Health and Medical Publishing Group

About the Health and Medical Publishing Group

HMPG is the leading publisher of academic health and medical content in South Africa. Established in 2005 to manage the publications of the South African Medical Association (SAMA), HMPG now provides journal publishing services to several leading professional and learned societies in South Africa.

Our goal is to publish practice-changing research and support academic communities to share knowledge that leads to improvements in medical care and health outcomes across the continent.

More than 25,000 health and medical professionals regularly receive at least one of HMPG’s respected journals, and we are proud to be the only medical publisher in South Africa that has committed to maintaining a policy of open-access publication and no author fees.


Management Editorial Production Sales and Marketing

» Hannah Kikaya
CEO & Publisher

» Janet Seggie

» Bridget Farham
Deputy Editor

» Ingrid Nye
Managing Editor

» Emma Buchanan
Technical Editor

» Paula van der Bijl
Technical Editor

» Chris Bateman
News Editor

» Emma Jane Couzens
Production Manager (CMC)

» Carl Sampson
DTP and Design (CMC)

» Diane Smith
Head of Sales and Marketing
+27 (0)12 481 2069

» Ladine van Heerden
Client Relationship Manager: Professional Advertising

» Charles Duke
Client Relationship Manager: Journals

» Renee van der Ryst
Client Relationship Manager: Journals

» Benru de Jager
Client Relationship Manager: Journals

Finance Online and Customer Support Distribution Website and Online Publishing

» Tshepiso Mokoena
Finance and Admin Assistant

» Gertrude Fani
Online Manager
+27 72 635 9825

» Edward McDonald
Distribution Manager
+27 21 681 7085


» Designed and managed by:


South African Medical Journal (SAMJ)

South African Respiratory Journal (SARJ)

South African Journal of Critical Care (SAJCC)

South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SAJOG)

South African Journal of Psychiatry (SAJP)


» Professor Janet Seggie
Editor-in-Chief – SAMJ

» Dr. Bridget Farham
Deputy Editor – SAMJ

» Professor JP van Nierkerk
Editor Emeritus – SAMJ

» Professor Dan Ncayiyana
Editor Emeritus – SAMJ

» Professor Kheertan Dheda
Editor – SARJ

» Professor Lance Mitchell
Editor – SAJCC

» Professor Brenda Morrow
Editor – SAJCC

» Dr William Edridge
Editor - SAJOG


» Professor Werdie van Staden
Editor – South African Journal of Psychiatry

South African Journal of Child Health (SAJCH)


South African Journal of Sports Medicine (SAJSM)


Strengthening Health Systems (SHS)

African Journal of Health Professions Education (AJHPE)

South African Journal of Bioethics and Law (SAJBL)


» Professor John Pettifor
Editor – SAJCH


» Professor Mike Lambert
Editor – SAJSM

» Hannah Kikaya
Editor – SHS


» Professor Vanessa Burch
Editor – AJHPE


» Professor Ames Dhai
Editor – SAJBL


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  • South African Medical Journal
  • South African Respiratory Journal
  • South African Journal of Sports Medicine
Title : South African Medical Journal Description : The SAMJ - The South African Medical Journal - first published in 1884 - is  monthly, peer reviewed, general medical journal publishing leading research impacting clinical care in Africa. It carries research articles and letters, editorials, medical and related articles and personal opinion, and continuing medical education (CME).
Title : South African Respiratory Journal Description : The South African Respiratory Journal is the official journal of the South African Thoracic Society. The journal accepts submissions relating to both clinical and basic research in the Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery fields as well as state-of- the-art reviews on any topic related to the scope of the journal.
Title : South African Journal of Sports Medicine Description : The SAJSM - The South African Journal of Sports Medicine - is a quarterly, peer reviewed journal which publishes research articles, reviews, commentaries, letters, case studies on topics related to the disciplines represented by SASMA. These disciplines include sports medicine, biokinetics, physiotherapy, exercise and sports science, dietetics and psychology.