South African Medical Journal

The South African Medical Journal (SAMJ) - first published in 1884 - is a monthly, peer reviewed, general medical journal publishing leading research impacting clinical care in Africa. The journal now incorporates continuing medical education (CME).



SAMJ goes live with Editorial Manager


The new submission and tracking system will launch on 1 September 2016; authors will be required to register on and use Editorial Manager for all submissions of new manuscripts. New instructions for authors will be made available on the SAMJ website.


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Online First (July): COVID-19 in South Africa

Table of Contents

Statement of Support

Statement of support for Professor Glenda Gray and the principle of academic freedom of speech PDF PDF
Prof Francois Venter


How should health resource allocation be applied during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa? PDF
A Taylor, B Taylor, J Parkes, J J Fagan


What are we doing to the children of South Africa under the guise of COVID-19 lockdown? PDF
L van Bruwaene, F Mustafa, J Cloete, A Goga, R J Green
The utility of 2009 H1N1 pandemic data in understanding the transmission potential and estimating the burden of COVID-19 in South Africa to guide mitigation strategies PDF
N Phaswana-Mafuya, O Shisana, G Gray, N Zungu, L-G Bekker, L Kuonza, K Zuma, S Baral
Freedom of speech and public interest, not allegiance, should underpin science advisement to government PDF
J A Singh, A Habib, J Jansen

In Practice

A policy and decision-making framework for South African doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic PDF
K Jones-Bonofiglio, N Nortjé
Consent for critical care research after death from COVID-19: Arguments for a waiver PDF
K Moodley, B W Allwood, T M Rossouw