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'We weren't going to quit', says Tim Noakes on not guilty verdict

21 April 2017 5:08 PM

Prof Tim Noakes has been found not guilty by the Health Professions Council of South Africa on a charge of unprofessional conduct.

Professor Tim Noakes says he is relieved that the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) verdict will allow him to continue sharing information on Twitter.

Noakes has been found not guilty by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) on a charge of unprofessional conduct.

Also read: Tim Noakes not guilty of misconduct

The professor says the prosecution underestimated his legal team's determination to vindicate his name.

We crossed the finish line in first place today.

Professor Tim Noakes

Noakes came under scrutiny in 2014 when he suggested a woman on Twitter to wean her baby onto a low carbohydrate, high-fat diet.

He explains that the 2014 tweet contained information rather than medical advice, as there was no prior doctor-patient relationship.

It means that we can continue to give information across Twitter without being worried that we are going to be called up by the HPCSA.

Professor Tim Noakes

Take a listen to Noakes explain how the HPCSA case unfolded:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 'We weren't going to quit', says Tim Noakes on not guilty verdict


21 April 2017 5:08 PM