South African Family Practice

ISSN: 2078-6190 (Print)
            2078-6204 (Online)
Publication frequency: 6 issues per year

Accredited with the DHET (SAPSE)


Official publication of the South African Academy of Family PhysiciansCo-published with Medpharm Publications

Co-published with Taylor & FrancisThis is a fully Open Access journal that only publishes articles Open Access.


Aims & Scope

South African Family Practice (SAFP) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, which strives to provide primary care physicians and researchers with a broad range of scholarly work in the disciplines of Family Medicine, Primary Health Care, Rural Medicine, District Health and other related fields. SAFP publishes original research, clinical reviews, and pertinent commentary that advance the knowledge base of these disciplines. The content of SAFP is designed to reflect and support further development of the broad basis of these disciplines through original research and critical review of evidence in important clinical areas; as well as to provide practitioners with continuing professional development material. SAFP adheres to the international acceptable editorial standards, as published by  The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts will be subject to blinded peer-review and the decision of the Editor will be final. Articles submitted for consideration by the editor should not have been published before, either in total or in part, nor be currently submitted to any other publisher. The Editor retains the right to stylise and shorten any material accepted for publication. Accepted manuscripts will be copy edited and galley proofs will be sent to the author for approval. 

Preference is given to articles presenting the results of original research or evidence-based clinical reviews, relevant to family medicine, primary health care, district health or rural medicine.  

Opinions expressed in the Journal should not be taken to represent the policies of the South African Academy of Family Physicians, or the Publishers (Medpharm Publications Pty Ltd, Cogent OA and NISC Pty Ltd).  

Submissions in any official language of South Africa will be considered for publication within the framework of the SA Fam Pract mission to appeal to the widest possible readership.


Editor in Chief

Prof Gboyega A Ogunbanjo, Editor-in-chief South African Family Practice Journal, South Africa

Associate Editors

Douw Greeff, Medpharm Publications (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Editorial Board

Dr Graham Bresick, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Dr Nzapfurundi Otto Chabikuli, University of Pretoria and University of Limpopo, Nigeria
Prof Jimmy Chandia, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa
Professor Ian Douglas Couper, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Prof Bob Mash, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Prof S (Cyril) Soornarain Naidoo, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Dr Ntodeni Norah Ndwamato, Rural Doctors Association of South Africa (RUDASA), South Africa
Prof Wilhelm Johannes Steinberg, University of the Free State, South Africa
Prof Selma Smith, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Editorial Board (International)
Prof Adriana M Prinsloo, University of the United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Prof Trevor John Gibbs, Bute Medical School, United Kingdom
Dr Anselme Derese, Ghent University, Belgium
Prof Waris Qidwai, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Prof Tarun Kumar Sen Gupta, James Cook University, Australia

Latest Issue

Volume 59, Issue 5, 2017


Poor control and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus at an under-resourced South African Hospital: is it a case of clinical inertia?
Author(s): Romona Devi GovenderDepartment of Family Medicine, South Africa, Prem GathiramDepartment of Family Medicine, South Africa, Miljenko PanajatovicDepartment of Family Medicine, South Africa
Pages: 154–159
Awareness of family medicine discipline among clinical medical students of Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
Author(s): Tanko Salihu TanimuDepartment of Family Medicine, Kano, Godpower Chinedu MichaelDepartment of Family Medicine, Kano, Aliyu IbrahimDepartment of Paediatrics, Kano, Bukar Alhaji GremaDepartment of Family Medicine, Kano, Abubakar Abiso MohammedDepartment of Family Medicine, Kano
Pages: 160–165
Undergraduate medical students’ interest in specialising in Family Medicine at the University of the Free State, 2014
Author(s): DT HagemeisterFaculty of Health Sciences, South Africa, A PalFaculty of Health Sciences, South Africa, N NaidooFaculty of Health Sciences, South Africa, U KristenFaculty of Health Sciences, South Africa, N MokgosanaFaculty of Health Sciences, South Africa, G JoubertFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Biostatistics, South Africa
Pages: 166–171
Child deaths at National District Hospital, Free State: one a month is better than one a week
Author(s): H BritsFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Family Medicine, South Africa
Pages: 172–174
Tuberculosis risk factors in Lephalale local municipality of Limpopo province, South Africa
Author(s): T.M. RamalibaDepartment of Public Health, School of Health Sciences, South Africa, T.G. TshitanganoDepartment of Public Health, School of Health Sciences, South Africa, H.A. AkinsolaDepartment of Public Health, School of Health Sciences, South Africa, M. ThendeleDepartment of Public Health, School of Health Sciences, South Africa
Pages: 182–187


Pages: 188–188


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