Past SASA presidents, executives and councils

2019 - 20

President: TBC
Vice President: TBC
Secretary: TBC
Treasurer: TBC
Ex officio: Editorial collective rep, LOC chair, Babalwa Magoqwana

2018 - 19 President: Babalwa Magoqwana (NMMU)
Vice President: Malehoko Tshoaedi (UJ)
Secretary: Trevor Ngwane (UJ)
Treasurer: Trevor Mcarthur (UWC)
Ex officio: Simon Mapadimeng (SARS), Jay Govender (LOC)

2017 - 18

President: Babalwa Magoqwana (NMMU)
Vice President: Malehoko Tshoaedi (Pretoria)
Secretary: Trevor Ngwane (Johannesburg)
Treasurer: Carin Runciman (Johannesburg)
Ex officio: Simon Mapadimeng (SARS), Trevor McArthur (Web), Eddie Anugwom (LOC), Sonwabile Mnwana

2016 - 17

President: Sonwabile Mnwana (Wits)
Vice President: Nomkhosi Xulu Gama (DUT)
Secretary: Luke Sinwell (Johannesburg)
Treasurer: Carin Runciman (Johannesburg)
Council members: Biopelo Bahule, Gertrude Fester, Anthony Kaziboni, Babalwa Magoqwana, Lionel Thaver, Ikechukwu Umejesi
Ex officio: David du Toit, Grace Khunou, Simon Mapadimeng, Trevor McArthur, Ramosotho Mokgadi
Student members: Mabone Kgosiemang, John Mashayamombe, Hlengiwe Ndlovu, Bianca Seipati, Manka Shiela

2015 - 16

President: Grace Khunou(Johannesburg)
Vice President: Julio de Sousa (Unisa)
Secretary: Liela Groenewald (Johannesburg)
Treasurer: Stella Kwizera (Pretoria)
Council members: Tapiwa Chagonda, Sonwabile Mnwana, Pragna Rugunanan, Malehoko Tshoaedi
Ex officio: Irma du Plessis, Marlize Rabe, Tina Uys, Trevor McArthur
Student members: Shelley Lingham, Tumi Malope

2014 - 15

President: Irma du Plessis (Pretoria)
Vice President: Shireen Ally (Wits)
Secretary: Liela Groenewald (Johannesburg)
Treasurer: Charles Puttergill (Pretoria)
Council members: Julio de Sousa, Stella Kwizera, Ian Liebenberg, Sonwabile Mnwana, Ramosotho Mokgadi, Pragna Rugunanan, Nelly Sharpley, Malehoko Tshoaedi
Ex officio: Tina Uys, Marlize Rabe
Student members:Femi Adeagbo (UJ), Gabriel Letswalo (Wits), Boitumelo Maruping (UJ), Tanaka Mugabe (NMMU), Sandla Nomvete (UP)

2013 - 14

President: Irma du Plessis (University of Pretoria)
Vice-President: Shireen Ally (Wits)
Secretary: Philani Moyo (Fort Hare)
Treasurer: Charles Puttergill (Pretoria)
Council members: Julio de Sousa, Stella Kwizera, Ian Liebenberg, Kiran Odhav,
Mariam Seedat-Khan, Babalwa Sishuta
Ex officio: Freek Cronjé, Jay Govender, Liela Groenewald, Marlize Rabe
Student members: Siyabulela Fobosi, Daniel Keakae (NWU), Bridget Ndibongo (UJ),
Tanaka Mugabe (NMMU), Thabang Sefalafala (Wits)

2012 - 13

President:Freek Cronjé(North West University)
Vice-President: Babalwa Sishuta (Rhodes)
Treasurer: Anton Senekal (University of Johannesburg)
Secretary: Zanetta Jansen (Unisa)
Council members: Wilson Akpan, Derik Gelderblom, Jay Govender, Sultan Khan,
Simon Mapadimeng, Philani Moyo, Kiran Odhav, Marlize Rabe, Mariam Seedat, Jantjie Xaba
Ex Officio: Wilson Akpan, Liela Groenewald, GraceKhunou, Marlize Rabe
Student members: Shu’eib Hassen (Stellenbosch)

2011 - 12

President:Freek Cronjé(North West University)
Vice-President: Marlize Rabe (Unisa)
Treasurer: Anton Senekal (University of Johannesburg)
Secretary: Mariam Seedat (University of Johannesburg)
Council members: Wilson Akpan, David Cooper, Marcelle Dawson, Jay Govender, Liela Groenewald, Sultan Khan, Grace Khunou, David Lincoln, Simon Mapadimeng, Philani Moyo, Pragna Rugunanan, Jantjie Xaba
Student members: Sandra Roberts (UJ), Vangile Bingma (UP)

2010 - 11

President:Wilson Akpan(Fort Hare University)
Vice-President: Freek Cronjé(NWU)
Treasurer: Pragna Rugunanan (UJ)
Secretary: Sandra Matatu (RU) (until November 2010), followed by Mariam Seedat (UJ)
Council members:Shireen Ally, Rashid Begg, Vusi Duma, Irma du Plessis, Liela Groenewald, Mpiana Kalula, Sultan Khan, Simon Mapadimeng, Raji Matshedisho, Letitia Smuts, Jantjie Xaba
Student members: Splagna Chikarara, Musawenkosie Mabalela, Lennox Olivier

2009 - 10

President:Wilson Akpan(Fort Hare University)
Vice-President: Freek Cronjé(NWU)
Treasurer: Pragna Rugunanan (UJ)
Secretary: Sandra Matatu (RU)
Council members: Shireen Ally, Claire Ceruti, Freek Cronjé, David Dickinson (until March), Sultan Khan, Raji Matshediso, Charles Puttergill, Babalwa Shishuta, Letitia Smuts
Student members: Kathleen Ebersohn (resigned), Babalwa Magoqwana, Owen Manda, Kelebogile Moeletsi

2008 - 9

President:Simon Mapadimeng(University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Vice-President: Lindy Heineken (SUN)
Treasurer: Tessa Dooms (NWU)
Secretary: Monty Roodt (RU)
Council members: Wilson Akpan, Shireen Ally, Jacklyn Cock, David Cooper, Freek Cronjé, Liela Groenewald, Sultan Khan, Olojide Oloyede, Devan Pillay, Lionel Thaver
Student members: Paul Bigala, Owen Manda, Sandra Matatu

2007 - 8

President:Simon Mapadimeng(University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Vice-President: Peter Alexander (UJ)
Treasurer: Liela Groenewald (UJ)
Secretary: Heidi Prozesky (SUN)
Council members: Wilson Akpan, Shireen Ally, Freek Cronjé, Vusimuzi Duma, Lindy Heineken, Claudia Martinez Mullen, Olojide Oloyede, Monty Roodt, Chupe Serote, Alastair Smart, Johan Zaaiman
Student members: Asanda Benya, Tessa Dooms, Sandra Makwembere, Marius Tredoux

2006 - 7

President:Johan Zaaiman(North West University)
Vice-President: Simon Mapadimeng (UKZN)
Secretary: Alastair Smart (CUT)
Treasurer: Liela Groenewald (UJ)
Council members: Wilson Akpan, Freek Cronjé, Lindy Heineken, Penny Jaffray, Zanetta Jansen, Olajide Oloyede, Lionel Thaver, Jimi Adesina, Owen Crankshaw.
Student members: Musawenkosi Mathibela, Aidan Mosselson.

2005 - 6

President: Jimi Adesina(Rhodes)
Vice-President: Simon Mapadimeng (UKZN)
Secretary: Johan Zaaiman (NWU)
Treasurer: Bridget Kenny (Wits)
Council members: Penny Jaffray, Johann Maree, Lucille Maqubela, Khumisho Moguerane, Devan Pillay, Heidi Prozesky, Dumisani Radebe, Anton Senekal, Dasarath Chetty, Owen Crankshaw, Tina Uys, Ken Jubber, Ari Sitas. Students: Kurai Masenyama, Geoffrey Modisha, Kabelo Ben Monepya, Vicki Scholtz, Nomkhosi Xulu.

2004 - 5

President:Jimi Adesina(Rhodes)
Vice- President: Nhanhla Jordan (WDF)
Secretary: Simon Mapadimeng (UKZN)
Treasurer: Marlize Rabe (Unisa)
Council members: Owen Crankshaw, Nana Kirk, Sakhela Buhlungu, Ari Sitas, Dasarath Chetty, Tina Uys, Michael Neocosmos, Mathiba Phalane, Dumisani Radebe, Susan Ziehl, Engela Pretorious, Johan Zaaiman, Ken Jubber, Ria Smit, Paul Stewart, Penny Jaffray. Students: Seji Bapela, Nomkhosi Xulu, Leon Niemandt, Rudzani Mudau.

2003 - 4

President: Tina Uys(Rand Afrikaans University)
Vice- President: Jimi Adesina (Rhodes)
Secretary: Simon Mapadimeng (UKZN)
Treasurer: Kammila Naidoo (UP)
Council members: Sakhela Buhlungu, Dasarath Chetty, Owen Crankshaw, Zimitri Erasmus, Fred Hendricks, Penny Jaffray, Nhlanhla Jordan, Ken Jubber, Fhulu Nekhwevha, Manthiba Phalane, Engela Pretorius, Marlize Rabe, Hilma Shindondola, Cecilia van Zyl-Schalekamp, Susan Ziehl.
Student members: Prudence Makhura, Prudence Sithole.

2002 - 3

President:Tina Uys(Rand Afrikaans University)
Vice- President: Jimi O Adesina (Rhodes)
Secretary: Nhlanhla Jordan (UniTRA)
Treasurer: Kammila Naidoo (UP)
Council members: Fred Hendricks, Penny Jaffray, Cecilia van Zyl-Schalekamp, Lionel Thaver, Benson Nindi, Ken Jubber, Hilma Shindandola, Lucien van der Walt, Manthiba Phalane, Jerlina Bapela, Marcelle Dawson, Nestor Mijere, JS Mathabatha, TS Phakathi

2001 - 2

President: Fred Hendricks (Rhodes)
Vice- President: Fhulu Nekhwevha (Fort Hare)
Secretary: Jimi Adesina
Treasurer: Tina Uys

2000 - 1

President: Fred Hendricks (Rhodes)
Vice- President: Olajide Oloyede (UWC)
Treasurer: Tina Uys (RAU)
Secretary: Elsa van Huyssteen (Wits)
Council members: Lucien van der Walt (Wits), Lindy Heinecken (Cemis), Chris Bolsmann (RAU), Nhlanhla Jordan (Unitra), BC Nindi (Unin), Lionel Thaver (UWC), Louise Hagemeier (Wits), Debby Bonnin (Natal)
Ex officio: Dasarath Chetty (UDW), past president, Ken Jubber (UCT), Editor: SiT, Louis Molamu (Unisa), organiser of 2001 congress, Carl van Aardt (UP), SGB task team convenor
Student members: Manthiba Phalane (Unin), Lindsey Martin(RAU), Lavinia Africa (UWC), Siyanda Nqcaba (Rhodes), Mashadi Dumelakgosi (Wits)

1999 - 2000

President: Dasarath Chetty
Vice- President: Mandla Makhanya
Secretary: Alastair Smart
Treasurer: Tina Uys
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1998 - 9

President:Dasarath Chetty
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1997 - 8

President: Ari Sitas(University of Natal)
Vice- President: Devan Pillay (University of the Witwatersrand)
Secretary: Elsa van Huyssteen (University of the Witwatersrand)
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1996 - 7

President:Ari Sitas(University of Natal)
Vice- President: Devan Pillay (University of the Witwatersrand)
Secretary: Johann Graaff, Mandla Makhanya
Treasurer: Dasarath Chetty
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1995 - 6

President: Johann Maree(University of Cape Town)
Vice- President: Nombulelo Siqwana-Ndulo
Secretary: Lindy Heinecken (Stellenbosch University)
Treasurer: Cornie Groenewald
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1994 - 5

President:Johann Maree(University of Cape Town)
Vice- President: Fred Hendricks
Secretary: Lindy Heinecken
Treasurer: Cornie Groenewald
Council members: Johann Groenewald, Ashwin Desai, Felicity Glenn, Cheryl Walker, Ari Sitas, Naas Bredenkamp, Nombulelo Siqwana-Ndulo, Windsor Leroke, Jeff Lever, M Maaga

1993 - 4

President:Johann Groenewald(University of Pretoria)
Vice- President: Eddie Webster (University of the Witwatersrand)
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1992

SASA founded at University of the Witwatersrand, 1992
First SASAPresident:Johann Groenewald (University of Pretoria)