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Concern is mounting over what will become of thousands of sick people, especially the elderly and people with HIV/Aids, once it becomes illegal for their doctors to give them medicine without a prescribing licence. Only 10% of South Africa's approximately 11Â 000 dispensing doctors have applied for the licence that will allow them to continue.
Further information relating to one of the four alleged kidnappers of Liam Aspeling (10) will be presented at the four's next appearance in the Vereeniging Regional Court on Friday. The four men had expected to apply for bail on Wednesday, but the investigating officer and two files relating to the case had arrived too late for adequate preparation.
Friday's Constitutional Court judgement on medicine pricing achieved nothing for the consumer and sowed more confusion, the Democratic Alliance said. The "contentious matter" has been thrown "back into the hands of the very people who were unable to find a solution to the problems in the first place", the DA said.
The Gauteng Rapid Rail team on Thursday unveiled a complex plan of street closures, demolitions and expropriations -- set to begin mid-May -- for the construction of the new Gautrain link between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Digging will start "within weeks" for the first preparations, said project leader Jack van der Merwe.
Numsa has reiterated its objection to the inclusion of the Democratic Alliance's policies in the ANC-endorsed national development plan.
The ANC Youth League in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape are uniting behind Julius Malema, saying he remains their leader until the next election in 2014.
A commissioner for incarceration and corrections says former police head Jackie Selebi must abide a long list of conditions while in "home" detention.
The ANC's chief whip says the National Press Club's Black Wednesday plan for this week's vote on the secrecy Bill are a senseless distortion of facts