of the Executive Council for Health, Gauteng Provincial Government, the Gauteng High Court handed down a ruling in December 2019 in which it developed the common law to allow for payment of future damages by providing services instead of money in certain medical negligence cases involving State hospitals...

By Sandra Sithole 20 Jan 2020

HPCSA suspends paediatric surgeon Peter Beale

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has suspended Dr Peter Beale, the paediatric surgeon facing charges of culpable homicide after 10-year-old Zayyaan Sayed died shortly after Beale performed a routine laparoscopic surgery in October...

19 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

Join the modern workplace with Microsoft Office 365 and Tarsus on Demand

Is tiresome admin pulling you away from business growth? Is client communication taking up too much of your time? This single software suite can help you automate your administrative tasks and communication to claim back your lost time...

Issued by Microsoft 2 Dec 2019

The costly business of nursing negligence

Negligence at Gauteng state hospitals has caused damage to over 20,000 patients in the past two-and-a-half years, with R29bn paid out in claims...

15 Oct 2019

NHI Bill submissions extended

The Portfolio Committee on Health has extended the period for written submissions on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill to end of November...

3 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by 27 Sep 2019

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