Aims of SAERA

  • To promote research and academic collaboration, link research policy, theory and practice, encourage the promotion of research quality, and help develop the next generation of researchers.
  • To establish a cohesive, coherent and inclusive education academic and research identity. The aim is to establish vigorous and responsive epistemic communities and provide us with a vehicle to continue vigorous intellectual and research collaboration.
  • To promote interaction with national and provincial education departments, research organisations such as policy units and the NRF.
  • To establish links with international educational research organisations and similar organisations in Southern Africa and the African content.



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Condolences to Prof Sechaba Mahlomaholo and his family

The SAERA executive and members would like to extend their condolences to Prof Sechaba Mahlomaholo and his family on the recent passing of Prof Mahlomaholo’s wife. We extend our deepest sympathies to him and his family as they struggle through this period of grief.

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Update on dates Boleswana 2018

17th Boleswana International Biennial Educational Research Symposium Taking place in Windhoek, from 10 to 12 July 2018   Updated Official Invitation_ Letter_BOLESWANA2018

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Eastern Cape E-Learning Summit

Imbizo Events cordially invites you to our annual Eastern Cape E-Learning Summit which will be held on 6 June 2018 at The Venue, Hemingways. Please find attached formal letter of invitation containing more information about the E-Learning Summit Download .South African Education Research

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Nelson Mandela Legacy Lecture

Download mandela lecture 24 April   The Faculty of Education, North-West University invites you to the annual SAERA Nelson Mandela Legacy Lecture Date:      24 April 2018 Venue:    NWU, Faculty of Education, Building C6 – Hall Time:       5:30 pm – 7 pm RSVP:

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