Community service doctors ‘slaves to the State’ – court challenge

Chris Bateman


A Constitutional Court (Con­ Court) challenge to South Africa’s health authorities by a community­ service doctor conscript, outraged by his ‘slave­like’ working conditions (including excessive overtime and arbitrary posting), has been turned down amid strong, and mixed, collegial emotion. 


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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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community service; medico-legal; concourt

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South African Medical Journal 2014;104(4):263-265. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.8084

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Date submitted: 2014-02-18
Date published: 2014-02-27

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