Grass ain’t greener for South Africa’s underground cannabis industry
/ 19 April 2024

Grass ain’t greener for South Africa’s underground cannabis industry

The boom in dispensaries and bud shops has seen traditional growers and sellers driven out of business while the government drags its feet

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Editorial: The green boom in a legal vacuum
/ 19 April 2024

Editorial: The green boom in a legal vacuum

A national cannabis master plan has been developed, with the department of trade and industry tasked with its implementation and administration, but the momentum towards turning all of this into a reality, appears to have been lost in the build-up to the 29 May elections

High court strikes Zuma’s private prosecution of Downer off the roll
/ 17 April 2024

High court strikes Zuma’s private prosecution of Downer off the roll

Judge Nkosinathi Chili said Zuma would not be prejudiced if the matter is removed from the roll pending his bid to appeal the invalidation of the private prosecution

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Meyiwa trial: Another expert links the accused through phone records
/ 17 April 2024

Meyiwa trial: Another expert links the accused through phone records

Cellphone data analyst Gideon Gouws tells the court calls and deleted messages were downloaded from the phones confiscated from the accused

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Durban business confidence up slightly, but electricity and water remain concerns
/ 16 April 2024

Durban business confidence up slightly, but electricity and water remain concerns

The marginal improvement in sentiment has been buoyed by sectors such as manufacturing

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Meyiwa trial: Legal aid says defence applied late for ballistics expert funding
/ 16 April 2024

Meyiwa trial: Legal aid says defence applied late for ballistics expert funding

An irate Judge Ratha Mokgoathleng asked state prosecutor George Baloyi to read into the court record what the law says about court delays and the consequences

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IFP president criticises DA’s Western Cape policies, vows to prioritise equality and development
/ 16 April 2024

IFP president criticises DA’s Western Cape policies, vows to prioritise equality and development

Inkatha Freedom Party leader Velenkosi Hlabisa said his party would address the growing disparity between the rich and poor in the province

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US vs SA: From antipathy to antimony
/ 16 April 2024

US vs SA: From antipathy to antimony

The global superpower has sought to nurture its relations with sub-Saharan Africa, which is an important source of the critical minerals needed to sustain its economy

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Meyiwa trial: Defence dismisses claims that its clients had cell phones while in custody
/ 15 April 2024

Meyiwa trial: Defence dismisses claims that its clients had cell phones while in custody

Eight months later the defence has not brought in its ballistics experts because of a lack of funds

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ANC gunning for finance MMC portfolio after taking mayorship in Ekurhuleni
/ 15 April 2024

ANC gunning for finance MMC portfolio after taking mayorship in Ekurhuleni

Newly elected mayor Nkosindiphile Xhakaza says there is ‘pressure’ for the ANC to fail the metro ‘as the EFF and DA had done’

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