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.

The executive team has been hard at work on our reshaping and restructuring process to make the organisation even better, and we have introduced a new structure which lends itself to ensuring that we are an organisation with a strong voice in Higher Education, supportive of our members and uplifting of marginalised voices while working towards completing our objectives.

Our new key strategic pillars


understanding the broader context our organisation operates in


being proactive and prompt in responding to crises


solidly forging ahead and overcoming all manner of obstacles

The R, R and R process has reconceptualised the roles and responsibilities of HELTASA’s executive functions to maximise each one’s potential.

Project teams

HELTASA has been shape-shifting our modes of being and doing to be an organisation that makes a difference. We have made the HELTASA circle bigger by bringing new colleagues on board as members and as part of our leadership structures.

The organisation consists of two sets of teams for a total of 10 projects:

  • Strategic Project Teams
  • Scholarly Project Teams

These teams will engage with membership on matters that will contribute to teaching and learning scholarship within Higher Education. We are very fortunate to have these esteemed academics and practitioners on board.