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Allegations against top surgeon spark public concern around medical accountability in SA

The sad passing of 10-year-old Zayyaan Sayed shortly after an operation performed by paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale and anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi has resulted in widespread public concern around the accountability of surgeons in South African hospitals. Spokesperson for the Sayed family, Sinenhlanhla Mnguni has indicated that the family[…]

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HPCSA urges the public to report illegal practitioners

In a shocking find, the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has listed at least ten unregistered medical practitioners or practitioners issuing illegal medical certificates to employers who wish to abscond from work, within the Western Cape. Senior Manager at the HPCSA’s Inspectorate Office, Eric Mphapuli, explains that the[…]

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Basson ‘distorting facts’

Former chemical and biological warfare expert Dr Wouter Basson was trying to create an atmosphere not based on facts, a professional conduct committee in Pretoria heard on Thursday. Salie Joubert, representing complainants against Basson, argued before the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) that Basson’s application for the recusal of[…]

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Discharge Basson interdict: HPCSA

A court interdict that halted cardiologist Dr Wouter Basson’s sentencing proceedings at the HPCSA should be set aside, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Thursday. “The order issued by Judge (Selby) Baqwa should be discharged and set aside,” Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) lawyer Terry Motau said. Basson,[…]

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Basson application to be heard

An application by lawyers for apartheid-era chemical warfare expert Dr Wouter Basson to get more information about a hearing into his conduct will be heard in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday. Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) spokeswoman Charmaine Motloung said the council received a court interdict to[…]

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Wouter Basson sentencing to begin

The sentencing hearing of Dr Wouter Basson before the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is expected to begin on Wednesday in Pretoria. The HPCSA in December last year found Basson guilty of unprofessional conduct, with the hearing running till Saturday. The HPCSA inquiry was held to determine whether he[…]

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