HPCSA puts out 'Noakes guilty' statement, then takes it back

2016-10-28 15:22
Professor Tim Noakes (Nasief Manie, Netwerk24)

Professor Tim Noakes (Nasief Manie, Netwerk24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - The Health Professions Council of South Africa incorrectly put out a statement on Friday saying it had found Tim Noakes guilty of unprofessional conduct.

- READ: HPCSA got it wrong on Noakes, apologises

- READ: Noakes 'guilty' finding not true says lawyer

"This is after he provided unconventional advice on breastfeeding babies on social media which was not in accordance with the norms and standards of his profession," the HPCSA announced in the incorrect media release.

Noakes testified and called witnesses in his defence in the case, and these witnesses were cross examined, the HPCSA said.

"The Pro Forma Complainant has now closed its case and there are no further witnesses to be called. The only outstanding issue is that of argument of the matter."

Proceedings have been adjourned until April 4 and 5, 2017.

The Pro Forma Complainant must file its heads of argument by February 1, and Noakes and his legal team will have until February 22 to file their heads of argument. The Pro Forma Complainant will then have until March 15 to file its reply to the heads of argument.

"The matter will then be argued before the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) on April 4 and 5.

"The PCC will deliberate on the issue and come to a decision between 6 and 7 April."

A judgment on the matter will be issued on Friday, April 21, 2017 by the PCC.

- A screenshot of the release:



Read more on:    tim noakes  |  cape town

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.