South African Journal of Occupational Therapy

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The South African Journal of Occupational Therapy (SAJOT) is the official Journal of the Occupational therapy Association of South Africa and is a leading publication for research into occupational therapy in Africa. SAJOT publishes and disseminates research articles that contribute to the scientific knowledge of the profession and its outcomes with particular reference to service delivery in Africa. It provides a platform for debate about issues relevant to OT in Africa which will also contribute to the development of the profession worldwide.

This journal provides open access to its content immediately at the time of publication of an edition on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Therefor all articles that are published in SAJOT may be found on this web site (see below) and under the tab “Archives”. They may also be found on the following web sites: SciELO, EBSCOHost, OTDBase, OT Search and ProQuest. In addition articles are preserved via Portico.

Please note that information regarding the Journal’s processing charges can be found under the tab "A guide to submitting an article".

Authors wishing to publish in SAJOT should access the information about publishing in SAJOT by clicking on the tab “A guide to submitting an article” in the above header and reading the Author Guidelines. Before submitting an article, a user name and password must be obtained from the editor. Send the title page of the article to and a password will be issued to you. Follow the submission steps once you have logged on with this user name and password.

The team managing the articles consists of the following members:

Blanche Pretorius - Editor in Chief

Assistant Editors:

     Marjorie Concha

     Dain van der Reyden

     Denise Franszen

     Hester van Biljon

     Janine van der Linde


Members of the Edtorial 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, No 1, 2017

The most recent edition ie Vol 47, No 2,  2017 is to be found below.


Vol 47, No 2 (2017): The South African Journal of Occupational Therapy

Table of Contents

Editorial Comment

Editorial Comment
Blanche Pretorius


Fadzai Razemba, Lizelle Jacobs, Denise Franszen
Madri Engelbrecht, Lana Van Niekerk, Zelda Coetzee, Zerina Hajwani
Marieta Visser, Riette Nel, Tasmia Jansen, Lauren Kinmont, Susanna Terblanché, Jorika van Wyk
Amanda Brackmann, Elelwani Ramugondo, Adrienne Daniels, Fezeka Galeni, Michael Awood, Tessa Hosking
Heila van Wyk, Marianne de Beer
Nico Nortjé, Jo-Celene de Jongh

Opinion Piece

Sabrina Helena Ferigato, Carla Regina Silva, Gerusa Ferreira Lourenco


Marna de Bruyn, Jon Wright

Position Paper

Position statement on rehabilitation
Occupational Therapy Association of OTASA