Journal of Student Affairs in Africa

The Journal of Student Affairs in Africa (JSAA) is an independent, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary, open-access academic journal that publishes scholarly research and reflective discussions about the theory and practice of student affairs in Africa.

JSAA aims to contribute to the professionalization of student affairs in African higher education. It strives to be the foremost academic journal dealing with the theory and practice of the student affairs domain in universities on the African continent, and an indispensable resource for the executive leadership of universities and colleges dealing with student affairs, deans of students and other senior student affairs professionals, as well as institutional researchers and academics and students focused on the field of higher education studies and student affairs.

JSAA is published twice a year by the Editorial Executive in collaboration with African Sun Media and the University of Stellenbosch. The editorial and peer review policy adheres to the Code of Best Practice in Editorial Discretion and Peer Review for South African Scholarly Journals (Academy of Sciences of SA Council/ASSAf 2008).

JSAA is published online and in print. Authors publish free of charge; there are no processing or page fees. Please register for alerts about new issues and opportunities.



Centring the Student Experience in Africa


We are proud to announce the publication of the new issue of the Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, Vol. 8 Issue 1 "Centring the Student Experience in Africa". This issue comes at a time when the world is in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic and on lockdown, and when there is a worldwide outrage over the continuous violation of black bodies and the injustice and inhumanity inherent in systems and practices steeped in racism. The coronavirus and its impact on higher education, on students and Student Affairs and Services, and the devastating impact of racism in higher education and the student experience and the work it involves for Student Affairs and Services are the themes of this editorial.

Posted: 2020-07-21 More...

JSAA accredited by South African Dep of Higher Education and Training


From 2017, the Journal of Student Affairs in Africa is officially accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training as a subsidy-earning scholarly journal on the SA list of journals.

The DHET accreditation letter can be viewed here.

Posted: 2017-02-24
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Vol 8, No 1 (2020): Centring the student experience in Africa

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