Young family doctors from across South Africa spent a day at the Pre-Conference of the SA Academy of Family Physicians and formed the South African chapter of Afriwon – the organisation of young family doctors in Africa linked to Wonca Africa. There was palpable excitement as representatives of each university were elected to serve in the interim committee to set up the new organisation. Professor Jannie Hugo, Conference Convenor, appealed to young doctors to advocate for better health for the people of South Africa, and not just focus on narrow interests.