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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.

Transactions, Journal of the CMSA

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

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Transactions 2020 July to December

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SAPRA Workshop 4th December 2021

Posted: 2021/11/24 12:10:00 PM

The South African Paediatric Association is offering a Workshop on the Registrar’s Journey on 4 December 2021. Although it is organised by the South African Paediatric Association, the workshop is aimed at all registrars in all disciplines. The workshop themes include beating burnout, coping strategies and building resilience during registrar training.


Posted: 2021/11/23 01:00:00 PM

The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) has learned with great shock and sadness of the passing away of Prof Andrew Walubo, current Head of Department of Pharmacology at the University of the Free State, on 13 November 2021.

Vacancy: Associate Administrator

Posted: 2021/11/23 10:00:00 AM

Interested applicants should send a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic qualifications and names of three contactable referees to:

Ms Koketso Boloko, Colleges of Medicine of South Africa NPC (CMSA)
27 Rhodes Avenue, Parktown West

or via email to

Academic Registrar Virtual Office Hours

Posted: 2021/11/22 08:00:00 AM

The Academic Registrar for the CMSA will offer Virtual Office Hours from 13:00 – 15:00 on Wednesdays from September 8 2021 for matters relating to examinations.
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  • 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
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  • 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
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