Here’s the front page of today’s Cape Times. The trial of Professor Tim Noakes – over a tweet (!) – is now back in action again and will run until 17 Februari.
It seems like The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is on a witch hunt. And a very costly one, as this large trial drags on and on.
Of course the trial is not really about a single tweet – that would be truly bizarre. It’s about scores of South Africans revolutionizing their health, using advice that is about the opposite of what they get from the Association for Dietetics in SA. So their former president lodged a complaint about a tweet… and that is what got this big thing going.
Let’s hope we get a sane end to it.
The Hearing of Professor Noakes in Progress (June 2015)