The Commission of Enquiry into Fiscal and Monetary Policy in South Africa, with Dr DG Franzsen, Vice-President of the South African Reserve Bank, as chairman, was appointed by the State President on 24 November 1967. An interim report of the commission was published on 26 March 1969. The second and third reports were published on 31 March 1971.
The African states, despite the problems they experience - at home and amongst themselves - have often succeeded in realising a realistic, though modest, pattern of regional co-operation. This article, the first in a series of three, is designed to outline the development and characteristics of this pattern of co-operation, with special reference to the Organisation of African Unity. In the second article the African, Malagasy and Mauritian Common Organisation (OCAMM) and regional groupings in Central Africa and West Africa are discussed. The third and final contribution to this series deals with regional co-operation in North Africa and East Africa and the Customs Union between South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.
The subject of medical experimentation on human beings presents a challenge to the jurist who deals with health law. It is also a challenging topic for a paper for a world meeting on medical law. The reason for this is that the legal norms and in particular the penal norms with which medical action must comply are, as a rule, not comprehensive, so that it is necessary to proceed from the general principles of law to determine which experiments are allowed by the law and where the boundaries of such authorization lie.