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SA-SAMS Latest Patch: 19.1.0

This version contains new updates that is needed for LURITS alignment,
requested updates, Learner Health etc.
Released on 15 May 2019


Please feel free to contact the Provincial Province or contact the Provincial Province or send us a message
[email protected] or at [email protected] when reporting an error or require more information on SA-SAMS.

Kind Regards
The DBE SA-SAMS team

What is SA-SAMS?

SA School Administration and Management System:

is a robust, actively developed and maintained computer application, specifically designed to meet all School Administration, Management and Governance needs of South African Schools (Public, Specialised, Full-Service and Private). The solution has a strong EMIS focus to assist Schools, PEDs and DBE in record keeping, reporting and statistical analysis, by means of an innovative approach that allows end-users to shape the development of the solution itself. Data is collected on a National basis by means of LURITS (the Learner Unit Record Information and Tracking System), where it can be securely accessed for further analysis (Data Driven Districts) for effective decision-making on various levels.

Why was SA-SAMS developed?

Schools used separate applications in their day-to-day running, e.g. separate Administration Systems for Learners, Curriculum Related Data, Finances, Timetabling, the Library, etc. and an enormous amount of manually prepared reports and lists. This resulted in a continuous, time-consuming, counter-productive cycle of duplication of data into two, or more, separate systems that weren’t speaking to one another. Incompatible systems, regular updates, expensive training, exaggerated licensing fees, as well as development and support costs were frequently prevalent. Thus, SA-SAMS was developed.

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SA-SAMS Latest Patch – 19.0.0

The South African School Administration and Management System (SA-SAMS), is designed for the South African Education Sector and is therefore aligned to education policies in that is release quarterly. This ensures standardised implementation across all provinces and aims to assist schools with their administration and reporting. Specific updates e.g. Curriculum updates...Read More
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What is new on SA-SAMS 18.1.2

The South African School Administration and Management System (SA-SAMS), is designed for the South African Education Sector and is therefore policy based to standardise implementation across all provinces. To keep the system valid and data credible it will be updated quarterly with the latest requirements to assist schools with administration...Read More