The Society of South African Archivists (SASA) is a professional association representing those working in archives and records management in South Africa.
SASA has been in existence since 1960. Its overarching objective is the development of archival science and the promotion of the archival profession in South Africa. SASA seeks to represent and support practitioners of all fields of archival and records management work and its membership is further open to anyone who has an interest in archives and records management.
SASA seeks to perform the role common to professional associations, such as providing a forum for the sharing of professional expertise; laying down professional standards of performance; representing concerns of members to outside organizations; and protecting the interests of the profession. In practice SASA achieves these objectives through inter alia the publication of a professional journal, the maintenance of a website, the holding of conferences, the development of regional branches, participation in the development of professional and training standards; and the provision of input on relevant matters.
In April 2009, SASA's new National Committee was elected by the membership for a two-year term of office. The new Committee is actively engaged in a number of initiatives aimed at revitalising SASA and the profession.
SASA 2012 Conference, 11-13 July 2012, Calls for papers
CALL FOR PAPERS: ARCHIVAL CONFERENCE ON ARCHIVING AND DIGITAL CONTINUITY IN THE CONTEXT OF E-GOVERNMENT IN SUB SAHARAN AFRICA, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA, PRETORIA (MAIN CAMPUS), 11 – 13 JULY 2012
The South African Society of Archivists in conjunction with the Department of Information Science at UNISA and the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa is going to host an international conference of archivists, records managers and heritage personnel in Pretoria on (DTA). Bearing in mind that governments in many developing countries are shifting from being bureaucratic oriented to being citizen oriented by making government processes, services, and information available online in an interactive and open manner as a result of the challenges and opportunities posed to government processes by the information revolution, the theme of the conference will be archiving and digital continuity in the context of e-government in sub Saharan Africa. Papers on topics that address the theme of the conference and the following areas will be considered for inclusion in the conference programme. Accepted papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of South African Archivists and a special issue of Mousaion which is SAPES accredited after the usual peer review process.
- Electronic records: the state of the art in the various countries in Africa E-government models
- Information management in a public sector context
- Infrastructure for e-government
- E-government adoption
- Marketing and public programming of e-government services
- Research agenda for the future in the context of e-government
- Digital preservation
- Managing records for accountability, good governance and protection of human rights
- National Archives and e-government initiatives
- From e-government to participatory government
- Papers for the open session are also welcome.
Submission of abstracts: 30 March 2012
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 14 April 2012 Paper submission: 10 June 2012 Notification of acceptance: 30 June 2012 Camera-ready copy due: 9 July 2012 Preconference Workshop: 13 July 2012
Theme of Workshop: The ball is in your court: challenges and prospects for budding archivists and records managers
Anyone interested in submitting a paper should contact Prof Patrick Ngulube at the University of South Africa, UNISA School of Graduate Studies, P. O. Box 392, UNISA, 0003, UNISA, E-mail: email@example.com