13 – 16 May 2018
The Capital Hotel, Menlyn, Pretoria, South Africa
Beyond a technical approach to assessment
Sustainable assessment practices and standards
Assessment and the development of critical thinking
The impact of stakeholding on effective assessment
Innovative assessment: opportunities and challenges
Diversifying assessment: diverse learners and diverse assessment practices
The 12th Southern Africa Association for Educational Assessment (SAAEA) Conference will be hosted in the capital city of the Republic of South Africa, in the city of Tshwane commonly known as Pretoria, Gauteng province. SAAEA was established primarily to provide a platform for Assessment Specialist, Curriculum Developers, Educators and Researchers to share expertise and practices. The conference will gather educationalists from the SADC region to share innovative ideas on educational assessment. The conference will begin on Sunday, 13 May 2018 with a cocktail reception and registration of delegates at the conference venue. In addition to the exciting conference programme line-up there will be excursions onWednesday, 16 May 2018 followed by a gala dinner later in the evening.
Prof Desmond Laubscher
Chief Executive OfficerThe Design Centre, Johannesburg,
Dr Jeanne Gamble
Honorary Research AssociateSchool of Education, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Prof Richard Tabulawa
Dean of EducationActing Vice-Chancellor University of Botswana, Botswana
Due date for abstracts
31 January 2018
Notification of acceptance of abstracts
28 February 2018
Final closing date for registration
31 March 2018
Due date for draft papers
31 March 2018
Submission of presentations (PPT)
31 March 2018
20 April 2018
The below hotels are preferred hotels because they are within 10km radius of the conference venue.
Distance to venue
Umalusi Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training.
Ms Jacomien Rousseau
Chief Financial Officer
Dr Mafu S Rakometsi
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Emmanuel Sibanda
Executive Manager: Qualifications & Research
Ms Zodwa Modimakwane
Executive Manager: Quality Assurance & Monitoring
South Africa is the only country in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize winners lived on the same street. The late president Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu had houses in Vilakazi Street in Soweto, Johannesburg.
First African country to host the soccer world cup in 2010 and the only country in the world to have hosted the Soccer, Cricket and Rugby World Cup.
South Africa is a multicultural nation where 11 official languages are spoken.
The 12th SAAEA Conference will be held in the Gauteng province which is made up of a cosmopolitan mix of people from all walks of life.
Rand (ZAR) – 100 cents equal one rand
GMT +2 hours
Cape Town (Legislative)
Excellent roads, rail and air facilities (both domestic and international). Public transport in major cities include the Gautrain between Johannesburg and Pretoria and the Bus Rapid Transport System in major cities.
World-class infrastructure. Internet access is widely available. There are five mobile (cellular) networks.
Pretoria City Tour
JHB City Tour
Heritage Tour, and
The Dinokeng Game Reserve