Education Management Association of South Africa


Who we are and what we do

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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

Sustaining excellent and ethical leadership, management and administrative practice in education.

Our Mission

Sharing best practice and creating networks through debates, events and research.


Promoting visionary, purposeful and ethical leadership and management practices in all levels of education.

Executive Members

Our Executive Members

Adv. Alison Bengston
Landie Diamond
Deputy President
Dr. Phumlani Myende
Johan van Coller

Martin Smith
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Dr. Itumeleng Sehlodi
Research and Development
Leonore Hermanus
Publicity and Media
Martin Smith
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EMASA's Annual Conferences

Know more about our annual conference. Click on the button to learn about our coming 2019 conference.