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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Erratum: South African Family Practice Manual, fourth edition: Meeting expectations?  
Arun Nair, Talat Habib
16 November 2023

Original Research

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of chronic disease patients in Bojanala towards COVID-19  
Beya Mpinda, Cila Dominique Kabongo, Jean Louis Mata Yoko, John Tumbo
30 October 2023

Original Research

Allergic rhinitis: Review of the diagnosis and management: South African Allergic Rhinitis Working Group  
Guy A. Richards, Marinda McDonald, Claudia L. Gray, Pieter de Waal, Ray Friedman, Maurice Hockman, Sarah J. Karabus, Cornelia M. Lodder, Tshegofatso Mabelane, Sylvia M. Mosito, Ashen Nanan, Jonny G. Peter, Traugott H.C. Quitter, Riaz Seedat, Sylvia van den Berg, Andre van Niekerk, Eftyhia Vardas, Charles Feldman
30 October 2023

Scientific letters

A health sciences researcher’s experience of manuscript review comments, 2020–2022  
Gina Joubert
25 October 2023

Open Forum

Vitamin D supplementation in a post-pandemic era: A narrative review  
Pheagane G. Bopape, Chrisna Wagenaar, Madan Poka, Elmien Bronkhorst
17 October 2023

Original Research

Occupational burnout among doctors at Mankweng and Pietersburg hospitals, Limpopo province  
Hlayisani V. Mamorobela, Gert J.O. Marincowitz, Clara Marincowitz
28 September 2023

Original Research

Exploring the perspectives of community members on use of Nyaope in Tshwane, South Africa  
Doudou K. Nzaumvila, Robert Mash, Toby Helliwell
28 September 2023

Book Reviews

South African Family Practice Manual, fourth edition: Meeting expectations?  
Arun Nair, Talat Habib
26 September 2023

CPD Articles

Towards a climate-resilient primary health care service  
Christian L. Lokotola
26 September 2023

Original Research

The use of point-of-care ultrasound in Tshwane public and private sector emergency units  
Nirvika Hurribunce, Vidya Lalloo, Benjamin V. Prozesky, Rulé Human, Detlef R. Prozesky, Maria M. Geyser, Andreas Engelbrecht
05 September 2023
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Vlog: Unveiling indigenous knowledge: A book discussion on integrative health care for indigenous women


Join us for an engaging book discussion https://shorturl.at/fjvE2 on indigenous knowledge in health care for indigenous women! Discover insights from the open-access book 'Working with Indigenous Knowledge: Strategies for Health Professionals'. Watch the video now! Read the book at https://shorturl.at/chwGS.

Posted: 2023-11-09

Event: Open Access Week 2023 - Embracing community over commercialisation


AOSIS is celebrating Open Access Week 2023! This year’s theme, ‘Community over Commercialisation’, aligns with our mission to democratise scholarly knowledge. We’ve curated three articles on open access  for you, please select each heading to read the full article:
1. Open access: A bridge to public interest amid commercialisation
2. Community over commercialisation: Combating knowledge monopolies in scholarly publishing
3. Knowledge for all: The rise and impact of open publishing platforms
By reading these articles, you’ll expand your horizons and deepen your understanding of the open access landscape.

Posted: 2023-10-23

Event: Experience the excitement of AOSIS Laureatus Awards 2023: Videos now available for viewing!


We are pleased to announce that the AOSIS Laureatus Awards 2023 videos are ready for viewing. This year’s awards, divided into three videos, is hosted by AOSIS’ Executive Chairman, Dr Pierre de Villiers, and our Chief Executive Officer, Cecile de Villiers. The three award categories are the Journal Indexing Awards, Journal Article Citations Awards, and the Book Downloads Awards. We invite you to join us to recognise the remarkable achievements of our editors and authors at the AOSIS Laureatus Awards (click here). We eagerly anticipate observing the remarkable accomplishments that our editors and authors will achieve this year.

Posted: 2023-10-26

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  
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Posted: 2022-01-28
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