Community of Practice (CoP)

Community of Practice: Student Affairs in Africa Research (COP-SAAR)

A community of practice is a group of people who share a common interest and concern for something that they do, and they create modalities of interaction to learn together how to do this better.

The COP-SAAR has been established after consultation with various stakeholders and experts in the South African and international higher education and student affairs sector. The COP is jointly hosted by the Journal of Student Affairs in Africa and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).

The COP-SAAR operates through the following modalities:


Participants in the first consultation meeting of the COP-SAAR on 23 November 2021 in Pretoria were:  Prof. Thierry Luescher (HSRC & JSAA), Prof Teboho Moja (NYU & JSAA), Dr Keamo Morwe (Univen), Dr Angelina Wilson Fadiji (UP & JSAA), Dr Matete Madiba (UP & SAASSAP),  Mr Jerome September (Wits & SAASSAP), Dr Birgit Schreiber (USAf/HELM & JSAA), Mr Tshepang Mahlatsi (UFS student), Dr Nupur Goyal (NYU Shanghai), Ms Seipati Mokhema (HSRC Master's trainee), Ms Tshireletso Letsoalo (UP HSRC-NRF PhD trainee).

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Events: Please see Announcements for upcoming events. Past events see Events.

Contact details: Prof. Thierry M. Luescher, Cape Town, South Africa, Email: