Dear SAERA Members,

Please find Call for abstracts for 2021 SAERA Virtual Conference 11-12 November 2021

Proposed Theme: Education for Inclusivity and Sustainability in Times of Increasing Inequalities

DOWNLOAD Call for Abstracts SAERA 21 Final

Dear SAERA members


Update of 2021 annual conference (virtual) hosted by WITS School of Education


The conference organisation is at its advanced stage and will commence with a series of pre-conference workshops on 9 November 2021.  There main conference papers will be presented over 11 and 12 November 2021 hosting in excess of 160 papers, SiG symposia, and other presentations.


The Annual General Meeting is schedule for 11 November 2021 where elections of a new executive will take place and members of the association are encouraged to serve as executive members of this growing national research association.


Kindly note the following:

  1. The call for abstracts are closed – no further abstracts will be considered
  2. The registration for the conference is still open – members are encouraged to register for the conference.  Delegates need to register online on the SAERA2021 conference website
  3. Registration fees are R900
    Retired Academics & postgraduate students R600
    Once registered an invoice with banking details will be sent to you. Proof of payment will be needed before your presentation at the conference can be confirmed. Proof of payment should be sent to
  4. Details of the AGM and nomination forms for the election of the executive team will be shared during next week.


We are excited about this virtual conference and look forward to your continued participation in SAERA activities


Labby Ramrathan



Prof Labby Ramrathan


President of the South African Education Research Association (SAERA)

Co-editor: Springer Series: Key thinkers in Education

School of Education

University of KwaZulu-Natal

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Cell: +27 82 674 9829

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President of SAERA 2019-2021



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