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Ernest du Toit, spokesperson for the council says while market forces will determine the final price of Rooibos the increase is unlikely to be as high, because the production cycle of Rooibos runs over four years.

Rooibos tea could mitigate negative effects of heavy boozing

After consuming copious amounts of alcohol during the festive season, it might do the majority of the population good, if South Africans resolve to follow the recent trend in the UK, where an increasing number of Brits have swapped booze for healthier beverage options, such as tea, for an entire month. This is known as ‘Dry January’.

What Trump victory means for SA pharma industry

Pharmaceutical stocks in Europe and the USA performed well following newly elected Donald Trump’s presidential victory and it’s likely that Trump’s proposed healthcare plan, which states that the Food and Drug Administration must be reformed to “put greater focus on the need of patients for new and innovative medical products”, has contributed to the good run in pharma stocks.