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Rooibos can benefit you during Covid-19 pandemic

A recently completed study at the University of Columbia, found that COVID-19 poses a significant risk to those suffering from cardiovascular disease (CVD) and hypertension as a result of the additional stress that the respiratory disease places on the heart. Thus, heart patients are more likely to develop severe symptoms and complications from COVID-19. In …

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Rooibos continues to enjoy GI protection in UK post Brexit

There has been some speculation around whether South African products, such as Rooibos, will continue to enjoy Geographical Indicator (GI) status following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. According to Dawie de Villiers, legal director for the the SA Rooibos Council (SARC), the short answer is “yes”. “By its inclusion in the Geographical Indication …

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San and Khoi to benefit from Rooibos after landmark agreement

The Khoi-Khoi and San communities are set to benefit from the commercialisation of Rooibos, following the signing of the historic Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) agreement between the Rooibos Industry, represented by the SA Rooibos Council (SARC), and the Khoi-Khoi and San, represented by the National Khoi-San Council (NKC) and the South African San Council (SASC). …

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