Transformation "is an established journal serving as a forum for analysis and debate about South African society in transition, as well as the surrounding region, and the global context that affects southern African developments. Various levels of editorial involvement draw in academics from several South African and international universities." 
"The original team of founder editors were Bill Freund, Gerry Mare and Mike Morris, all of whom had recently taken jobs at the University of Natal in Durban." 
Accessed March 2010: 
- John Daniel (HSRC), Shirley Brooks (University of the Free State), Bill Freund, Gerhard Mare, Lindy Stiebel, Monique Marks, Imraan Valodia (University of KwaZulu-Natal).
- Adam Habib (University of Johannesburg), Keith Breckenridge, Mike Morris, Vishnu Padayachee (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Debbie Posel (University of the Witwatersrand), David Kaplan, Mary Simons (University of Cape Town).
International Associate Editors
- Henry Bernstein, Colin Bundy (University of Oxford), Gillian Hart (University of California, Berkeley), Mahmood Mamdani (Columbia University), Martin Murray (SUNY Binghampton), Dan O'Meara (University de Quebec a Montreal), Terrence Ranger (retired), John Saul (retired), Eiling N. Tjonneland (Christian Michelsen Institute, Norway), Gavin Williams (University of Oxford).