• What is SA-SAMS?

    What is SA-SAMS?

    SA-SAMS is a robust, actively developed and maintained computer application, specifically designed to meet all 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?

    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 heaps 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. Incompatible systems, regular updates, expensive training, exaggerated licensing fees, development and support costs were frequently prevalent. Thus, SA-SAMS was developed.

  • Fully Integrated

    Fully Integrated

    SA-SAMS provides Schools with a free, easy to use and fully integrated software solution, containing all aspects of School Administration, Management and Governance requirements, in one package. A Timetabling Assistant (by means of TimeDesign) was integrated to assist Schools with the tedious, time-consuming and complicated task of allocating Educators to Subjects and Classes, seamlessly. The user interface provides easy access to various Modules and is specifically adapted to cater for novice to expert computer users. A button interface and user prompting mechanism is used, as opposed to more complicated and less user-friendly menu-based structures.

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EMIS Directorate

SA-SAMS requests may be addressed to the following members of the EMIS Directorate:

Carinne van der Westhuizen
Project Manager
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012 357 3832

Pauline Ramphele
Helpdesk Support
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012 357 3287

Weziwe Mati
Support Specialist
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012 357 3833

Installing the latest Patch

  1. Download the Patch to your computer.
  2. Run the downloaded file (double-click it).
  3. Make sure that you select the proper directory where SA-SAMS is installed on your computer.
  4. The First-Time Install and subsequent Patch Installations should always be done to:
    C:\Program Files\EdusolSAMS, irrespective of whether you're using a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.
  5. Run SA-SAMS (EdusolSAMS icon on your Windows Desktop or Start Menu).
  6. Log into SA-SAMS with your username and password.
  7. The database file will now be backed-up and updated/patched.
  8. The latest version number should appear at the top of the screen.

Any Problems with Patch Installations:
Contact the appropriate SA-SAMS Provincial Helpdesk (below) or the EMIS Directorate (above).