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The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) was founded and financed in 1954 by members of the medical profession and was registered as a non-profit making company in 1955. The CMSA is dedicated “To promote the highest degree of skill and efficiency in medical and dental practice and to cultivate the highest ethical standards and professional conduct … not for pecuniary profit, but for the betterment of humanity”. To this end we continuously strive to improve on our support of, and increase our investment in, the structure and function of health care services and our medical professionals.

With the key function of acting as national examining body for medical professions in South Africa, the CMSA is unique in that it embraces 29 constituent Colleges, representing all the disciplines of medicine and dentistry. Because the CMSA has the unique structure of containing all medical and dental specialities within a single framework, it has the potential to foster aspects of medical education and medical professionalism which are common to all disciplines.

CMSA Statement on Equitable Vaccine Access

The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) is an institution of approximately 10 000 medical and dental specialists whose purpose is to promote the highest degree of skill, efficiency, ethical standards and professional conduct for the benefit of humanity and to promote the honour of the medical and dental profession.

Response to the Commission for Gender Equality’s warning against mandatory COVID-19 vaccination

The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa supports the statement issued by our constituent College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa titled: “Response to the Commission for Gender Equality’s warning against mandatory COVID-19 vaccination”.

Transactions, Journal of the CMSA

Transactions, the journal of the CMSA, is published biannually.

Read the latest Transactions:
Transactions 2021 January to June

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Posted: 2022/03/30 01:59:13 PM

Dear Candidates

Please note that:

The OPENING of the CMSA application system has been postponed and will open


and will remain open until



Posted: 2022/03/25 08:00:00 AM

Dear Candidate


Fellowship candidates may only be hooded by the Honorary Registrar – Education Committee. No exceptions will be made.


Thank you for your understanding.

Cape Town Admission Ceremony Communique

Posted: 2022/03/09 08:00:00 AM


Graduates should please collect their gowns from The CMSA, 17 Milner Road RONDEBOSCH, 7700 between 10:00 and 16:30 on 16 May 2022, and 17 May 2022. Please present yourself at the Admission Ceremony venue by 17:15 at the latest to allow sufficient time for procedures and seating, as the ceremony starts at 18:00 promptly.


This card provides your name to the Honorary Registrar to announce your name for individual recognition as you walk across the stage and provides your name and details for the photographer for sending of your photographs. This "name announcement card" card will be on your seat at the Admission Ceremony.

When your row is called, you will proceed in line with your "name announcement card" and present it to the Honorary Registrar at the podium. Your name will be called as it appears on your name announcement card as you proceed to be hooded and then stand next to the President.

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Examination Contact Information

  • Mrs Yolokazi Kanzi, Academic Registrar
  • The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
  • Private Bag X23, Braamfontein, 2017
  • Tel: +27 (0)11 726 7037
  • Fax: +27 (0)11 726 4036
  • Email:
Administration and Finance Office

  • Mrs Carina Van Der Berg, Executive Manager: Finance
  • The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
  • 17 Milner Road, Rondebosch, 7700
  • Tel: +27 (0)21 689 9533
  • Fax: +27 (0)21 685 3766
  • Email:
Legal Information

  • Auditors: Motlanalo Chartered Accountants and Auditors Inc.
  • VAT Number: 4210273191
  • Incorporated Association not for gain (Reg. No. 1955/000003/08)
  • Nonprofit Organisation (Reg. No. 009-874 NPO)