Academic and Non-Fiction Authors’ Association of South Africa
Welcome to ANFASA
ANFASA recognises that authors have the potential to influence society for the better, as expressed in the United Nations development goals of campaigning to end poverty, protecting the environment and promoting peace and prosperity. Authors played a significant role in the South African struggle for democracy and showed that authors can have power.
ANFASA’s overriding objective is to strengthen the voice of authors in the service of a democratic and egalitarian society
ANFASA was formed as a national association especially for authors of general non-fiction works, textbooks and academic works, but it also welcomes authors of fictional works as members. Many non-fiction authors write fiction as well, and vice versa. Even more importantly, ANFASA’s programmes, and its objectives, apply broadly to all authors. ANFASA is dedicated to defending their intellectual property rights, to promoting their works and to sharing information and offering advice and expertise on writing and publishing. We call this empowering authors, and we are dedicated to this objective.
In the 16 years since it was launched, ANFASA has, among other activities, held workshops on topics such as copyright and contracts and self-publishing; has run a course on biography writing; has organised conferences; has awarded writing grants to over a hundred authors; has advised many authors by e-mail on their publishing contracts; and has lobbied for copyright legislation favourable to authors.
ANFASA’s vision is to be a member-driven association to uphold and enhance the profile and status of authors in South Africa, through advocating for the recognition of their works and protection of their rights, in collaboration and cooperation with other stakeholders in the book value chain such as publishers, booksellers and libraries.
Become A Member
Applies to an ordinary member who pays 10 years membership fees up-front.
R1,500.00 for 10 years
For Registered Undergraduates
R75.00 / year
Associate Membership (For Organisations Only)
Applies to literary groups/writers’ organisations and to non-resident foreign nationals.
R1,500.00 / year
This membership applies to individual South Africans or foreign nationals resident in South Africa.
R200.00 / year