20°C / 22°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 7°C
  • Thu
  • 18°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 6°C
  • Mon
  • 18°C
  • 5°C
  • Wed
  • 14°C
  • 7°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 23°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 17°C
  • 9°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 9°C
  • Mon
  • 25°C
  • 14°C
  • Wed
  • 22°C
  • 8°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 7°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 21°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 23°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 5°C
  • Thu
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 3°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 6°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Wed
  • 19°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 14°C
  • Fri
  • 23°C
  • 14°C
  • Sat
  • 24°C
  • 15°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 16°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 24°C
  • 7°C
  • Sat
  • 23°C
  • 14°C
  • Sun
  • 17°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 23°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 12°C
  • 3°C
  • Thu
  • 18°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 24°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 23°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 13°C
  • 7°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 7°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 16°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 24°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 6°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 7°C
  • Sat
  • 21°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 23°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 21°C
  • 8°C
  • Wed
  • 18°C
  • 3°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 0°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 2°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 4°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 22°C
  • 7°C
  • Thu
  • 20°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 23°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 6°C
  • Mon
  • 18°C
  • 8°C
  • Wed
  • 14°C
  • 8°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 25°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 13°C

Tim Noakes breaks down during hearing

The sport scientist is facing the Health Professions Council in a hearing after a complaint about a tweet.

FILE: Banting diet advocate Tim Noakes (R). Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Professor Tim Noakes has broken down at a hearing into his professional conduct.

The sport scientist is facing the Health Professions Council in a hearing after a complaint from the former president of the Association of Dietetics.

It relates to a tweet in which Noakes advised a mother to wean her baby onto a low carb/high fat diet.

The hearing was adjourned after Professor Noakes broke down in tears while delivering his testimony.

After a short break, proceedings were adjourned until tomorrow morning.

Earlier, Noakes told the hearing he did not give medical advice and was simply sharing information like he did with so many others on Twitter.

He said he did not believe a doctor-patient relationship existed with Pippa Linstra, because he was not a doctor and last had a stethoscope to his ears about 10 years ago.

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus