Convening Committee Members:

writing centre convenors


Puleng Sefalane- Nkohla  0219596724


Thembinkosi  Mtonjeni,  0214647252

SIG description:

Writing Centres SIG brings together academic development practitioners, Writing Centre Coordinators, Directors and professional staff dealing with student reading and writing to support, and develop a community of scholars and practitioners concerned with academic reading and writing at university.

The objective is to:

  • Ensure that all the stakeholders share experiences, challenges and best practices.
  • Give support to the newly established and developing Writing Centres across the country
  • Cultivate and nurture an inter-institutional nexus of multi-membership across Writing Centres in Higher Education institutions in Southern Africa
  • Organise events, such as seminars and workshops, to nurture connection and engagement and support the achievement of Writing Centres practitioners in general.


In 2016 the Writing Centre SIG participated in UNISA’s Academic Development Symposium as well as Stellenbosch University’s Consutants’ Day. Please check our news section for more details on these events.



Progress has been made as far as the Writing Centre Book is concerned. It is now at the blind review stage. Foreword has been written. We are exhilarated!

SIG platforms:


Join our listserv mailer by forwarding your name to Dr Rose Richards (

Latest posts from our SIGs

Latest News: