SASA 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.

Changes & Challenges


Committed to the development of a vibrant social science community in Southern Africa.

SARS Journal

The South African Review of Sociology (SARS) is the official journal of the South African Sociological Association. The journal was previously published under the title of The South African Journal of Sociology and subsequently as Society in Transition.

SARS is an accredited journal and is currently abstracted by Sociological Abstracts, South African Studies Abstracts, and Multicultural Education Abstracts. SARS accepts and publishes research articles based on original research, review articles, briefings, and debates. Submissions should be relevant to the South African sociological community.

Up until 2009, the journal was published twice annually by Forum Press. From 2010 onwards, it has been published three times a year by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. The SARS page on the Taylor & Francis website can be accessed at this link. Unisa Press represents the publisher in the Southern African region.

For submissions to SARS, please go to:

Editorial Collective

Prof. Simon Mapadimeng (University of Limpopo)

Prof. Radhamany Sooryamoorthy (University of KwaZulu Natal)

Dr. Zenetta Jansen (University of South Africa)

Dr. Itumeleng Mekoa (North West University)

Dr. Rendani Tshifhumulo (University of Venda)


Before submitting a a paper or proposal, see the following documents from the editorial collective:

SASA members and journal contributors may also be interested in the SARS Charter.