CMSA Logo
CMSA
The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
COVID-19
SA Dept of Health Website

Latest News

WBA Progress Update 2023 Webinar.
Posted: 2024-02-29 11:57.
The Workplace-Based Assessment (WBA) Steering Committee presents an update on the progress made during 2023.
This webinar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to put questions to the Committee and leaders of the existing workstreams. Major plans for 2024 will also be indicated.
Knowing More about The CMSA.
Posted: 2024-02-29 09:00.
There are many times we get asked questions about the CMSA. The President of the CMSA, Prof Johan Fagan has answered the most common questions in a Brief Overview of the CMSA.
Frequently asked questions about the CMSA.
Posted: 2024-02-29 09:00.
There are a number of questions about the CMSA that we frequently get asked about. These include the CMSA’s transformation record, what we do besides examinations and many questions about our examinations including our methods and the fairness of exams.
College of Anaesthetists Webinar 8 March 2024.
Posted: 2024-02-21 14:16.
PAEdNet
The Paediatric Anaesthesia Education Network
Monthly case presentation and discussion

8 March 2024
2 - 3 pm

Tonsil talks:
Insights into paediatric pulmonary hypertension
Dr Piet-Theron Jansen
College of Family Physicians Webinar 14 March 2024.
Posted: 2024-02-20 15:44.
Unpacking the EPAs for FM Training in South Africa: Infectious Diseases   -  Dr Ts’epo Motoshi

Date:
Time:
14 March 2024
16h00 - 17h00
CMSA Training Webinar Series: Assessment: Improving the quality of structured oral exams (SOE).
Posted: 2024-02-17 13:00.
Date:          4 March 2024
Time:         15h00 – 18h00
Venue:       Via Zoom Call Meeting
Presenter:  Professor Vanessa Burch and Dr Brian Gardner
Webinar: Introduction to the JCMSA.
Posted: 2024-02-16 11:28.
Join us at this online webinar and find out about the who, the why, the what and the how behind the JCMSA; how it can benefit you and how you can get involved.

Date:
Time:
21 February 2024
11h00
Media Statement: College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Posted: 2024-01-05 18:15.
The President of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the CMSA calls for sustainable solutions to the pandemic of teenage pregnancy in South Africa
Constituent College Officers and Councils Election Results for the 2023 - 2026 Triennium.
Posted: 2023-11-24 14:04.
The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) recently underwent a successful election process for the Constituent College Councils and Senate for the 2023-2026 triennium. Conducted with integrity, this Triennial process is paramount for the continued success and reputation of the CMSA.
CMSA Launches Scientific Online Journal.
Posted: 2023-08-16 14:52.
In an exciting development, the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa, in collaboration with the South African Committee of Deans, launched its first scientific journal in July 2023. The brainchild of CMSA President, Prof Johan Fagan, the Journal of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (JCMSA) is a peer reviewed medical and dental journal.
Mandela Day 18 July 2023.
Posted: 2023-07-18 16:39.
Honoring the legacy of a giant whose remarkable life is celebrated globally in an outpouring of goodwill, kindness, and reconciliation.

Today we remember Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Madiba), South Africa’s greatest leader whose remarkable life has become a global inspiration.
CMSA Admission Ceremony 31 May 2023.
Posted: 2023-05-30 12:34.
MINISTER OF HEALTH TO ADDRESS 594 NEW MEDICAL SPECIALISTS AT CMSA ADMISSION CEREMONY IN JOHANNESBURG
The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) will proudly admit 594 new members to its ranks during the Johannesburg Admission Ceremony hosted at the Rhema Bible Church North on Wednesday, 31 May 2023. The event will be live-streamed and links to view will be made available.
CMSA Admission Ceremony Durban 4th May 2023.
Posted: 2023-05-03 11:59.
The Admission Ceremony in Durban is the third hosted in 2023, to honour the 1862 candidates who successfully passed their CMSA examinations in 2022: 120 certificants, 749 Fellows and 993 Diplomates. We are very honoured and privileged to have Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, founder of the Gift of the Givers Foundation, a medical doctor, spiritual leader, humanitarian and philanthropist, to deliver the oration at this event.
CMSA Mthatha Admission Ceremony 12 April 2023.
Posted: 2023-04-11 13:07.
The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) will proudly admit 46 new members to its ranks during the Mthatha Admission Ceremony hosted at the Walter Sisulu University on Wednesday, 12 April 2023. The event will be live-streamed and links to view will be made available.
GA Ogunbanjo Award for Excellence.
Posted: 2023-03-13 11:28.
GA Ogunbanjo Award For Excellence was endowed in 2021 by the Nigerian Doctors Forum South Africa to commemorate Prof Gboyega Ogunbanjo by giving annual awards to the best candidates in the final exam of the College of Family Physicians.
IMELF Africa 2023.
Posted: 2023-03-06 15:43.
The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA), in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and the University of Pretoria and with the support of Life healthcare, hosted IMELF Africa 2023 in Pretoria on 22 and 23 February 2023.
Read more on IMELF Africa 2023 and the critical shortage of Medical Specialist in Africa
Honorary Fellowship - CPSP.
Posted: 2023-01-25 09:00.
PRESIDENT OF COLLEGES OF MEDICINE OF SOUTH AFRICA (CMSA) RECEIVES HONORARY FELLOWSHIP FROM THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF PAKISTAN
College of Public Health Medicine Newsletter.
Posted: 2022-12-14 15:50.
Job Advertisement: IT Support Engineer.
Posted: 2022-11-24 08:00.
Interested applicants should send a motivation, detailed Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of academic qualifications, CTC expectation and the names of three contactable referees to: Ms Carina Cloete ,Colleges of Medicine of South Africa NPC (CMSA), 17 Milner Road, Rondebosch, 7700 or via email to: carina.cloete@cmsa.co.za
DBT for Psychiatrists and Registrars.
Posted: 2022-10-26 15:05.
 
WBA South Africa Roadshow 2022 - Progress Webinar.
Posted: 2022-10-25 11:30.
Following on from the two roadshows in June and July, the WBA Steering Committee presented the progress made over the last 3 months in the implementation of WBA for the education of medical and dental specialists in South Africa.
Notice of 2022 AGM and Agenda.
Posted: 2022-10-12 09:00.
The CMSA continues to make exciting progress in all dimensions as we seek to honour our purpose, as expounded in our Memorandum of Incorporation. The AGM provides a unique opportunity for members to catch up on the CMSA and for your elected leadership to report back to you and account. I sincerely hope that you will carve out time in your diary to join this opportunity to catch up on your CMSA.

AGM to be held on held at 09h00 on Friday 28 October 2022 via Zoom videoconferencing.
PASSING OF DR MANDY DATE-CHONG.
Posted: 2022-10-10 07:55.
The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) has learned with great shock and tremendous sadness of the recent passing away of Dr Mandy Date-Chong.
CMSA APPLICATION SYSTEM – 1st SEMESTER 2023.
Posted: 2022-09-29 18:49.
Dear Candidates

Please note that:

Due to a technical glitch the CMSA application system, this will remain closed and will open

MONDAY 10 OCTOBER 2022.

The application system will remain open until 15 November 2022

29 September 2022

CMSA Recognised for Gender Transformation.
Posted: 2022-09-20 10:56.
The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa is proud to have been identified by the Commission for Gender Equality, United Nations Women, and The Standard Bank Top Women as one of South Africa’s Top Gender Empowered Companies and as a leader of gender empowerment and transformation in South African business.
College of Urologists – Annual Presidential Bulletin.
Posted: 2022-08-29 14:58.
CMSA hosts first ever Registrar Representatives’ Indaba.
Posted: 2022-08-24 08:00.
The CMSA hosted a Registrar Representatives’ Indaba via Zoom on 25 July 2022. This was the first CMSA webinar for registrar representatives and supports the CMSA’s ongoing commitment to transparency and improved communications with all Stakeholders. “We recognized that a holistic approach to communicating with candidates would have to include initiating communication with registrars from the beginning of their journey to becoming specialists.” said Prof Eric Buch, CEO of the CMSA. “A need was identified for effective two-way communication to not only introduce registrars to the CMSA and its examination processes, but also to hear from registrars regarding concerns they may have and support they may need prior to applying for a CMSA examinations.”
CMSA Response to BusinessTech article quoting Profmed Chief Executive Craig Comrie.
Posted: 2022-07-27 17:59.
27 July 2022
It behoves the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) to respond when harmful, loose statements are made about the medical profession and about the quality of newly qualified specialists, without supporting evidence. We refer to a report quoting Profmed CEO Craig Comrie in an article in BusinessTech on 21 July 2022. While we agree with some of the points Comrie makes, we disagree with others.
CMSA Newsletter.
Posted: 2022-07-22 08:00.

Dear Colleagues,
We are excited to launch our CMSA Newsletter for members. To our knowledge, this is the first Newsletter in the CMSA’s 66-year history. It is one more platform through which we aim to keep our members informed and enthused. We trust that you will enjoy reading it.

You are welcome to send comments, contributions or suggestions for content to our Stakeholder Relations Manager, herlien.vanrooyen@cmsa.co.za.

Thank you for your continued membership.

Warm regards

Professor Eric Buch
CMSA Chief Executive Officer
College of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Posted: 2022-07-21 13:23.
College of Sport and Exercise Medicine of South Africa becomes the 29th Constituent College of the CMSA
It is with great pride and excitement that the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) announces the inclusion to its ranks of a 29th Constituent College, the College of Sport and Exercise Medicine of South Africa (CSEM). “We are so delighted to welcome the CSEM to the broader family of the CMSA´ says Immediate Past President of the CMSA, Prof Flavia Senkubuge. “Congratulations to our colleagues who have worked tirelessly over many years ensuring that the CSEM is a reality. The CSEM moves the needle on the human resource capacity of specialist professionals in our health system and certainly will contribute greatly in advancing our national health agenda.”
RFP for CONTRACT FOR CMSA PUBLIC FACING WEBSITE REVAMP.
Posted: 2022-07-20 17:00.

Purpose.

The CMSA is looking for a partner to develop and maintain the public- facing website. The role of the website development agency is to work with the CMSA to revamp the current website to a modern and professional look and be responsible for the overall look and feel of the website.

Women's Day, 9 August 2022.
Posted: 2022-07-19 15:00.
WOMEN’S DAY, 9 AUGUST 2022
“We, the women of South Africa, have come here today. We represent and we speak on behalf of hundreds of thousands of women who could not be with us. But all over the country, at this moment, women are watching and thinking of us. Their hearts are with us. We are women from every part of South Africa. We are women of every race. We come from the cities and the towns, from the reserves and the villages. We come as women united in our purpose to save the African women from the degradation of passes.” – Excerpt from the petition presented to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956.
The CMSA is committed to transformation
Mandela Day 18 July 2022.
Posted: 2022-07-19 14:16.
MANDELA DAY, 18 JULY 2022
Honouring the memory of Nelson Mandela in the spirit of Ubuntu
“Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu – I am, because you are”
Non-specialist emergency medicine qualifications in Africa: Lessons from the South African Diploma in Primary Emergency Care.
Posted: 2022-06-13 08:00.

Doctors across Africa are faced with the challenge of providing complex care under the most adverse of circumstances and with limited opportunities to upgrade their skills. Colleagues in the College of Emergency Medicine have just published experience from the Diploma in Primary Emergency Care, sharing its development and its value. This article has important lessons for other disciplines in medicine.

"Non-specialist emergency medicine qualifications in Africa: Lessons from the South African Diploma in Primary Emergency Care"
published in the "African Journal of Emergency Medicine"

WBA South Africa Roadshow 2022.
Posted: 2022-06-13 08:00.
The Workplace-Based Assessment (WBA) Steering Committee has been hard at work to develop a strategic framework leading towards the implementation of WBA of clinical competence for the education of medical and dental specialists in South Africa. To this end, the committee invites the educating community to a series of roadshows to bring everyone up to date on progress made and to recommit ourselves to the process.
RFP for CONTRACT FOR DIGITAL FORENSIC AUDIT/ CYBER AUDIT/ DIGITAL AUDIT.
Posted: 2022-05-26 08:00.

Purpose

This request for proposal (RFP) is to contract for a Digital Forensic Audit to render forensic investigation services to uncover and interpret electronic data. The objective of this process is to preserve any evidence in its most original form while performing a structured investigation by collecting, identifying, and validating digital information to reconstruct past events. A process aimed to ensure the validity and credibility in the offering of CMSA examinations.

Response to the Commission for Gender Equality’s warning against mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.
Posted: 2022-01-23 08:00.
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”.
FREE SUPPORT GROUP MEETING FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS.
Posted: 2022-01-12 15:50.
Thursday 27th January 2022, 6pm Online Using Zoom
PASSING OF PROF D.J.V. WEICH.
Posted: 2021-12-16 16:21.
The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) wishes to convey, with great sadness, the news of the passing of a member and former examiner of the College of Physicians, Prof Dirk Weich - 19/12/1940 – 29/11/2021
SAPRA Workshop 4th December 2021.
Posted: 2021-11-24 12:10.
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.
PASSING OF PROF ANDREW WALUBO.
Posted: 2021-11-23 13:00.
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.
Academic Registrar Virtual Office Hours.
Posted: 2021-11-22 08:00.
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.
HERITAGE DAY - 24 SEPTEMBER 2021.
Posted: 2021-09-23 16:30.
Wishing our members, candidates and friends a blessed and peaceful day with their families and friends. On this day which we set aside to celebrate our social heritage may we all commit to preserve all the heritages which make us unique from others.
The Ian Huskisson Medal for FCP(SA) Part 2 clinical examination.
Posted: 2021-09-01 13:44.
With the key function of acting as the national examining body for medical specialists in South Africa, the CMSA strives to promote the highest degree of skill and efficiency in medical and dental practice. Medals are awarded in various specialities to recognise distinguished results in the CMSA examinations.
Taking Care of Yourself in Preparing for the CMSA Examinations – Webinar Recording.
Posted: 2021-06-04 11:46.
Dr Peter Milligan, Chief Psychiatrist at Ngwelezana Hospital, has an interest in health worker stress and burnout, and strategies to prevent this particularly when working in difficult systems. On 10 June 2021 he presented a webinar for all interested candidates
CMSA VENUES – SECOND SEMESTER 2021 EXAMINATIONS.
Posted: 2021-06-03 08:00.
Taking into consideration the 3rd wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CMSA has expanded its venues for the written examinations. The CMSA will therefore be hosting the second semester 2021 written examinations taking place from 05 July 2021 to 12 August 2021 at the following venues:
3rd Candidates Orientation Webinar.
Posted: 2021-05-28 10:05.
The President of the CMSA, Dr Flavia Senkubuge, will be hosting a Candidates Orientation Webinar on the CMSA 2nd Semester Examination on 7 June 2021 at 16h30. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.
Candidates’ Orientation Webinar.
Posted: 2021-04-23 06:09.
The President of the CMSA, Dr Flavia Senkubuge, recently hosted two Candidates’ Orientation Webinars. The Webinar was open to all candidates and more than 700 candidates attended. Presentations by Dr Senkubuge and Prof Eric Buch, Chief Executive Officer of the CMSA, were followed by a Q & A session.
COMMUNIQUE TO 2021 2ND SEMESTER EXAMINATION CANDIDATES.
Posted: 2021-04-05 20:30.
The CMSA is pleased to inform you that, in the interests of our candidates, we continue to successfully navigate the challenges of COVID-19 and offer examinations, albeit with some changes.
New Medals for FC Path(SA) Chem Part 1 and 2.
Posted: 2021-03-03 10:30.
Medals are awarded in various specialities to recognise distinguished results in the CMSA examinations. These medals and awards are made possible by donations and endowments from benefactors. Two new medals have now been added to reward exceptional candidates in Chemical Pathology
OBITUARY - DR MONONYANE.
Posted: 2021-02-02 16:00.
The College of Anaesthetists (CASA) and the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA), have learned of the sad news of the passing of Dr Kgopotso Rudolf Mononyane, on the 21st January 2021.
OBITUARY: PROFESSOR JACOB JOHANNES (JOHAN) DEMPERS.
Posted: 2021-02-02 14:47.
The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) has learned with great shock and tremendous sadness of the recent passing away of Professor Johan Dempers from complications related to COVID-19.
MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS.
Posted: 2020-10-21 08:33.
The President of The College of Psychiatry, Prof Soraya Seedat, has written the following article for News24 regarding mental illness awareness for world mental health day.
Cancer Awareness Months - September and October 2020.
Posted: 2020-10-21 08:25.
Cancer Awareness Months - September and October 2020
Notice of AGM.
Posted: 2020-10-02 06:40.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
CMSA Fully Operational.
Posted: 2020-06-01 00:00.
CMSA Fully Operational
CPHM statement on the decision to allow religious gatherings of up to 50 people at Alert Level 3 under the Disaster Regulations for COVID-19.
Posted: 2020-05-29 12:37.
College of Public Health Medicine statement on the decision to allow religious gatherings of up to 50 people at Alert Level 3 under the Disaster Regulations for COVID-19
College of Public Health Medicine statement on the prohibition of the sale of tobacco products under the Disaster Regulations for COVID -19.
Posted: 2020-05-14 16:04.
College of Public Health Medicine statement on the prohibition of the sale of tobacco products under the Disaster Regulations for COVID -19
Announcement to Candidates 7 April 2020.
Posted: 2020-04-08 06:50.
Announcement to Candidates
Announcement to Candidates (COVID-19).
Posted: 2020-03-20 12:46.
ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE CMSA: COVID-19 AND THE 2020 FIRST SEMESTER CLINICAL/ORAL/PRACTICAL, FELLOWSHIP, SUBSPECIALTY AND DIPLOMA EXAMINATIONS
Appointment of CEO:
Prof Eric Buch
.
Posted: 2020-02-28 16:50.
APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) CMSA: Prof Eric Buch
CMSA ELECTIONS 2020-2023.
Posted: 2020-02-13 09:00.
CMSA ELECTIONS 2020-2023
Appointment of Academic Registrar:
Mrs Yolokazi Kanzi
.
Posted: 2019-11-14 11:39.
Appointment of Academic Registrar:
Mrs Yolokazi Kanzi
CMSA Press Statement.
Posted: 2019-10-09 18:13.
CMSA Press Statement
Notice of 2019 AGM and Agenda.
Posted: 2019-09-23 13:26.
Notice of 2019 AGM
CMSA Listening Tours across the country.
Posted: 2019-09-09 09:12.
CMSA Listening Tours across the country
May 2019 Senate Pictures.
Posted: 2019-06-14 12:50.
Senate photographs from May 2019
AGM Minutes October 2018.
Posted: 2018-11-22 11:38.
Minutes of the 63rd AGM of the CMSA held on 26 Otober 2018
Notice of 2018 AGM and Agenda.
Posted: 2018-09-17 08:49.
Notice of 2018 AGM and Agenda
Elected Senate for the 2017 – 2020 Triennium.
Posted: 2018-03-01 13:00.
Elected Senate for the 2017 – 2020 Triennium
AGM Minutes October 2017.
Posted: 2017-11-22 09:04.
Minutes of the 62nd AGM of the CMSA held on 27 Otober 2017
ELECTION RESULTS 2017 – 2020.
Posted: 2017-11-17 06:23.
Updated members of the Senate and Board of Directors.
College of Psychiatrists’ Annual General Meeting.
Posted: 2017-09-08 07:02.
College of Psychiatrists: AGM
AGM Minutes October 2016.
Posted: 2016-12-06 19:00.
Minutes of the 61st AGM of the CMSA held on 28 Otober 2016
2016 Annual General Meeting.
Posted: 2016-09-06 15:04.
2016 Annual General Meeting
2015 Annual General Meeting.
Posted: 2015-08-30 21:12.
2015 AGM
Oxford Nuffield Medical Scholarship 2014/2015.
Posted: 2014-03-03 19:43.
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, ENGLAND OXFORD NUFFIELD MEDICAL FELLOWSHIP 2014/15
Minutes of the AGM 2013.
Posted: 2014-01-04 13:46.
Minutes of the AGM 2013
57th Annual General Meeting of the CMSA - Minutes.
Posted: 2013-02-17 20:33.
Minutes of the 57th Annual General Meeting of the CMSA held on Friday 19 October 2012.
International Congress of College and Academy Presidents and Masters.
Posted: 2012-05-09 20:46.
Cape Town : 1 – 3 April 2012
Minutes of the October 2011 AGM.
Posted: 2012-03-25 12:59.
Minutes of the October 2011 AGM
Johannes Albertus (Bert) Myburgh.
Posted: 2010-04-18 21:50.
1928 -2010
Minutes of the AGM.
Posted: 2009-03-01 22:12.
2008
Minutes of Annual General Meeting.
Posted: 2008-03-02 18:52.
2007
© 2000- The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa.
All rights reserved.

Digital Certification
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)
  • President
  • Professor Johannes Fagan

  • Immediate Past President
  • Professor Flavia Senkubuge

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Professor Eric Buch
  • Email: eric.buch@cmsa.co.za
Administration and Finance Office

  • Mr Jerome Davies, Executive Director: Finance and Administration
  • The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
  • 17 Milner Road, Rondebosch, 7700
  • Tel: +27 (0)21 689 9533
  • Email: members@cmsa.co.za
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
  • Email: academic.registrar@cmsa.co.za