South African Medical Association

About SAMA

The South African Medical Association ("SAMA") was established in 1927 and became known as it is today through the unification of a variety of doctors' groups on 21 May 1998 that had represented a diversity of interests.

SAMA is a non-statutory, professional association for public and private sector medical practitioners. SAMA is registered a non-profit company in terms of the Companies Act. SAMA is a voluntary membership association, existing to serve the best interests and needs of its members in any and all healthcare-related matters.


To be the leading and preferred membership organization advocating and supporting medical practitioners in South Africa.


Being the custodians of growing advocacy platform that will unite, guide and support members for the health of the nation.

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