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SACHES Conference 2018 - Third Call for Papers

Date: Sunday, 5 to Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Theme: Africa and the current Global Education agenda: new challenges, old habits”
Protea Hotel, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Deadline for proposals: Monday 28 May 2018

Keynote speakers

Prof Aslam Fataar
University of Stellenbosch
Title: Decolonising education and epistemic access: Knowledge Contestations, Articulations and Appropriations

Prof Abbas Arani
Lorenstan University, Iran
Title: Image of South Africa at Iran’s school textbooks

Prof Harold Herman
Emeritus Professor of Comparative, International, Development Education – UWC
Title: Comparative Education in Southern Africa since the establishment of SACHES in 1991




The Department of Science and Technology (DST) calls for nominations for the 2018 South African Women in Science Awards (WISA).  The awards recognise and reward excellence by women scientists and researchers, and profile them as role models for younger women.  The awards will be made to women who are South African citizens or permanent residents.

The theme for the 2018 WISA is leveraging science, technology and innovation to enhance inclusive growth and development. This theme is adapted from the 2018 priority theme for the 6th BRICS science technology and innovation (STI) Ministerial meeting, which will be hosted by South Africa in July 2018.


Letter from SACHES President Prof. CC Wolhuter

Dear SACHES Member,

We are once again in the middle of another year.  Our 2015 conference went well, and we were honoured to have as one of our plenary speakers the present President of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies, Dr Carlos Torres.

I am getting ready for the World Conference in August at the University of Beijing, and I am looking forward to see many of you there too.  I shall use the opportunity to brief our colleagues worldwide as to what we do in SACHES and invite them to our next conference. On that topic, our members at the University of Zambia, under prof. Eunifridah Simuyaba and dr Dennis Banda, are busy planning the 2017 SACHES conference.  At this stage it looks like the conference will take place 24-26 May 2017, at the Victoria Falls, or an alternative nice venue in Zambia.  My two SACHES stalwarts, Jo-Anne Adams and prof Petro van Niekerk, and me shall keep you posted, also watch this space, the SACHES website.

I also wish to alert you to two other international, high quality, not expensive Comparative Education conferences in planning for 2015, in which I am involved:

  • The bi-annual conference at the University of Crete will take place probably  9-11 June 2017.  I shall keep you posted.
  • The conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society will take place 20-23 June 2017, at Borovets Mountain and Ski Resort
  • The upcoming 2016 OCIES conference

You are also welcome to write to me should you require more information.

The book volume Education in East and Central Africa, which I edited and to which many SACHES members have contributed is doing well worldwide.  I am of the view that it is time that we begin a next research cum publication project in SACHES.  I wish to invite you to think with me and to write to me if you have any ideas in this regard.

Yours faithfully,
Prof. C.C. Wolhuter


Southern African Comparative and History of Education Society

The aims of the Society are to promote comparative, international and history of education and enhance the academic status of these fields; bring an understanding of comparative education to bear on the major educational problems confronting the region and to develop through the study of comparative and history of education an understanding of the major educational problems of the day by fostering co-operative research, discussion and teaching by persons from different parts of the world.


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