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found this in an open field in South Africa, Gauteng, Pretoria / there is a whole patch of them - weeping shrub about 3-4m high -white flowers, green berries at this point - cant see any thorns

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Greetings, welcome to the Forums.

This looks like a species of Box-thorn (Lycium sp) in the Nightshade Family (Solanaceae). There are many species of Lycium that occur in the drier parts of all continents except Antarctica. There is are approximately 25 species native to southern Africa.
The fruits of many species are often pleasantly sweet. The best known cultivated species are L. barbarum and L. chinense, both sources of commercially grown Goji Berries.
It would be wonderful to see close-up photos of the flowers and ripe fruit in order to make a more definite identification.
 
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Hello again. Great to hear from you. That doesn't always happen with older threads.

No, Firethorns (Pyracantha, Rosaceae) would have different floral and fructal structures, such as separate petals and inferior ovaries.

Did you ever see the mature fruit on these shrubs?
 
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