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 as a It functions as a non-profit company registered in terms of the Companies Act as well as a Public Sector registered in terms of the Labour Relations 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 a growing advocacy platform that will unite, guide and support members for the health of the nation.

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