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 SAJOT does not have submission and processing charges at this time. However this may change in the future and authors are advised to check the web site for any changes to this policy.

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 3 (2017): The South African Journal of Occupational Therapy

Table of Contents

Guest Editorial

Rehabilitation- Strengthening advocacy for change. It's time to act
Elvin Williams, Lebogang Maseko, Helen Buchanan


Ashleigh Hughes, Denise Franzsen, Juliana Freeme
3 - 10
Lisa Wegner, Patricia Struthers, Suraya Mohamed
Claire-Lynn Moller, Thanalutchmy Lingah, Stanford Mandlenkosi Phehlukwayo
Lucia Hess-April, Lynique Dennis,, Nicolette Ganas, Lungelo Phiri, Pumza Phoshoko
Pisak Chinchai, Peanchai Khamwong
32 - 38
Deshini Naidoo, Jacqueline Van Wyk, Firdouza Waggie
Lyndsay Koch, Denise Franzsen


Dain van der Reyden, Sarah Wilson, Beth White
53 - 62

Position Paper

Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa: Position statement on rehabilitation
Occupational Therapy Association of SA OTASA
63 - 64


Guidlines for Publishing in SAJOT
65 - 69
Guide to reviewing an article for SAJOT