Growing the discipline of family medicine as a counterculture

  • Klaus B von Pressentin Stellenbosch University


I would like to start this editorial with a word of thanks. Thank you to the Academy (SAAFP)’s leadership for entrusting my colleague, Professor Indiran Govender (associate editor), and me, with the responsibility and opportunity to build on the work done by our predecessors. A read through the editorials since the journal’s birth in 1980 (available online at, informed me of the innovative thinking behind building the discipline of family medicine and primary care over the past few decades.

Author Biography

Klaus B von Pressentin, Stellenbosch University

Editor-in-chief: SA Family Practice Journal