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Combating wildlife crime

News Desk Opening the 3rd annual conference of the Global Wildlife Programme in Pretoria, the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, expressed the “hope that this conference would help to build alliances between the private sector, local communities and international partners to address the pressing issues of conservation and society. We need […]

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Dealing in dagga is still illegal

Michele du Plessis SAPS warns that dealing in cannabis is still illegal. The South African Police Service is issuing a stern warning that the establishment of illegal dispensaries/outlets, online sites and social media platforms which are marketing and selling cannabis and cannabis-related products to the public remains illegal, except where specifically allowed in terms of […]

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Cannabis, the exclusions…

Michele du Plessis Cannabis (the whole plant or parts or products thereof) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (the psychoactive substance that gives one a “high”) are currently listed as Schedule 7 substances in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965, except when present in processed hemp fibre and products containing not more than 0,1 % […]

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New WhatsApp features

Michele du Plessis WhatsApp has been with us since 2009 and this year, it is 10 years old. “Simple. Secure. Reliable messaging. With WhatsApp, you’ll get fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free*, available on phones all over the world.” (*Data charges might apply.) According to Wikipedia, “the client application was created by WhatsApp […]