001. at politicalanalysis.co.za, in "AHPCSA Publishes Notice Prohibiting Multilevel Marketing & Franchising" (2018-01-21), we're told:
"on 19 January, the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) published a notice in government gazette No. 41386, prohibiting 'multilevel marketing, perverse incentives and franchising' [...covering] covers all allied health professions, including ayurveda, Chinese medicine and acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, naturopathy, osteopathy, phytotherapy, therapeutic aromatherapy, therapeutic massage therapy, therapeutic reflexology and unani-tibb [...]";
one thing to notice these days: any nonsense can be labeled "profession."
"the notice is an attempt to tighten the regulation of the allied healthcare sector and discourage corrupt practices. The sector has seen [...] the infiltration of the sector by dishonest actors who utilise unethical techniques, including multilevel marketing, perverse incentives and franchising to profit from unsuspecting patients [...]";
oh yeah. You could even say this DEFINES naturopathy.