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PODCAST: Examining Dr Death

How did a man who headed the apartheid-era chemical and biological warfare program Project Coast manage to stay in business in post-apartheid SA?

Horrors hidden in plain sight

A deliberately dense exhibition reveals the ghastly underbelly of Wouter Basson’s Project Coast.

Basson recusal application fails

The petition in question was initiated by the People's Health Movement, not the South African Medical Association or the Rural Doctors Association.

Basson launches bid to force committee recusal

Citing a conflict of interests and an inability to be impartial, "Dr Death" wants the committee conducting the inquiry into his conduct to step down.

Judgement reserved in urgent application sought by Basson’s lawyers

Wouter Basson’s lawyer, Jaap Cilliers, said that his client "wouldn't have been a doctor by now" had he not brought the application.

Dr Death outfoxes his pursuers

After 14 years of delays, the Health Professions Council should have seen what was coming in the Wouter Basson case.

Basson case on hold due to high court application

Wouter Basson's sentencing hearings are on hold until the high court rules on his interdict application on Thursday.

Wouter Basson subordinated the role of doctor for that of ‘soldier’

On the second day of the trial, Wouter Basson's lawyer went for the kill, while a witness said Basson's actions cannot go unpunished.

Basson sentencing off to a rocky start

The sentencing of private cardiologist Wouter Basson guilty of unprofessional conduct as head doctor during apartheid is off to a contentious start.

How long do we have to wait for Dr Death to be punished?

The much-anticipated sanctioning of Wouter Basson has still not happened, 13 years later.

Wouter Basson’s sentencing postponed again

The HPCSA has announced that the sentencing of "Doctor Death", the former head of the apartheid government's chemical programme, has been postponed.

KZN health MEC is no Dr Death

Former MK fighter Sibongiseni Dhlomo says AfriForum's ignorant bid to tar him as another Wouter Basson is racist.

Letters to the editor: January 3 to 9 2014

One M&G reader accuses Andile Mngxitama of black apartheid. Another appeals for the release of a US political prisoner.

Truth has prevailed, says Basson victim’s wife

Family members of victims of Wouter Basson have expressed relief that the apartheid-era doctor has been found guilty after a six-year trial.

Basson guilty of professional misconduct

The Health Professions Council of South Africa has found apartheid-era chemical warfare expert Dr Wouter Basson guilty of professional misconduct.

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