Many dental assistants in private practices are paid very little and have to do menial tasks.
Almost a year after the first complaints were filed with the HPCSA about Dr Dube, the Limpopo doctor's medical licence has been stripped.
Badly needed and eager to work here, their efforts are being thwarted by a bureaucratic quagmire.
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Family members of victims of Wouter Basson have expressed relief that the apartheid-era doctor has been found guilty after a six-year trial.
A new complaint has been filed against Limpopo doctor Allick Dube.
Wouter Basson, one of SA's controversial apartheid-era figures, may be banned from practising medicine, but cardiology would suffer, say patients.
The HPCSA will rule on Wouter Basson's fate on December 18 after a five-year long inquiry into his actions during apartheid.
Wouter Basson's lawyer says it is important to not view the case into the apartheid chemical warfare programme with an "armchair approach".
The Health Professions Council of South Africa's hearing into the conduct of Dr Wouter Basson is set to resume on Friday.
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A man has taken two specialists to task for a "misdiagnosis" that nearly cost him his foot
The truth is, the phenomenon is not the mystical and magical art many assume it is.
Private doctors have accused the health minister and the Health Professions Council of South Africa of a having a "hidden agenda"
The council deciding Wouter Basson's fate is fuelling "ambulance chasing" by encouraging the public to complain about doctors, a medical group says.
Advocate Salie Joubert has accused controversial cardiologist Dr Wouter Basson of being an "untruthful witness" and not accepting responsibility.