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    Welcome to EMASA
    (Education Management Association of SA)
    Thank you for visiting us. EMASA welcomes you.
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    Role of EMASA in Leadership Development
    EMASA provides the opportunity for leadership in schools to form networks, partnerships and links with other practitioners both within and outside the country.


Who we are and what we do

Know us better

Networks, partnerships and linkages are essential catalysts for driving education management development and will constitute the foundation for the way in which education management development is conducted. EMASA provides the opportunity for leadership in schools to form networks, partnerships and links with other practitioners both within and outside the country. The annual EMASA conference should be used as platform for both academics and practitioners to bridge the gap between theory and practice by allowing greater input from practitioners and by exposing practitioners to recent research papers in the area of management and leadership.

EMASA can serve as a conduit between practitioners and other initiatives in the field thus keeping those in the profession abreast with the latest trends. EMASA should showcase the innovative management and leadership initiatives of principals in South African schools who are creating resilient schools despite difficult circumstances.

Our Vision

EMASA is the premier association in South Africa in the field of education management, leadership and administration.

We are information leaders who lead through partnerships, collaboration and innovation.

Our Mission

EMASA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy and networking initiatives.
To demonstrate and promote the essential role to further education through professional development, advancement of knowledge and leadership.

Gap Analysis

EMASA envisaged implementing a number of goals over the last three years. Some glaring gaps were identified in the analysis completed during the strategic meeting, as reflected here (Clause 1) . These gaps should be considered in future planning. The following diagram will assist us in this

Our Actions

Below is a list of actions and task allocations to be taken into consideration.

Exec Commitee Decision

The new Executive Committee of EMASA has also held a meeting, where the following action steps were agreed upon:

- That EMASA needs to look for funding sources as a matter or urgency.
- That EMASA membership has to be broadened to embrace all role players in EMD.
- That EMASA needs to be more visible through its activities.
- That EMASA should be looking at strengthening the relationship with EMD practitioners and academics through regular communication

International Links

Through the MGSLG, EMASA will be part of Foundation for International Dialogue on Educational Leadership and Management (FIDELM) whose aim is to create a South-South dialogue though ICT.

The president of EMASA will also be engaging Ms. Patricia Sallis, Ms. Jo Howse and Mr. Petros Parshiardis, who are key office bearers in the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM)

Commitee Tasks

Below is a list of job specifications for allocated members of the commitee.

- Cordination

- Strategic Planning

- Communication, Recruitment & Marketing and Publication

- Finance and Fundraising & Sponsorship

- Research and Journal

Executive Members

Executive Commitee (Touch Image For Details)

Adv. Alison Bengtson
Landie Diamond
Deputy President
Dr. Phumlani Myende
Johan van Coller
Dr. Itumeleng Sethlodi
Research and Development
Leonore Hermanus
Publicity and Media

Downloadable Documents

Below are documents you can download.

Contact us

Feel free to contact us using the form below, as well as the contact details provided.

Contact Form

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us a message. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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