Noakes hearing, a complete waste of time and money - ethics fundi

Professor Tim Noakes appeared before the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) on Monday morning over a complaint against him in connection with a tweet in which he advised a mother to wean her child on Low Carb/High Fat foods.

The hearing into Noakes “professional conduct” has been adjourned following quarrels over whether video link testimony will be allowed from an expert witness.

CapeTalk’s John Maytham spoke to Jacques Rousseau, critical thinking and ethics lecturer at UCT, who thinks that Noakes hearing is just a good PR stunt.

This is a complete waste of time and money and it’s going to serve as good PR opportunity for Professor Noakes and that’s all it will serve to accomplish.

Jacques Rousseau, critical thinking and ethics lecturer at UCT

Listen to the full conversation below:


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