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 October 2020

The full issue of Vol. 110 No. 10 is available for viewing and download under 'Issues'  
Posted: 2020-07-08
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Online First: COVID-19 in South Africa

Table of Contents


General Medical Council report exposes unethical recruitment of doctors in the UK from low-resource countries PDF
J J Fagan, M F Bhutta
Ivermectin for COVID-19: Promising but not yet conclusive PDF
R van Rensburg, E H Decloedt, H Reuter, A Parker, N Schrueder, S Lahri

In Practice

Qualitative and quantitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in untreated wastewater in Western Cape Province, South Africa PDF
R Johnson, C J F Muller, S Ghoor, J Louw, E Archer, S Surujlal-Naicker, N Berkowitz, M Volschenk, L H L Bröcker, G Wolfaardt, M van der Walt, A M Mutshembele, S Malema, H C Gelderblom, M Muhdluli, G Gray, A Mathee, R Street
COVID-19 vaccination: Recommendations for management of patients with allergy or immune-based diseases PDF
J Peter
COVID-19: Experience of a tertiary children’s hospital in Western Cape Province, South Africa PDF
A N Parbhoo, A Numanoglu, A C Argent, M Franken, M Mukosi, M I McCulloch
COVID-19: May hospitals in one province of South Africa reserve empty beds for patients from their province and turn down emergency requests from other provinces? PDF
D j McQuoid-Mason
A qualitative analysis of seven ivermectin formulations in South Africa PDF
Q E Bhorat, A E Bhorat
Viruses, variants and vaccines PDF
D A Cowan, S G Burton, E P Rybicki, A-L Wiliamson, R A Dorrington, M S Pepper


KN95 filtering facepiece respirators distributed in South Africa fail safety testing protocols PDF
L Mottay, J le Roux, R Perumal, A Esmail, L Timm, S Sivarasu, K Dheda
Primary healthcare workers at risk during COVID-19: An analysis of infections in HIV service providers in five districts of South Africa PDF
K Rees, J L Dunlop, S Patel-Abrahams, H Struthers, J A McIntyre


The impact of obesity on the cellular and molecular pathophysiology of COVID-19 PDF
P Dhanraj, R Pitere, M S Pepper