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 HPCSA condemns acts of Racism and Sexism in the workplace
Author: Daphney Chuma 
05 August 2016
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is a statutory body and is committed to protecting the public and guiding the professions. The HPCSA has been plagued with enquiries regarding racism and sexism at the workplace.
 
 
 
 
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Symposium For All Healthcare Practitioners in Welkon
Author: Daphney Chuma 
27 July 2016
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be hosting a Symposium for all healthcare practitioners in Welkom, Free State Province as part of its stakeholder engagement process.
 
 
 
 
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 Verification of qualification for Foreign Qualified Practitioners
Author: Daphney Chuma 
07 July 2016
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will require practitioners who obtained their basic medical qualification outside of South Africa to use ECFMG's Electronic Portifolio of International Credentials (EPICSA) to have their medical credentials verified
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 Urgent Notice
Author: Daphney Chuma 
21 June 2016
Pretoria – Please note that our office will close at 14:30 today, 21 June 2016 due to the strike around Tshwane. We apologise for the inconvenience caused
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HPCSA Public Awareness Campaign in Phoenix
Author: Daphney Chuma 
23 May 2016
Pretoria – The HPCSA is a statutory body and is committed to protecting the public and guiding the professions. The mission of the HPCSA is quality healthcare standars for all.
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More bogus doctor's exposed
Author: Daphney Chuma 
05 May 2016
Pretoria – The HPCSA, continues to execute on its manadate to eradicàthe bogus practitioners in the healthcare sector.
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Dr Basson's Hearing
Author: Daphney Chuma 
22 April 2016
Pretoria – Today the North Gauteng High Court, in Pretoria handed down the judgement in the eview Application brought by Dr Basson against Prof Hugo and Prof Mhlanga, in the official capacities as Chairperson and member of the disciplinary Committee, respectively.
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Scope of dental Therapist 
Author: Daphney Chuma 
04 April 2016
Pretoria –  The HPCSA, Professional Board for Dental Therapy & Oral Hygiene advices Dental Therapists and other stakeholders that, after discussion with various stakeholders, recommendations were made to the Minister regarding amended regulations defining the scope of the profession of Dental Therapists.
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Off-site Renewal of Registrations and the Issuing of Practice cards
Author: Daphney Chuma 
18 March 2016
Pretoria –  The HPCSA embarked on a nation-wide off-site renewal of registrations campaign. The campaigned affords practitioners an opportunity to pay their annual fees 2016/17 and have their practising cards immediately.
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Registration of Dental Assistants 
Author: Daphney Chuma 
12 February 2016
Pretoria –   Dental Assistants are valued and important healthcare professionals that work alongside dental specialits, dentists, dental therapists and oral hygienists in the treatment of patients, allowing for safe and effective oral healthcare delivery.
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HPCSA requests Dental Assistants to register by 31 March 2016
Author: Daphney Chuma 
10 February 2016
Pretoria –   Dental Assistants urged to register by the 31 March 2016
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Media Advisory: Update on the review application by Wouter Basson
Author: Daphney Chuma
10 February 2016
Pretoria – The HPCSA received a court review application by Wouter Bason challenging the decision of the Professional Conduct Committee. 
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HPCSA's Actioning of the MTT Recommendations
Author: Daphney Chuma 
27 January 2016
Pretoria –   The Actioning taken by the HPCSA regarding recommendations made from the Ministerial Task Team report
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HPCSA's Response to the SAMA Media Statement
Author: Daphney Chuma 
27 January 2016
Pretoria –   The HPCSA's response to a media statement released by the South African Medical Association dated 26 January 2016 
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Media Advisory on the case against Dr Luke Gordon
Author: Daphney Chuma 
22 January 2016
Pretoria –   Hearing of Dr Luke Gordon
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Hpcsa withdraws accreditation of EMC programme at CUT
Author: Daphney Chuma 
19 January 2016
Pretoria –  Discontinuation of the Education and Training of Pipeline Students: National Diploma in Emergency Medical Care  
 
 
 
 
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Competition tribunal dismisses self referral by IW Buchanan (CEO of Torga Optical) against the HPCSA
Author: Charmaine Motloung
09 February 2015

Pretoria – In an important ruling for the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), the Competition Tribunal of South Africa recently dismissed a self referral complaint by Ian Walter Buchanan, the CEO of Torga Optical against the HPCSA and its Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians over a long standing issue between the parties.  
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Hearing on the sentencing of Dr Wouter Basson to commence
Author: Priscilla Sekhonyana
19 January 2015

Pretoria – The HPCSA confims that a High Court application was lodged by the legal Council of Dr Wouter Basson to postpone proceedings to later this week based on the following reasons: 
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Hearing on the sentencing of Dr Wouter Basson to commence
Author: Priscilla Sekhonyana
16 January 2015

Pretoria – Please be advised that the finalisation of the sentencing proceedings of Dr Wouter Basson continues. 
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HPCSA embarks on a nationwide off-site registrations campaign for students
Author: Priscilla Sekhonyana
21 November 2014

Pretoria – In a bid to meet the increasing demands of healthcare registrations in the country, the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be embarking on a nationwide off-site registrations campaign of qualified students entering the healthcare profession.
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Hearing on the sentencing of Dr Wouter Basson to commence
Author: Priscilla Sekhonyana
17 November 2014

Pretoria – Please be advised that the finalisation of the sentencing proceedings of Dr Wouter Basson will commence in November 2014.
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Court orders registrations of Dental Assistants
Author: Charmaine Motloung
16 July 2014

Pretoria – The Professional Board for Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) feels vindicated after a High Court judgment forcing Dental Assistants to be registered with the HPCSA.
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Practitioners warned about dubious mobile Radiology services
Author: Charmaine Motloung
05 May 2014

Pretoria – The Professional Board for Radiography and Clinical Technology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has warned practitioners about suspicious mobile radiology practices.
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Students warned against studying at an unaccredited institutions
Author: Lize Nel
27 January 2014

Pretoria – The Professional Board for Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)has warned the public that Oxbridge Academy in Stellenbosch, Western Cape is not accredited by the Professional Board to offer Dental Practice Assistant training.
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HPCSA mourns the death of Madiba
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
09 December 2013

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the whole world today mourn the passing of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. A world icon renowned for peace and reconciliation died at his Houghton home in Johannesburg in the late hours Thursday, 05 December.
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Cautionary notice to prospective students studying overseas
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
25 November 2013

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has condemned the practice by some doctors to exploit the RWOPS (Remunerative Work Outside Public Service) programme to the extent that patients are being neglected.
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Doctors and public warned against use of hello doctor services
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
19 November 2013

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has warned doctors, other healthcare practitioners and the public not to participate in, or make use of, the advertised “Hello Doctor” or any other act of unethical telemedicine, that may be in breach of the Council’s ethical rules and regulations.
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Fraudulent certificates remain a challenge
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
08 October 2013

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is again urging prospective students to only study at accredited training institutions. This comes after the Council discovered fraudulent emergency care certificates were issued by an unaccredited institution.
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HPCSA gets practitioner barred
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
13 June 2013

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) succeeded last week in having a Medical Practitioner barred from practising his profession after not complying with category limitations and being involved in unprofessional conduct.
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HPCSA condemns exploitation of RWOPS
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
13 June 2013

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has condemned the practice by some doctors to exploit the RWOPS (Remunerative Work Outside Public Service) programme to the extent that patients are being neglected.
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Warning: Illegal sale of hearing aids could cause permanent damage
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
22 April 2013

Pretoria – The Speech, Language and Hearing Professional Board of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has warned the public against purchasing hearing aids or amplifiers directly from retail pharmacies and other non-registered persons – not only are these pharmacies acting in contravention of the law, but these amplifiers could cause irreversible hearing loss to normal hearing members of the public.
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HPCSA withdraws participation in protest of practitioner treatment
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
16 April 2013

Pretoria – Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) today announced it is withdrawing from its participation in the Africa Health Exhibition, scheduled to be held between 7-9 May 2013 in Johannesburg.
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Retraction on media statement issued regarding the suspension of certain continuing professional development activities
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
26 March 2013

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has announced the retraction of the media statement “Suspension of certain Continuing Professional Development Activities”, issued on 22 March 2013.
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Concerns over potential exploitation of Healthcare practitioners
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
24 March 2013

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has noted the practise of enticing practitioners to enter into Designated Service Provider (DSN) and Preferred Provider Network (PPN) contracts with medical aid schemes, and while these schemes may not per se be illegal, the HPCSA is concerned about the potential ethical transgressions that may arise from practitioners entering into these agreements with schemes.
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HPCSA advocates healthy teeth for a healthy life
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
19 March 2013

Pretoria – On the World Oral Health Day, 20 March 2013, the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is encouraging all South Africans to maintain a healthy set of teeth and take responsibility of their oral health to prevent the epidemic of dental caries, gum diseases and tooth loss.
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Extension for submissions to determine guideline tariffs for medical and dental services
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
31 January 2013

Pretoria – The Medical and Dental Professions Board of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has extended the deadline for submissions to determine Guideline Tariffs for medical and dental services for another 21 days.
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