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Could vaccine registration negate the good intentions of the Trips waiver?

In October 2020, South Africa and India called on World Trade Organisation members to support a proposal to suspend the WTO's agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips), for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic...

By Chyreene Truluck 10 Jun 2021

How to manage risk against medical injury claims

Accurate recordkeeping, informed consent and professional front-office support are essential for mitigating the risks for claims of malpractice against doctors....

By Vanessa Rogers 24 May 2021

Choosing Lesotho's judges on merit should be only the start of judicial reforms

Lesotho's Judicial Service Commission has started a process to recruit seven judges of the High Court through a merit-based process...

By Hoolo 'Nyane 12 May 2021

Over 100 countries back Trips waiver on Covid-19 vaccines

South Africa's proposal to waiver specific Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) obligations related to the manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccines is now supported by over 100 countries...

7 May 2021

US supports waiver of Covid-19 vaccine IP restrictions

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the US's support for a temporary and targeted waiver of intellectual property protections that apply to Covid-19 vaccines...

6 May 2021

New cerebral palsy research may have profound impact on medicolegal cases

Commonly held views on cerebral palsy are being challenged by a new paper recently published in the South African Medical Journal, which suggests that the causes of this condition may be far more complex and multi-faceted...

5 May 2021

Thomson Reuters and Juta announce strategic partnership to connect African lawyers to the world

Thomson Reuters and Juta & Co are proud to announce a partnership in Africa, that will see legal professionals being offered market-leading research technology...

By Jackie Rhodes & Kamal Patel, Issued by Juta and Company 13 Apr 2021

PoPI reinforces systems already in place in the healthcare industry

The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI), which comes into full force later this year, is not something for the healthcare industry to fear...

By Justin Malherbe 8 Apr 2021

Court order: Doctors can prescribe ivermectin for Covid-19

Doctors can now prescribe ivermectin to Covid-19 patients, thanks to an order handed down by the Pretoria High Court...

7 Apr 2021

Medical practice: The minefield of saving lives

The recent move to charge a medical practitioner with murder rather than culpable homicide for the death of a patient after surgery is alarming, because it could deter innovation and new entrants to the profession...

By Merlita Kennedy & Jared Ishmael 5 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Key industry group trends in post-pandemic Africa

In the midst of the planetary emergency of climate change, Covid-19 is testing modern civilisation's preparedness for shocks, across the spheres of finance, economics and technology; global, national and regional governance; global and population health; social cohesion and food security. This is according to Baker McKenzie's new report, Unprecedented: Converging Crises...

By Wildu du Plessis 6 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 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...

14 Dec 2020

Ethical and legal guidelines for telemedicine

In a world caught in the middle of the Covid-19 storm, telemedicine has proven its worth in the medical professional's toolkit this year...

By Vanessa Rogers 25 Nov 2020

How complaints against professionals can turn and bite back

The case of Holden v Assmang Limited (5 November 2020) concerned the issue of malicious proceedings brought against a professional before the professional's own professional regulatory body...

By Merlita Kennedy 18 Nov 2020









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