The South African Family Practice (SAFP) journal is the official journal of the South African Academy of Family Physicians (SAAFP), and is aimed at all SAAFP members (including family physicians, registrars, associate members, students), working within primary care (both private and public health sectors, as well as urban and rural practice settings) within South Africa and the wider region.. View our Editorial Team.

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From the President Desk

From the President's Desk - Part 3, 2022  
Robert Mash
19 May 2022

Original Research

Retention of medical officers in the district health services of the Western Cape, South Africa: An exploratory descriptive qualitative study  
Robert J. Mash, Werner Viljoen, Steve Swartz, Mumtaz Abbas, Leigh Wagner, Herma Steyn, Gavin Hendricks, Dusica Stapar, Andrew Williams, Adeloye Adeniji, Johan Schoevers, Paul Kapp
10 May 2022

CPD Article

Management of self-harm, suicidal ideation and suicide attempts  
Adeyinka A. Alabi
26 April 2022

Original Research

Coverage of diabetes complications screening in rural Eastern Cape, South Africa: A cross-sectional survey  
Eyitayo O. Owolabi, Daniel T. Goon, Anthony I. Ajayi, Oladele V. Adeniyi, Kathryn M. Chu
25 April 2022

Original Research

Use of the Vula App to refer patients in the West Coast District: A descriptive exploratory qualitative study  
Louwrens Steyn, Robert J. Mash, Gavin Hendricks
25 April 2022

CPD Article

Unpacking assisted admissions under the Mental Health Care Act 17 of 2002  
Kalpesh Narsi
20 April 2022


Embracing complexity in primary care  
Klaus B. von Pressentin
19 April 2022

CPD Article

Traumatic hand injury management and outcomes: A case report  
Monique M. Keller, Pieter W. Jordaan
19 April 2022


Transition tips: Registering with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a specialist family physician  
Chantelle C. van der Bijl
14 April 2022


Mastering your fellowship: Part 2, 2022  
Mergan Naidoo, Klaus B. von Pressentin, Tasleem Ras, Ts'epo Motsohi
13 April 2022
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 Press Release: Online Resource & News Portal - Department of Health, Republic of South Africa

Visit www.sacoronavirus.co.za for up to date information about the COVID-19 Pandemic. Hotline: 0800 029 999 | WhatsApp: 0600-123456  
Posted: 2022-01-27

Press Release: South African Family Practice Journal announces new editorial board.


We welcome the new members to the @safpjournal editorial team and thank current colleagues serving another term. Read more on the AOSIS News Centre. @SAAFP1

Posted: 2022-05-03 More...

Call for Papers: Submit your latest original research now!


We would like to invite authors to submit their latest original research manuscripts to @safpjournalRead more on the AOSIS News Centre. @SAAFP1  @klausvon

Posted: 2022-04-14 More...

Call for Papers: Topical Issue in 2022

Submit your research @SAFPJournal. Work on family medicine, primary health care, rural medicine, district health. Check it out at https://tinyurl.com/mueka24h. Submit your work at safpj.co.za @klausvon @SAAFP1  
Posted: 2022-01-28 More...

Vlog: What is effective peer review?

Videocast by Prof. Klaus B. von Pressentin, on ‘what is it to be an effective peer reviewer?'. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytQ1f_1e9ds @_AOSIS @klausvon @SAFPjournal  
Posted: 2022-01-28 More...
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