Tag: Noakes trial

NOAKES: LEGAL TEAM FIGHTS ‘TRIAL BY AMBUSH’ – PART 1

The November 2015 session of the hearing against Prof Tim Noakes was a trip through ethical landmines territory. In the first of a two-part series, I give my impressions of what went down this time round. Like all good whodunnits, it had twists and turns. His legal team has called it ‘trial by ambush’.

By Marika Sboros

Here’s a shocker for the legal and ethical books. The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) admits to procuring secret reports to charge health professionals. In other words, it doesn’t give the accused a chance to respond to all evidence before being tried. It has done so in its case against University of Cape Town emeritus professor Tim Noakes.



NOAKES: WILL ‘NUTRITION INQUISITION’ FINALLY MUZZLE HIM?

By Marika Sboros
Tim Noakes

If the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) hearing against Prof Tim Noakes succeeds, it could strike him off the roll. Whether that will happen is anybody’s guess right now. My guess is it won’t.

My guess also is that the HPCSA is marshaling a host of orthodox forces that will go down fighting to ensure it will. That’s why I call trial that begins on June 4, 2016  a “nutrition inquisition”. Here’s a look at how this trial came to be: