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12 Apr 2001 00:00
As the Netherlands Parliament this week became the first in the world to legalise euthanasia the South African government says it has shelved discussion on the subject at least for the time being. The South African Law Commission (SALC) released a report on the subject in mid-1999, but it is currently gathering dust in the minister of health’s offices.
According to the SALC, the report, entitled Euthanasia and the Artificial Preservation of Life, was submitted to Minister of Health Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, as well as to Minister of Justice Penuell Maduna.
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