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.


Posted: 2016-08-22 More...



Welcome to the online home of the SAMJ.

We are in the process of doing a substantial upgrade of HMPG's online systems. Should you experience any problems with the site, please contact Gertrude Fani:

email:  |  tel: (021) 532 1281  |  cell: 072 635 9825

Posted: 2015-11-10

HMPG we site

"The web site has been subjected to a malicious attack. No content is at risk, but the site is currently offline. We are working as quickly as possible to restore full functionality. In the mean time we will ensure that all published content is made available on this site. Please contact for more information"  
Posted: 2015-09-16 More...
More Announcements...

Vol 106, No 9 (2016)

Cover Page


Mitigating high-altitude illness


Cannabis – where are we now?


Functional neurosurgery (part 2)


Human brucellosis in South Africa


Neonatal tetanus associated with a common skin



The South African child death review pilot

Effects of diabetes on health-related quality of life at

a tertiary hospital