Thursday, 27 August 2015
In February 2014 Claire Julsing-Strydom, President of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA), reported Noakes to the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) for advising a mother on Twitter that she should wean her child onto low-carbohydrate high-fibre foods, which he described as real foods. "By implication I was saying that the child should not be weaned onto the traditional high sugar, high carbohydrate processed cereals." In response to the complaint, the Professional Conduct Committee of the HPCSA, chaired by Advocate Joan Adams, set up a hearing into the allegation of unprofessional conduct against Noakes. The hearing was scheduled for 4 June 2015, but following complaints from Noakes's legal team that the Committee was not properly constituted in accordance with the applicable regulations and the provisions of the Health Professions Act, its commencement was delayed until November 2015. The first session of the hearing took place from 23 to 30 November 2015, after which proceedings were postponed to February 2016. The second session resumed on 8 February and ended on 16 February 2016.The hearing continues and will resume on 17 October 2016.
06 March 2016http://www.biznews.com/health/2015/02/16/science-says-tim-noakes-is-right-on-cholesterol-lchf-and-a-whole-lot-else/
11 February 2016; http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2016/02/11/Tim-Noakes-in-tears
10 Feb 2016:http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/live-tim-noakes-set-to-testify-at-hpcsa-hearing-20160210