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Commission hears of state capture web’s dire consequences for a country

JOHANNESBURG, September 19 – Recession, high unemployment rate and a negative credit rating were some of the catastrophic results of state capture on a country, the commission of inquiry into state capture heard on Wednesday. International expert Daniel Kauffman, an economist and social scientist from Chile, gave evidence on the impact of state capture. Kauffman […]

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You can grow it and smoke it privately, but buying and selling dagga remains a crime

JOHANNESBURG, September 18 – The Constitutional Court on Tuesday gave Parliament 24 months to remedy defects in the law which criminalise the private cultivation and use of marijuana in South Africa. The country’s highest court confirmed an order by the high court in Cape Town declaring sections of the Drugs Act and Medicines Act “inconsistent […]