About us


Africa English Language Teachers Association (Africa ELTA)

Africa ELTA works to advance the English language teaching (ELT) profession in Africa by supporting teachers to improve their ELT pedagogical and research practices. This is achieved through encouraging and implementing the delivery of quality professional development activities, extending professional networking efforts with national and international associations, and supporting and advocating for the interests of teachers of English to speakers of other languages and learners of English as an additional language or dialect at the national and international level.

                      Africa ELTA Board (2023-2025)

Rethabile Mawela 

President (2024-2025) 

Mahamba Sébastian

 Vice President (2023-2025)

Amira Salama

Past President 


Blessing Epum

Professional Development  Coordinator


Kariman Mohsen

 Membership Coordinator


Chime lzuchukwu Light

 Social Media Coordinator


Irene Maganga



Samir Omara

Publications Coordinator


Abiboulaye DIOUF

Social Media Assistant

(non-voting- by appointment)


Abel Eleojo Ochika

Professional Development Assistant

(non-voting- by appointment)


Abigail Ekango

Associate Editor

(non-voting- by appointment)


Okon Effiong

Founder and Board Advisor

Aymen Elsheikh

Board Advisor

Harry Kuchah Kuchah 

Board Advisor

                                         Strategic Partner