Mixed signals in South Africa

Regulatory issues stymie market with growing middle class open to nutritional remedies

In South Africa, change is quick and constant. Much of that change has been for the good—few  nations could have overhauled racial relations so completely—but any nations can stumble. In the case of supplements, South Africa stumbled hard.

“Our legislative and regulatory framework is a mess,” says Norman Fels, chairman of the Health Products Association of Southern Africa (HPA). “If enforced, it will s

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