Equality in the Form of Expropriation: South Africa’s Attempt to Equalize Farming Opportunities by Seizing Farms Owned by White Farmers

Equality in the Form of Expropriation: South Africa’s Attempt to Equalize Farming Opportunities by Seizing Farms Owned by White Farmers

This article looks at the South African Constitution and the purposes behind the new South African land reform policy of land expropriation without compensation. It further addresses concerns with a lack of farming knowledge and the impact this will have on expropriated farms.

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Medical Device Regulation in South Africa: What's Next?

Medical Device Regulation in South Africa: What's Next?

By: Angela Gamalski.

As medical device technology expands, so does the need for regulation to assure that patients are protected from malfunctioning devices. South Africa expanded its medical device regulation, modeled on the EU’s medical device directive, just prior to the 2017 Medical Device Regulation. What does this mean for South African technology innovators?

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The Effective Criminalization of Female Genital Mutilation in South Africa

The Effective Criminalization of Female Genital Mutilation in South Africa

By: Sophie Goodman.

Over 140 million girls and women are affected by Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Many countries have taken steps to enact laws and regulations to curb the cultural and societal expectations to undergo FGM. South Africa effectively criminalized FGM and continues to educate society on the complications and human rights implications of FGM.

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Sex Discrimination and Harassment in South Africa: The Need For Legislative Reform

Sex Discrimination and Harassment in South Africa: The Need For Legislative Reform

By Abbie Carver.

South Africa enacted legislation prohibiting sexual harassment as a form of gender discrimination. Unfortunately, greater legislative reform is needed to continue to fight for gender equality in South Africa. Continue reading to learn about the current legislation in South Africa addressing the issue of gender discrimination.

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