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Sihle Khumalo

Peter Schneider

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Monica Seeber

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Important News

Contemporary Campus Life: Transformation, Manic Managerialism and Academentia

Keyan G. Tomaselli, Contemporary Campus Life: Transformation, Manic Managerialism and Academentia (Cape Town: BestRed, 2021) THIS book is a…

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IAF and FIT LatAm sign Memorandum of Understanding

ADonovan 22nd March 2021 IAF, News We are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of…

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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

Empowering Authors

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.

Educating Authors

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.

Our Vision

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.

Articles and Opinions

Guns and Needles: A Journey into the Heart of South African Sport’s Steroid and Drug Culture

Clinton van der Berg, Guns and Needles: A Journey into the Heart of South African Sport’s Steroid and…

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Out of Quatro: From Exile to Exoneration

Luthando Dyasop, Out of Quatro: From Exile to Exoneration (Cape Town: Kwela, 2021) ONE Saturday afternoon in 1980, Luthando…

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The Poisoners: On South Africa’s Toxic Past, 1973‒2020

Imraan Coovadia, The Poisoners: On South Africa’s Toxic Past, 1973‒2020 (Cape Town: Umuzi, 2021) THE USE of poison as…

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The ANC’s Last Decade: How the Decline of the Party Will Transform South Africa

Ralph Mathekga, The ANC’s Last Decade: How the Decline of the Party will Transform South Africa (Cape Town: Tafelberg,…

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Our Heartfelt Condolences to the Seakhoa Family & le Roux Family

Our deepest condolences to the Seakhoa Family for the passing of Sindiswa Seakhoa a long-time friend of…

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An Historian’s Passage to Africa: An Autobiography

Bill Freund, An Historian’s Passage to Africa: An Autobiography (Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2021) WHAT were the chances of…

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