Association for Academic Administrators 

Academic and Student Administrators

Our main objective

The major objective of the Association for Academic Administrators (AAA) is to professionalise the occupation of academic- and student administrator by registering as a professional body with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).


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The 2019 conference took place at the Saint George Hotel and Conference Centre from 22 – 24 May 2019. To view presentations from the conference, please click on the link 


Our 2020 conference will take place on 14-15 May at the ICC in East London, please save the date. Registrations have opened. To view the proposed programme please click on the link

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Thanks so much. Much appreciated.  We enjoyed the conference, the venue , food and the dinner were all great.

Juliet Kakembo

Manager, Postgraduate Admissions Admissions Department, Nelson Mandela University


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2020 AAA Conference Postponed

The AAA Conference of 14-15 May has, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, been postponed to the new provisional dates of 27-28 August 2020. The dates have been provisionally booked at the EL-ICC, pending the future developments in the combat against the corona virus. The AAA Board undertakes however, to notify all AAA members if the conference will go ahead on these dates, by the latest 17 June, which gives a 10 week period before the conference to make new arrangements to attend. The AAA Board undertakes to, as far as possible, retain the initial conference program, speakers and presenters of papers.

Thank you to the over 80 AAA Members that have submitted registrations for the May conference – a separate e-mail was sent you to you earlier today regarding the postponement of the conference.

The AAA Board wish to extend its sincere apology for this arrangement due to these extraordinary circumstances, and also wish you safety and good health for this period.