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A lesson in medical ethics

A lesson in medical ethics

"Several of my friends and colleagues have read your article and have engaged me on it. Of course, attempting to sue you for defamation would merely enrich your attorneys and waste my time and leave me out of pocket. So please do the correct thing and apologise publicly," asks Dr Charles Edelstein.

Hip-op hip-hop

Hip-op hip-hop

The hip bone not connected to the...

Patients who’ve had hip-replacement problems with metal-on-metal DePuy implants are being urged to join a mass legal action against makers Johnson & Johnson. But J&J has already offered to replace any faulty implants free of charge. Is their litigation for fair compensation justified or are the lawyers stirring a honeypot?

The secretaries' revolt

The secretaries' revolt

Why has top mining attorney Warren Beech quit as an equity partner in South Africa’s leading law firm Webber Wentzel for rivals Eversheds? A career move, as he has told the press, or a nasty ultimatum from senior partner David Lancaster?

Beech’s move, Noseweek has discovered, had a great deal to do with the unhappiness of a band of legal secretaries that he disparagingly referred to as his “bunnies”.

Bench press

Bench press

No need for an Arab Spring in South Africa before we address poverty and inequality: the Constitution empowers our courts to defuse such situations by making justice accessible to all, says leading judge Dunstan Mlambo. Judges are urged to become activists.

Shattered

Shattered

A New York agent’s refusal to pay for a R450,000 consignment of handcrafted ceramics, in a bid to extract better terms from his SA supplier, has brought down one of this country's iconic creative businesses.

Eight years ago Kate Carlyle's Mustardseed and Moonshine was a thriving business and was recognised as one of SA's design success stories.

Egyptian Dambusters

Egyptian Dambusters

Egyptian Dambusters target Ethiopian hydroelectric scheme.

The Nile is vital to the people and agricultural projects of Egypt. Also in the Nile Basin and reliant on its waters are Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi. As Egypt is at the end of the river it is in a particularly politically precarious situation.

DA's conservation black hole

DA's conservation black hole

Farmers are baying for the blood of predators while conservationists and animal lovers fight tooth and nail to save them. As the battle for biodiversity rages in  the Western Cape, it seems the political leaders who started all the trouble have gone to ground.

Terrible Twins

Terrible Twins

Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, is eager to favour a fellow ANC multi-millionaire, Dr Iqbal Survé, with a R1-billion tender opening a window on all that’s wrong with the Zuma government. Her ...
 
DearEditor

DearEditor

Going places ♦ Bredell at it again ♦ Maddening mail ♦ More rats tales? ♦ Just a memory ...

A lesson in medical ethics

A lesson in medical ethics

"Several of my friends and colleagues have read your article and have engaged me on it. Of course, attempting to sue you for defamation would merely enrich your attorneys and waste my time ...

Hip-op hip-hop

Hip-op hip-hop

The hip bone not connected to the... Patients who’ve had hip-replacement problems with metal-on-metal DePuy implants are being urged to join a mass legal action against makers Johnson & Johnson. But J&J has already ...

The secretaries' revolt

The secretaries' revolt

Why has top mining attorney Warren Beech quit as an equity partner in South Africa’s leading law firm Webber Wentzel for rivals Eversheds? A career move, as he has told the press, or ...

Bench press

Bench press

No need for an Arab Spring in South Africa before we address poverty and inequality: the Constitution empowers our courts to defuse such situations by making justice accessible to all, says leading judge ...

Shattered

Shattered

A New York agent’s refusal to pay for a R450,000 consignment of handcrafted ceramics, in a bid to extract better terms from his SA supplier, has brought down one of this country's iconic ...

Egyptian Dambusters

Egyptian Dambusters

Egyptian Dambusters target Ethiopian hydroelectric scheme. The Nile is vital to the people and agricultural projects of Egypt. Also in the Nile Basin and reliant on its waters are Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, the ...

DA's conservation black hole

DA's conservation black hole

Farmers are baying for the blood of predators while conservationists and animal lovers fight tooth and nail to save them. As the battle for biodiversity rages in  the Western Cape, it seems the ...

BOOKS: Allure of wickedness

BOOKS: Allure of wickedness

Len Ashton reviews A Humble Companion by Laurie Graham (Quercus) ...

BOOKS: Oozing onto a shelf near you

BOOKS: Oozing onto a shelf near you

Len Ashton reviews Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller (Atlantic Books) ...