The State has filed a notice of leave to appeal the High Court in Pretoria’s ruling that a terminally-ill man had the right to commit suicide with the assistance of a doctor. Doctors for Life International (DFL) said in a statement on Friday the appeal notice was filed by the[…]
The final days of former president Nelson Mandela formed part of a debate in Johannesburg on Thursday night around end-of-life decisions such as euthanasia. Two speakers spoke about Mandela, and although both were on opposite sides of the debate, they agreed that he should not have been put on life-support[…]
The court order allowing a Cape Town advocate to commit suicide with the help of a medical doctor will remain in force, even though he died two hours before the order was granted. Judge Hans Fabricius on Monday refused an application by the government and the Health Professions Council to[…]
If the State’s appeal against the High Court in Pretoria’s ruling allowing a terminally ill cancer patient to commit suicide with a doctor’s help fails, Parliament will have to change legislation to accommodate this, an advocate said on Thursday. If the Supreme Court of Appeal says the ruling by Judge[…]
The High Court in Pretoria is expected to rule on Thursday on whether a terminally ill man can get a doctor’s help to commit suicide. Robin Stransham-Ford, 65, a former advocate, was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer in September 2013. “What must he do, get on top of a building[…]
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