Our expert says:
Because I'm employed by the University of Cape Town and have to find time over weekends or before or after work to answer these questions, which are done voluntarily.
So I really do apologize, because I try my best to get answers done on time. I'm not sure what contractual arrangement the other experts have, but I do this entirely on the side. And as a result, when my employer demands that certain things get done, I can't put them off. Then, what tends to happen, as has happened in the last week, is that my personal time suddenly gets taken over by a crisis of some sort, and I can't respond right away.
Those reasons are likely meaningless to you, but I do commit to getting answers up at least once a week, with the aim of answering three times a week. That hasn't happened this week, for which I apologize. However, having said that, you are also the beneficiary of a free service, for which you don't pay, and if I might add, you're getting some of the best advice around because Health 24 are recruiting the very best people.
So you can compare this to paying R600 to consult with a coach or trainer, and suddenly the comparison becomes a little more provocative.
However, I do apologize for the delay, I apologize that you've had to wait, and hopefully by now I've returned and answered the previous question.
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