Regional Updates 

IASAS Africa Regional Coordinators:
Birgit Schreiber (South Africa) & Mustapha Jourdini (Egypt)






Annual ACUHO-I SAC LLC Colloquium 2018

In September 2018 Stellenbosch University (SU) facilitated its first annual Living Learning Communities (LLC) colloquium in collaboration with Association of College and Housing Officers International South African Chapter (ACUHO-I SAC). This colloquium aimed to reflect on practices that regard the living and learning communities on campus, to share the latest body of knowledge such as current affairs, climates and topics of discussion on campuses, to create a platform for campus delegates (bodies who represent students and student affairs) to challenge and support one another, and to take actions and innovations for intentional programs, research and services that promote student development.

Read more about the 2018 LLC Colloquium.


International Conference on Disabilities in Southern and Central Africa – 15-19 October 2019, University of Botswana

International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education – 25-26 October, Botswana

South African Federation for Student Affairs and Services in Higher Education Summit – 26-27 November 2018, Durban



Journal of Student Affairs in Africa – Volume 6, Edition 1 published and is accessible online.

Academic Degree in Higher Education Management:

South Africa has registered the first Post Graduate Degree with a focus on Student Affairs and Higher Education Management (PG Dip BMA Higher Education Management).  The Stellenbosch University South Africa, Business School, is offering the BMA HE Management as the first of this kind in Africa. The focus is on capacitating middle and senior Higher Education administrators, policy makers and strategists in terms of perspectives, theories and research in Higher Education. The focus includes core management competencies, internationalisation and mobility, human rights and critical issues of transformation and development.  ( For more information email  and

 – Marianyana Martha Selelo, Student & Welfare Planning, Human Resource Development Council of Botswana
– Vianna Renaud, Placement Development Advisor, Bournemouth University

NOTE: The above is not an exhaustive list of all events or activities within each region, but only includes the information reported by our members.  For additional details of professional organizations around the world visit the IASAS website page Links to Higher Education and Student Services Organizations

IASAS does not necessarily support or endorse the events and resources listed on this page.  It is provided here for informational purposes.