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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Vol 109, No 11 (2019)

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Intrathecal tranexamic acid during spinal anaesthesia: A lethal error 

Electronic reminders for urgent treatment: Use with caution 

Pit latrines and spider bites 


One-stop haematuria clinic 

Orthopaedic referrals using a smartphone app 

International benchmarking and the price of immunosuppressive drugs 

Elevated unidentified antibodies in sickle cell anaemia patients receiving blood transfusions