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Doctors protest against South Africa's registration system

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7158.557a (Published 29 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:557
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

    A group of foreign educated doctors, who are now naturalised South African citizens, are challenging regulations in South Africa that prohibit them from gaining full registration as medical practitioners unless they retake their final medical examinations.

    The doctors' limited registration restricts them to occupying posts in state hospitals and denies them the right to go into private practice. The doctors have brought their case against the health minister, Dr Nkosazana Zuma, in the Pretoria High Court, and they allege that the regulations are discriminatory and that they are being …

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