The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein will hear arguments on the legality of euthanasia or assisted suicide. Spokesperson for the department of Justice and Correctional Services Mthunzi Mhanga says ending the life of patient is illegal in the South African constitution. He says taking life of a human being[…]
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 justice ministry on Friday said it is considering whether it still wants to appeal the High Court in Pretoria’s ruling on the assisted suicide of Robin Stransham-Ford, after he died on Thursday. “In view of the latest developments we will reflect on the matter and also await written reasons[…]
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 National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) would appeal a precedent-setting court ruling giving a terminally ill Cape Town man the right to end his own life with the help of a doctor. “We are disappointed with the judgment and will take it on appeal… because it has far-reaching implications from a[…]
Jesus Christ would not have approved of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s support for assisted suicide for the terminally ill, the Christian Democratic Party (CDP) said on Monday. “In his desire to be in the limelight it would appear that he [Tutu] has become a friend of the enemy instead of[…]
Following on from last year’s ground breaking seminar on organ donations, Masjidul Quds in Gatesville will be hosting a seminar on the equally controversial issue of euthanasia. The event, which takes place this coming Sunday, will look at various aspects of the topic, including the legal, ethical, as well as[…]
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