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 August 2020

The full issue of Vol. 110 No. 8 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

Guest Editorial

The COVID-19 crisis in South Africa: Protecting the vulnerable PDF
L Blumberg, W Jassat, M Mendelson, C Cohen

In Practice

COVID-19 antibody testing: From hype to immunological reality PDF
C M Gray, J Peter, M Mendelson, S Madhi, J M Blackburn
The role of serological testing in the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak PDF
E S Mayne, L Scott, B Semete, A Julsing, S Jugwanth, N Mampeule, A David, M P Gededzha, A Goga, D Hardie, W Preiser, K Chetty, H Rees, I Sanne, K Mlisana, J A George, W Stevens
Preparing healthcare facilities to operate safely and effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic: The missing piece in the puzzle PDF
L S Wilkinson, S Moosa, R Cooke, A M Muller, T H Boyles


Changes in surgical practice in 85 South African hospitals during COVID-19 hard lockdown PDF
K M Chu, M Smith, E Steyn, P Goldberg, H Bougard, I Buccimazza
South Africans’ understanding of and response to the COVID-19 outbreak: An online survey PDF
S P Reddy, R Sewpaul, M Mabaso, S Parker, I Naidoo, S Jooste, T Mokhele, S Sifunda, K Zuma