South African Medical Association

South African Medical Association's Core Values

SAMA has embraced core values which serve as a compass for our actions and to guide our  organisation in the conduct of its business.

As the organisation continues to evolve & grow, these 6 values remain constant


L - Leadership

I - Innovative

V - Vibrant

U - Ubuntu

P - Professional

P - Principled

The SAMA staff has defined leadership and their understanding of it, this is our view

Qualities of a Leader

  • Direction
  • Make decisions
  • Keep promises
  • Fortitude
  • Be Example
  • Consistency
  • Honesty
  • Boldness
  • Accountability
  • Listen Flexible
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Empathy

SAMA's Values

- We are not afraid to try

- We are what we want our leadership to be

- We will strive to empower

- We always have to get up after we fail.

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