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 (May): Covid-19 in South Africa

Table of Contents


COVID-19 and tuberculosis in South Africa: A dangerous combination PDF
J Boffa, T Mhlaba, G Sulis, S Moyo, Z Sifumba, M Pai, A Daftary
Decisive and strong leadership and intersectoral action from South Africa in response to the COVID-19 virus PDF
L Nkonki, S Fonn
Compensation for occupationally acquired COVID-19 PDF
R George, A George
Lockdown and our national supply of blood products PDF
R D Wise, M W Gibbs, V J Louw
Where are we in the battle of ending tuberculosis in children and adolescents in South Africa? PDF
K du Preez, J A Seddon, H S Schaaf, A C Hessling
Benefit v. risk when using chloroquine in patients with severe COVID-19 disease PDF
E H Decloedt, H Reuter, B Allwood, A Parker, C F N Koegelenberg, M Blockman, J Taljaard


Bioethics and self-isolation: What about low-resource settings? PDF
S Adams, G Lindeque, P Soma-Pillay