CoCT eyes dagga economy, frees land to grow its own

Vacant land in Atlantis, Cape Town, has been freed up for the production of medical cannabis, the City of Cape Town announced on Thursday. The City approved the decision, “which will set the foundation to unlock Cape Town’s potential in this untapped sector”. “This positive move by the City gives[…]

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Doctors in JHB perform a medical first in Africa

A 25-week-old unborn Johannesburg baby has become the first foetus in Africa to receive anaesthetic and undergo groundbreaking “keyhole” surgery to the spine. The four-hour procedure, which involved removing the womb and resting it on the mother’s skin, was performed by a team led by US Baylor College of Medicine[…]

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Muslim experts weigh in on medical cannabis issue

Coming on the back of widespread discussion, government has recently approved the production of cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, for medicinal purposes. While the drug has conventionally been used as a recreational drug, in a climate of overwhelming drug abuse within the country, the medicinal usage of the plant has[…]

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Sahuc seeks volunteers

Following the conclusion of its annual road-show held in Cape Town at the weekend, the South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) has called for volunteers in the Muslim community to be part of its hajj and medical mission during this year’s haj season. Sahuc annually relies on its volunteers[…]

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GOTG begins Gaza work

Relief organization Gift of the Givers started its humanitarian work in Gaza on Sunday, after gaining entry into the besieged coastal strip late Saturday afternoon. The delegation of 10 medical doctors experienced some trouble in Cairo this week, while awaiting clearance from the Egyptian embassy to enter through the Rafah[…]

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GOTG departs for Gaza tonight

Its all systems go for humanitarian NGO Gift of the Givers (GOTG) who will depart for war devastated Gaza on Tuesday evening. The relief agency has deployed ten 10 medical specialists who will depart from OR Tambo International at 9.45pm. Despite initial delays, they are expected to land in Cairo[…]

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