The SAPA National Conference is taking place from Thursday, 12 September to
Saturday, 14 September 2024 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.

12 September 2024


Registration Opens

08:00 - 15:00



Exhibition Opens

16:00 - 17:30

Opening Plenary

18:30 - 20:30

Welcome Cocktail


13 September 2024

09:00 - 11:00


11:00 - 11:30

Refreshment Break & Exhibition

11:00 - 13:00

Parallel Sessions

13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch & Exhibition

14:00 - 15:30

Parallel Sessions

15:30 - 16:00

Refreshment Break & Exhibition

16:00 - 17:00

SAPA Annual General Meeting


Gala Dinner

14 September 2024

09:00 - 11:00


11:00 - 11:30

Refreshment Break & Exhibition

11:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:30

Networking Lunch & Exhibition

14:30 - 16:30

Closing Plenary


Conference Theme:
Unity in Vision, Diversity in Action

The SAPA National Conference is more than an event; it’s a collective commitment to shape the future of education in South Africa. Our theme, “Connecting Through Diversity,” is a celebration of our shared vision and the unique contributions each school leader brings. From the bustling metropolis to the quiet countryside, we all play a crucial role in this journey.

The conference’s main stage will feature:

Keynote Sessions

Be inspired by leaders who have turned challenges into stepping stones for success.

Panel Discussions

Engage with a tapestry of perspectives as diverse panels dissect common issues and unearth practical solutions.

Dive deep into our carefully crafted conference tracks, each one a focused exploration into the facets of leadership that forge strong, resilient schools. Whether it’s integrating cutting-edge technology or building a nurturing school culture, your presence is key in this collective quest for excellence.

Programme Tracks

Track 1: Psycho-Social Support & Wellness

Addressing mental health, stress management, and creating supportive environments for both students and educators.

Track 2: Leadership & Administration

Enhancing leadership skills, ethical decision-making, and effective school management.

Track 3: Digital Skills & Technology Integration

Leveraging technology in education, digital literacy, and online resource management.

Track 4: Infrastructure & Resource Management

Overcoming infrastructural challenges, resource allocation, and creating conducive learning environments.

Call for Speakers:
Enlighten. Engage. Empower.

We are looking for dynamic presentations that offer actionable insights and real-world solutions for school leaders. If you’ve pioneered effective programs, navigated challenges successfully, or implemented innovative educational strategies, your experiences could inspire and equip educational leaders across South Africa.

We invite speakers who can offer practical sessions under one of the following themes: 

Psycho-Social Support & Wellness
Leadership & Administration
Digital Skills & Technology Integration
Infrastructure & Resource Management

Your expertise can inspire and equip educators to shape an inclusive future. Join us in crafting a programme that speaks to the heart of diversity in education. Applications close 31 May 2024.

Terms and Conditions
  • Applications will only be accepted from speakers who can present in person in Johannesburg.
  • All applications will be reviewed by the programme committee. You will be notified by email if your application is successful. All decisions are final.
  • Please note that shortlisted applicants will be required to share a short 3-5-minute video with some insight into their presentation (you can record this on your phone.)

Be Part of SA's Premier Event for Leaders in Education

Register now to secure your seat.