Meeting of Junior Sociologists at South African Sociological (SASA) Conference,
Present: Wiebke Keim, Tembeka Ngcebetsha, Chupe Serote
First we talked about what had been going on so far and ensured that the three of us are at the same level of information. Afterwards, the discussion turned mainly around Membership recruitment and administration.
Membership Committee starting its work:
Chupa and Tembeka agreed to take over responsibility for the membership recruitment and administration, together with Florence who could unfortunately not come to the SASA conference due to lack of funding. However, Chupe is in touch with her and Wiebke also spoke with her on the phone. Chupe will contact her when back in
Chupe, Tembeka and
The email address
Concrete measures to boost membership:
Chupe will email the announcement for the creation of JSN to all sociology departments in
Tembeka has circulated a list to all juniors present at the SASA conference to collect their contact details. She will email the list to Chupe who will email them the announcement, the statutes etc.
Contact of Membership recruitment to ISA:
The Membership Committee will administer contact details of new members. New members will need to register with ISA. It was agreed that we should ask Izabela at ISA to:
a) make an entry into the electronic ISA membership form so people can register directly with our network through that form
b) to reduce fees for new members, eventually to register them free of charges for the first two years.
We can congratulate Chupe who got elected into SASA council as well as Simon who is now SASA president!!
For a generational shift in social science research!