Welcome to the website of the Economic Society of South Africa

The Society was established in 1925 and is a discussion forum for economists in academic life, government and business. It has a history of membership from Cabinet Ministers, Governors of the Reserve Bank, Chief Executives of Companies, Directors-General of Government Departments, Academic Leaders and prominent Economists.

Become a member

ESSA boasts a large and diverse membership. Individuals or groups within organisations are invited to join the ESSA network and take advantage of its numerous benefits. Please click on the link below to learn more about becoming a member.


2023 Biennial Conference

We are happy to announce that the date and venue for our 2023 Biennial Conference has now been confirmed.

Please note that registration for the conference will open in mid-April, and look out for a detailed Call for Papers which will be issued shortly.

2023 Biennial Conference

ESSA will host its Biennial Conference from the 12th to the 14th September at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria.

This event promises to be an exciting event that will bring economists from all fields together to network and share their knowledge and expertise over 3 days of programming.