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

  • chairperson's agm report

Chairperson’s AGM Report: 2016

Introduction South African Higher Education continues to contend with the urgent and persistent calls for equitable education. What we witnessed in 2015 of the co-ordinated student voice should have prepared the sector as a whole [...]

  • rhodes chertl

Senior Lecturer / Lecturer (CHERTL)

[Apply] Academic, Eastern Cape Grahamstown R 354351 - R 427917 Exciting opportunity in Higher Education Sector: Senior Lecturer / Lecturer - Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching & Learning (CHERTL) Requirements: Senior Lecturer: A PhD [...]

  • Writing Centre 2016

The Writing Centre SIG 2016 Report

Although not many activities in WSIG due to a number of challenges (i.e. structure and funding) there were two major developments that occurred in 2016. This report serves to account for the Writing Centre SIG [...]


Learning to teach in higher education in South Africa

An investigation into the influences of institutional context on the professional learning of academics in their roles as teachers This report forms part of the National Research Foundation (NRF) – funded project entitled “The interplay [...]