Prof Tim Noakes

By Marika Sboros

As I predicted, the backlash against University of Cape Town sports scientist Prof Tim Noakes has begun.

I knew it would happen after MPs invited him to address Parliament last week on Banting. I didn’t think it would happen quite so soon. Or that it would come from  his own colleagues at UCT.

The “guns” aimed at Noakes don’t get bigger than this. Academics from UCT’s highest reaches have written an open letter to the Cape Times attacking him. Here’s what they aimed at their target: