Welcome to the HELTASA website.

The Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA) is a professional association for educators and other significant role-players in the tertiary sector.

On this website, you can find out more about HELTASA and sign up to become a member as well as read up on our latest news and make use of our resources. Explore our Special Interest Groups and Projects to understand more about the work our members are doing on the ground.

Latest News

  • heltasa london review of education

Developing academic literacies through understanding the nature of disciplinary knowledge

Much academic development work that is framed by academic literacies, especially that focused on writing, is concerned with disciplinary conventions and knowledges: conceptual, practical, and procedural. This paper argues, however, that academic literacies work tends [...]

  • teaching in higher education

Generic gold standard or contextualised public good? Teaching excellence awards in post-colonial South Africa

by Kasturi Behari-Leak & Sioux McKenna Read the full article in the Teaching in Higher Education Journal and the abstract below. Let us know what you think in the comments section! Abstract Teaching Excellence Awards have [...]

  • HELTASA 2017 Regional Seminar Invitation

Regional Seminar: Developing Teaching Portfolios for Excellence Awards

  Download the full invitation here. Download the registration form here. Please note that this workshop is for KZN and Eastern Cape participants only.      

  • Decolonising the curriculum: it’s in the detail, not just in the definition HELTASA

Decolonising the curriculum: it’s in the detail, not just in the definition

Kasturi Behari-Leak, University of Cape Town; Langutani Masehela, University of Venda; Luyanda Marhaya, University of Zululand; Masebala Tjabane, Vaal University of Technology, and Ness Merckel In the two years since student protests kicked off at [...]