n South African Medical Journal - Thieves of the state and the South African Medical Association (SAMA)
The South African Medical Association responds : correspondence

Volume 103, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



'SAMA upholds the principles of honesty, integrity and patient-centredness and does not condone any unethical practice by its members.'

This is reassuring to see in print, even though it should go without saying for a nation's official medical association. The same SAMA mass e-mail's strident objection to the Free State government's withdrawal of approval for RWOPS (Remuneration for Work Outside the Public Service) during office hours is therefore rather surprising. Surely the very principle of RWOPS is that the work is pursued outside of office hours?

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