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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CPD Articles

Management of neonates with respiratory distress syndrome in resource-limited settings  
Radhika Singh, Leann P. Munian, Nqobile A. Memela
22 May 2024

Original Research

Coping mechanisms used by caregivers of HIV/AIDS orphans in North West province, South Africa  
Boitumelo J. Molato, Salaminah S. Moloko-Phiri, Magdalena P. Koen, Molekodi J. Matsipane
14 May 2024

Original Research

Perspectives of pregnant women on the utilisation of a maternity waiting home near Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital in Oshikoto Region, Namibia  
Daniel O. Ashipala, Medusalem H. Joel, Louise Pretorius
14 May 2024


Corrigendum: Diet and exercise knowledge and practices for diabetes care within families in Senwabarwana  
Mabitsela H. Mphasha, Linda Skaal, Tebogo Mothiba
13 May 2024

Original Research

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV service interruptions amid COVID-19 pandemic  
Florence M.Q. Setshedi, Livhuwani Tshivhase, Idah Moyo
13 May 2024


Mastering your fellowship: Part 4, 2024  
Mergan Naidoo, Klaus von Pressentin, Andrew Ross, Selvandran Rangiah, Ts'epo Motsohi, Tabitha Mathose
13 May 2024

Original Research

Evaluating the new family medicine internship programmes in the Western Cape, South Africa  
Lauren N. Hutton, Louis S. Jenkins, Robert Mash, Klaus von Pressentin, Steve Reid, Jennie Morgan, Paul Kapp
10 May 2024

Original Research

The misuse of codeine containing medicines: Perceptions and behaviours of qualified pharmacy professionals  
Elmien Bronkhorst, Munira Adamjee, Madan Poka
10 May 2024

Original Research

The career pathways of new family physicians in South Africa from 2008 to 2022  
Gabby Jacobs, Robert J. Mash
08 May 2024

Letters to the Editor

Is promoting euthanasia or assisted suicide really a good idea?  
Allan Donkin
08 May 2024
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 Notification: Introducing Our CRISP Checklist Requirement

We're thrilled to introduce a groundbreaking addition to our submission process: the CRISP (Consensus Reporting Items for Studies in Primary Care) checklist! Effective 17 May 2024, we strongly recommend that all original research submissions must be accompanied by this comprehensive checklist to ensure alignment with the highest standards of scholarly excellence. The checklist aids researchers in meeting readers’ needs by including content that our primary care research community feels is important for the validity, quality, and usefulness of primary care research reports. The CRISP checklist will help authors provide a thicker description of the study setting and explain the relevance of the study findings to the primary care audience. We have reviewed the checklist with our editorial board and the recommendation was to make the checklist optional for all original research submissions. We will monitor the experience from authors, reviewers and readers during this trial period.  We're confident that this proactive approach to quality assurance will significantly elevate the calibre of research published in our journal, furthering the advancement of knowledge in our field.  
Posted: 2024-05-17 More...

Press Release: Exciting update!

Our past two editorials for the Journal of Applied Neurosciences are available! Discover the vision and mission behind our new journal and the innovative research we aim to showcase in neuroscience and other biological underpinnings of human behaviour. Read the insightful editorials by our Editor-in-Chief, Dirk J. Geldenhuys, and learn more about our journey and goals. Check it out here: journalofappliedneurosciences.org  
Posted: 2024-05-21 More...

Press Release: The wait is over!

The wait is finally over! We are proud to introduce the African Journal of Creative Economy, your new go-to source for the latest research and insights in Cultural Economics, Creative Industries, Arts and Culture Management and Cultural Studies and Cultural Policy.  Explore our inaugural editorial by Jeanette D. Snowball and Richard Haines, featuring pioneering studies and expert opinions. Don't miss out on the start of something big! Visit ajce.africa  
Posted: 2024-05-17 More...

Notification: Fascinating article

If you're curious about metabolic flexibility and its profound impact on weight loss, this is a must-read. Dive into the fascinating findings on how carbohydrate restriction influences metabolic changes, paving the way for a healthier lifestyle. Discover more at journalofmetabolichealth.org and stay ahead of the curve on this trending topic!  
Posted: 2024-05-17 More...

Notification: Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Research History

Embark on a journey through the annals of research history! Our journal's archives hold a wealth of knowledge waiting to be rediscovered. From pioneering studies to timeless insights, explore the foundations of today's discussions. Join us in celebrating research history and uncovering the gems that continue to shape our understanding.  
Posted: 2024-05-16 More...
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