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.



About SAERA, our conference and the Journal of Education

A prophetic and profound influence in adult education

Dear Members, On behalf of the SAERA Executive SAERA are deeply saddened by the loss of Professor Clive John Miller. He was one of the founders of SAERAs constitutive organisations and a remarkable education scholar. May our condolences bring his family comfort. SOUTH AFRICA A prophetic and profound influence in adult education Alan J Penny […]

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The annual SAERA Nelson Mandela Education Legacy Lecture

The annual SAERA Nelson Mandela Education Legacy Lecture Date: 18 September 2017 Time: 18:00 Venue: Council Chambers Madibeng Building Auckland Park Kingsway Campus RSVP: Prudence Mohau at by 4 September 2017 The speaker for the 2017 lecture is Prof Ihron Rensburg, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg. The title of his presentation […]

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Conference listings and events

The first Call for Abstracts for the 17th BOLESWANA Biennial International Educational Symposium

The Namibian Educational Research Association (NERA) is proud to announce the first Call for Abstracts for the 17th BOLESWANA Biennial International Educational Symposium to be hosted by NERA in 2018, Windhoek, Namibia. Find more info

CfPs ahe-afrika conference Makarere

Call for Papers: African Association for History Education (AHE-Afrika)’s Second International Conference on “Teaching and learning history in a changing Africa: possibilities and challenges in the 21st century”. Find more info

NRF Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities Call Schedule for 2017 per category READ SCHEDULE Find more info

Current Educational Research and Policy

News from the educational sector

HELTASA 2017 Conference

  We invite you to join us for the HELTASA 2017 Conference to be held in the magnificent city of Durban. Please find attached the conference call. Details about the conference can also be accessed from the conference website Download:   We look forward to your participation in the conference.   Best wishes, Nalini […]

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HundrED Communications

The world is full of fantastic schools and research on the future of learning, but they don’t always get the recognition they deserve. At HundrED, we are currently seeking 100 studies in education from around the world. We will be gathering and sharing these studies in an easy-to-read form to benefit educators and education worldwide. […]

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