African Journal in Education & Transformation (AJET)

ISSN No: 2788-6379


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At its 1st Annual General Meeting held on the 27th May 2017 in Pretoria, the Higher Education Transformation Network took a resolution to register its research journal namely the African Journal in Education and Transformation (AJET), as a fully accredited research journal with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

The African Journal in Education and Transformation offers graduate scholars the opportunity to participate in research output to address the shift from elite to mass participation in higher education and emerging opportunities that make higher education more responsive to competing demands of SA society.

The strategic link between access to higher education, poverty eradication, social mobility, economic competitiveness and social justice, as well as increased labour productivity has long been established.

The Journal avails a platform for novice and experienced Researchers to journal detailed accounts of specific research projects. Articles will be gathered from an extensive community of graduate Researchers. The ultimate objective is to encourage graduate Researchers to attain professional ratings by the National Research Foundation (NRF).
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Editorial Policy

The African Journal in Education and Transformation is a bi-annual journal published by the Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN). In line with the objectives of the Higher Education Transformation Network, the African Journal in Education and Transformation (AJET) intends to offer graduate scholars the opportunity to participate in peer reviewed research output and to avail a platform for novice and experienced graduate Researchers to publish as well as attain professional ratings by the National Research Foundation (NRF).

The Journal publishes peer-reviewed articles, review articles, case studies, exemplar profiles, viewpoints and research results from practitioners of all grades and professions, academics and other specialists on the broad spectrum of functional areas.

All manuscripts are circulated anonymously to specialist referees for evaluation. Reports from referees may be made available to authors but the names of the referees will be withheld. On the basis of the referees `reports, content and other deficiencies, the Editor reserves the right to make minor alterations or to reject any manuscript.

Copyright of articles published in the Journal vests in the Journal and may not be published or reproduced in any form without the prior consent of the Editor in Chief and/ or alternatively by the Board of the Higher Education Transformation Network.

Envisaged Empirical Output

Research Articles:

Research articles include 15-25 page manuscripts (4,000 - 7,000 words) that are theoretical or empirical in nature. Research articles are to be well grounded in the relevant literature and present knowledge, methods, and insights relevant to pedagogy and transformation of the professions

Instructional Articles:

Instructional articles are 5-15 page manuscripts (1,500 - 4,000 words) designed to explain and clarify innovative higher education teaching methods. Instructional articles, while grounded in the literature on relevant pedagogy, focus on the explanation of tentative, emerging, or alternative teaching methodologies, rather than the strict reporting of empirical data.

Review Articles:

Review articles are 3-5 page manuscripts (1,000 - 1,500 words) that include commentaries and evaluations of recently published works - books, articles, or web sites - related to specified functional area.

Major Papers

Major Papers (5000-6000 words) should include original work of a research or developmental nature and/or proposed new methods or ideas which are clearly and thoroughly presented and argued. Shorter items (1,000 to 2,500 words) include: Reports of research in progress; Reflections on the research process; Research evaluations of funded projects.

Warning: infringement of copyright exposes offenders to criminal proceedings that could result in civil actions and/or a fine/imprisonment and a criminal record. Therefore, authors are advised to acknowledge the origin of any content in an article or other contribution obtained from another source.

Reprints of articles can be obtained from the Editor on the payment of a prescribed Fee.

Opinions expressed in the Journal are, however, those of the individual authors, and are not necessarily subscribed to by the Editor or Editorial Committee.

Authors are required to pay a fee of R500-00 per page for any article or research results printed in the Journal. Payment is due on receiving confirmation from the Editor that a contribution is to be published in a particular issue of the Journal. Authors should consult their respective faculties or employer to establish the responsibility for the payment. An article will only be published once payment has been received.

Payment should be made directly to the African Journal in Education and Transformation (AJET). Proof of payment must also be submitted to the Editor to avoid any possible delay in the publication of a contribution.

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Manuscript Specifications

Except in special cases where prior permission has been obtained, articles should not exceed 6000 words. Prospective contributors are specifically requested to ensure that the language and technical aspects of their contributions are of high standard. THREE identical electronic copies of manuscript, typed in 1.5 line spacing, 12pt Arial font should be submitted. Each manuscript should be accompanied by an English Abstract of up to 200 words.

Since manuscripts are circulated anonymously for evaluation, the name and affiliation of the author(s) should appear on the separate page. If the manuscript is accepted, a computer disk with the text, preferably in MS Word must be sent to the Editor, unless the Chief Editor grants special permission in exceptional instances.

All manuscripts must be accompanied by a covering letter in which the author(s) state(s) that the manuscript has not been submitted or will not be submitted or published or is not being published elsewhere in any form unless rejected by the Editor of the African Journal in Education and Transformation (AJET).

Journal Focus Areas:-

• Education • Social Sciences • Management Sciences • Economics • Law • Built Environment

You will need to indicate your intention to submit your full paper by email to the Editor with the title of the paper, authors, and abstract. The full manuscript should be emailed to the Editor by the deadline indicated below.

Authoring guidelines will be mailed to you after we receive your letter of intent.
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Volume 1, Edition 2, November 2021

Edition 2 Theme: “Social Justice and Transformation in Education in the post-COVID 19 Era”


• Submission of Abstracts: 31 July 2021

• Submission of Full Papers: 30 September 2021

• Notification of Acceptance / Rejection: 1 November 2021

• Revised Manuscript due: 8 November 2021

• Publication date: 30 November 2021

All research submissions by email to:-

The Editor in Chief

African Journal in Higher Education & Transformation

Republic of South Africa


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Journal Editorial Advisory Board

The Editorial Advisory Board operates under the mandate of the Director of Research and Editor in Chief.

The role of the Editorial Advisory Board is:-

• To review submitted manuscripts submitted by Researchers on a voluntary in line with their expertise and specialist functional area

• Act as Panel of 1st line peer reviewers to review submitted manuscripts and recommend referees to the Journal

• Advise on Journal policy and scope in line with the mandate of the Editorial Advisory Committee

• Recommend high quality papers for publication & call for papers from acquantances

• Work with the Editor in Chief to ensure ongoing development of the Journal

• Work with the Editor in Chief to promote the Journal at relevant Conferences and other public events if necessary

• Attract new and established authors and article submissions

• Submit some of their own work for consideration, ensuring that they adhere to conflict of Interest rules and stating their relationship to the Journal.

Membership of the Editorial Advisory Board is by invitation as approved by the elected Board of the Network.

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Editorial Advisory Board Members:-

Prof Thidziambi Sylvia Tshivhase-Phendla
PhD (Michigan State University); M.Ed (UJ), FDE (UJ); B.Ed (Wits) ; BA. Ed (Univen) HELM (Wits); Editor in Chief

Prof Peter Lebusa Bogopane
PhD (NWU); MPA (TSU, Texas); BPA (Hon) (NWU); BPA (NWU)

Dr Kiran Odhav
PhD (NWU); MA (Essex, UK); BA. Soc (Hons) (UND);BA. Soc (Wits)

Matodzi Michelle Amisi
MA(Wits); BA Psych(Hons)(Wits); BA Psych(Wits)

Dr. Mgwebi Lavin Snail
D.Phil(Bayreuth); MA(Bayreuth); BA(Hons)(Fort Hare); BA(Fort Hare)

Mothepane Ledicia Seolonyane
MBA (NWU); PGDM (NWU); ND. Fin Man (Taletso TVET)

Litshani David Matsheketsheke
M.Comm (Wits); MBA (Liverpool); B.Comm (Univen); EDP (Wits)

Prof Zacheus Sethulego Matebesi
PhD (Sociology, UFS); MA (Sociology, UFS); BA (Hons) (UFS); BA (UFS)

Dr Seboka Kopung
PhD (NWU); MBA(Thames Valley); B.Ed (Hons) (NWU); B.Sc. Ed (NWU); B Min (CFCI), B Min(Hons) (TICU), GDE (Civil)(Wits)

Dr Reginald Legoabe

Goitsemodimo Abel Molocwa
M.Comm (NWU); B.Comm (Hons)(NWU); B.Comm (NWU)

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Volume 1, Edition 1 (Special Edition), February 2021

Barriers that Constrain Municipal Infrastructure Service Delivery & Professionalization of Civil Engineers in the South African Local Government Sector

Local Municipalities, Civil engineering, Municipal Service Delivery, Institutional Theory, Structuration Theory, Infrastructure Asset Management; Professionalization, Job satisfaction, Odds ratio

RS Legoabe

Pages 5 - 19

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COVID 19 accelerating workplace restructuring and remote working strategies

COVID 19, 4th Industrial Revolution, Digital economy, Remote Work Strategies

A Mafaesa

Pages 20 - 23

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Metaphors of leadership, metaphors of hope ...…: Life stories of Black women leaders in South Africa

Leadership, Feminism, Narratives, Teamwork, Hope, Change

TS Phendla

Pages 24 - 30

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Evaluating the Transfer of Learning: A Case Study of a South African Retail Bank

Adult Education, Applied Learning, Collaborative Learning, Learning Impact

I Bhagaloo; K Govender

Pages 31 - 40

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Investigating if employees can achieve expected performance standards and how they minimise operational risks while telecommuting at a Company in Midrand, Johannesburg

COVID-19, 4th Industrial Revolution, digital economy, Remote Work Strategies

I Naidoo; RS Legoabe

Pages 41 - 54

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