Spinning Plates: Navigating new food label requirements in South Africa

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SUPREME COURT DECLARES REGULATIONS ON COMPLIMENTARY MEDICINES INVALID

In August 2017, the Minister of Health issued updated General Regulations (“the Regulations”) in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965 (“the Act”). This introduced the category of “complementary medicines”, the definition of which included, inter alia, aromatherapy and homeotherapy products and, under the sub-category of health supplements, vitamins, minerals and […]

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Medicinal Product Regulation and Product Liability in South Africa

Medicinal product regulation and product liability in South Africa: overview by Danie Dohmen, Jenny Pienaar, Alexis Apostolidis and Jeanette Visagie A Q&A guide to medicinal product regulation and product liability law in South Africa. The Q&A gives a high level overview of key issues including pricing and state funding, manufacturing, marketing, clinical trials, advertising, labelling, and […]

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Pharmaceutical IP and competition law in South Africa: overview

Pharmaceutical IP and competition law in South Africa: overview by Danie Dohmen, Jenny Pienaar, Alexis Apostolidis and Jeanette Visagie A Q&A guide to pharmaceutical IP and competition law in South Africa. The Q&A gives a high level overview of key issues including patents, trade marks, competition law, patent licensing, generic entry, abuse of dominance and parallel […]

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COVID-19 & Consumer Protection – Global Advertising in a Time of Crisis

Last week, members of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance presented a webinar, “COVID-19 & Consumer Protection — Global Advertising in a Time of Crisis,” which summarised some important coronavirus-related enforcement trends around the world. The webinar was presented by Donata Codone from Portolano Cavallo (Italy), Jose Antonio Arochi from Arochi & Lindner (Mexico), Jenny Pienaar from Adams & Adams (South Africa), Brinsley […]

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Developments in Alcohol Advertising: How We Market Today, Will Determine If We Can Market Tomorrow

On the 28th of January 2020, the Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education (Aware.org) launched the new Code of Commercial Communications (“new Code”). It replaces the previous Code of Commercial Communication of Aware.org’s predecessor, namely the Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol Use (ARA).

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Tweeting Truthfully in Paid Posts – Advice for brands and influencers

The South African Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) will soon issue a set of local guidelines on acceptable social media marketing and advertising, including brand promotion through the use of influencers.

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THE DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING OF MEDICINES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Author: Jenny Pienaar The commercialisation of pharmaceutical products has become more complex as the competitive and regulatory environment has evolved. Today, regulatory regimes not only aim to protect public health and to ensure that there is robust data to support the safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical products, but also to limit expenditure on pharmaceutical products […]

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STRICTER TRADE MARK RULES FOR DAIRY PRODUCTS

On 28 March 2016, the new Regulations relating to the Classification, Packing and Marking of Dairy Products and Imitation Dairy Products Intended for Sale in the Republic of South Africa (“the Regulations“) came into effect. The Regulations were issued by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (“DAFF”), and repeal the previous Dairy Products and Imitation […]

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