Call For Applications

The next round of the grant scheme to benefit authors of scholarly and of general non-fiction works is open.

You could be the recipient of a grant of up to R30 000 to write that very important academic or non-fiction work.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 16 July 2022

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Important News

Open letter to the minister for trade, industry and competition

      What is an author worth? Open letter to the minister for trade, industry and…

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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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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

Too White to be Coloured, Too Coloured to be Black: On the Search for Home and Meaning

Ismail Lagardien, Too White to be Coloured, Too Coloured to be Black: On the Search for Home and…

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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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