• Living Communities
    Vol. 7 No. 2 (2019)
  • Vol 6, No 1 (2018): First-year experience in perspective First-year experience in perspective
    Vol. 6 No. 1 (2018)
    Discussions around first-year experiences have been focused on student adjustment and inclusion into the culture and discourses of higher education. However, the issue is much broader and includes efforts of articulation of processes and continuity of experience. This guest-edited issue thus focuses on the wider issues and includes discussions on systemic articulation and ruptures in student experiences.  Developmental shifts when entering higher education are experienced by students in a variety of ways. It is incumbent on higher education and the wider system to enable continuity of experience and articulation of systems in such a way that student success is at the centre. Thus, the core articles in this issue focus on systemic articulation, in and out of classroom experience and the operational and ontological engagement of students, beyond the first-year experience. Moreover, while discussions on university success are usually focused on higher education agency, it is essential that the silence around causality and influence of schooling and wider societal issues are recognised. The articles in this issue purposefully bring together such a wider perspective.
  • Tutoring and mentoring
    Vol. 5 No. 2 (2017)
    Guest Editor Dr Nelia Frade
  • Student Affairs in complex contexts
    Vol. 4 No. 2 (2016)
    While the Western world – with Brexit, Trump, Festung Europa, and so forth – seems to be increasingly retreating into narrow nationalism, the Journal of Student Affairs in Africa is connecting African academics, executives and administrators and is becoming an evermore accessed international, African platform for publishing research on higher education and Student Affairs in Africa. In this issue, we do not only publish several commentaries on the recent Global Summit of Student Affairs and Services held in October 2016 at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. We also publish contributions from Ethiopia alongside articles from Australia, the USA, and universities in South Africa (University of the Free State, University of Johannesburg).
  • Tinto's South Africa lectures
    Vol. 2 No. 2 (2014)

    Special issue on the work of Prof Vincent Tinto and its application to the African context, focused on ways in which student affairs and teaching and learning professionals can contribute to student retention and student success.

    The issue includes transcripts of Tinto's lectures given at the invitation of the Council on Higher Education in South Africa in 2013 as well as an introduction to Tinto's work, commentary and reflective contributions on the lectures, and a publications' list.

    The issue also includes a report on the establishment of the Southern African Federation of Student Affairs and Services (SAFSAS), book reviews, as well as professional notices.


  • Recontextualising the profession
    Vol. 2 No. 1 (2014)

    This issue features articles dealing inter alia with the changing student body in African universities and the impact of increasing diversity on the Student Affairs profession.

    In the campus dialogue section, the issue publishes three contributions from the co-curriculum seminars held at the University of the Western Cape in 2014.

    The issue also includes book reviews and professional notices.

  • Double Launch Issue: The Professionalization of Student Affairs in Africa
    Vol. 1 No. 1-2 (2013)

    The launch issue of the JSAA features articles on various aspects of the emerging professionalization of Student Affairs in the African context.

    The issue also includes research articles and reflective articles by practitioners, as well as book reviews and professional notices.