The South African Sociological Association is committed to a democratic South Africa, where all enjoy economic, political and social justice and freedom from all forms of discrimination on the basis of religion, nationality, race and gender.
SASA was established in 1993 in order to:
- promote the discipline and the profession of sociology;
- promote research, teaching and debate about society; and
- promote cooperation at the national, regional and international level among persons engaged in the study of society.
The Southern African region has undergone rapid and fundamental changes in the last decade, and is faced with many challenges, including the democratisation of state and society, fighting the HIV/Aids epidemic through the creation of awareness, eradicating all spheres of society of racism and other forms of discrimination and inequality and attempting to engage in a globalising world, where the threat of ever increasing marginalisation is a reality.
The Association is committed to the development of a vibrant social science community in Southern Africa which can make a meaningful contribution to the analysis of society in the context of these changes and challenges, with the aim of developing a just and equitable society.