Empowering Higher Education

We Are Committed to Transforming Learning and Teaching Practices in Southern Africa.

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

Its membership is drawn mainly from staff in higher education institutions, but it seeks to work collaboratively with policy-makers, statutory bodies and other professional associations interested in higher education.

At the institutional level, within and across institutions, HELTASA seeks to promote networking between staff in central units responsible for enhancing educational quality and faculty-based academic staff with a scholarly interest in teaching and learning. It aims to extend this networking through linking up with and promoting the establishment of professional networks.

HELTASA’s main forum is an annual conference, but it also has project teams special interest groups that provide further opportunities for constructive engagement and collaboration.

Strategic Objectives

As a non-profit organisation, the strategic objectives of the association are to:

Mission and Vision

HELTASA’s mission and vision are to promote quality in higher education practice through the creation of a synergistic network and the professionalisation of higher education practitioners in Southern Africa in three main areas of focus: policy matters in higher education; developmental practices and educational research.


HELTASA is guided by and committed to its values of collegiality, professionalism, quality, equity, excellence, development, creativity, criticality, and innovation.

Send questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions to:  Email: info@heltasa.org.za

Send online support and portal queries to : Email: support@associationmco.com

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