South African Law Reform Commission Media Statement 1999 (Helpful summary)
The main issue is that the SALRC did not recommend the legalisation of euthansia, but put forward three alternatives: Two options for legalisation of euthanasia and a third option of keeping the status quo. The state chose to keep the status quo.
South African Law Reform Commission Discussion Paper 1997 (Draft was rejected after strong opposition leading to major revisions)
The Stransham Ford application quoted this report instead of the final one – creating confusion and showing their attorney’s poor preparation.