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South African Journal of Occupational Therapy

Current Issue

Vol. 53 No. 2 (2023)
Published August 22, 2023


Shelley Louise Barter, Alexandra Jean Williams, Pragashnie Govender, Nonjabulo Ndaba, Gina Rencken
Occupational therapists' acceptance of 3D printing technology in South Africa
Rikki Greenberg, Patricia De Witt, Marica Botha
Occupational therapy services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder on the primary healthcare platform
Lisa-Mari de Klerk, Monia Kramer, Bianca Pieterse, Kirsten Anne Smith, Anri van Tiddens, Anthea Jansen, Omololu Aluko
Empathy and associated influencing factors in occupational therapy students: A cross-sectional study
Thuli Godfrey Mthembu, Whelan Julius, Irvin Thabang Mwadira, Kayla Olvier, Kristen Havenga, Megan Alexander
Decolonial turn of human occupation through the voices of young people regarding occupational legacy
Nonjabulo Ndaba, Nicole van Heerden, Jessica Heaver, Sonali Rambhuron, Fariyah Khan, Busisiwe Shandu, Ilda Ndlovu, Deshini Naidoo, Pragashnie Govender
Experiences of online occupational therapy education during the COVID-19 pandemic at a university in South Africa.
Caraleigh Otto, Pam Joy Gretschel, Elelwani L Ramugondo
Comparing the impact of two occupational therapy interventions on academic learning outcomes for children with Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Ayesha Dawood, Pragashnie Govender, Samantha York, Gina Rencken, Michael Opeoluwa Ogunlana
Integrated knowledge-translation in OTs working with high-risk infants in South Africa: An Explorative Qualitative Inquiry
Fasloen Adams, Daleen Casteleijn
Assessment of Participation in Collective Occupations: Domains and Items
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Welcome to the South African Journal of Occupational Therapy (SAJOT). SAJOT is the official Journal of the Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa (OTASA) and is a leading publication for research into occupational therapy in Africa.

SAJOT is and open access journal and is accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). SAJOT is also available on the EBSCO, SciELO, OTSEARCH, PROQUEST and DNE academic databases.

Publication Frequency: Three issues of the Journal are published per year (in April, August and December).

As Author:

In order to obtain a username and password, send the title page of your submission to the Editor in Chief at Once registered, log on to the website and follow the easy steps to upload your submission and all the required metadata as outlined in the Guidelines to Authors.

As Reviewer:

To register as a reviewer for the SAJOT, send your request plus an abbreviated curriculum vitae highlighting your field(s) of expertise to the Editor in Chief at  Once your application has been approved, you will receive a username and password to access any submissions assigned to you.

The team managing the articles consists of the following members:

Editor in Chief - Blanche Pretorius

Managing Editor - Hester van Biljon

Assistant Editors: Pamela Gretschel, Janine van der Linde

Members of the Editorial  Board  are listed under the tab "About/People"

The articles published in the following editions of SAJOT can be found in pdf format by clicking on the Archives section and clicking on the relevant journal volume:

Vol 40, No 3, 2010; Vol 41, Nos 1 - 3, 2011;  Vol 42, Nos 1-3, 2012; Vol 43, Nos 1-3, 2013; Vol 44,  Nos 1-3, 2014; Vol 45, Nos 1-3, 2015; Vol 46, Nos 1-3, 2016; Vol 47, No3 1-3, 2017, Vol 48 Nos 1 -3, 2018, Vol 49 Nos 1-3 2019, Vol 50 No1 2020, Vol 50 No2, Vol 30 No 3, Vol 51 No 1, Vol 51 No 2, Vol 51 No 3, Vol 51 No 4 (Special Edition).