NEW LITERARY VOICES

ANFASA recently invited writers in South African indigenous languages to join an exciting project aimed at writing and publishing their works. If you participated and submitted your manuscript, good luck to you. Winners will be chosen and announced from our pool of applicants.

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WATCH OUR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FOR 2022

The Chairman and members of the ANFASA Board held the 2022 Virtual Annual General Meeting on  

08 September 2022
10:00 am
Virtually on Zoom

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ANFASA PRESENTS A VIDEO SELF-PUBLISHING COURSE IN 9 LECTURES EXCLUSIVE TO OUR MEMBERS

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ANFASA has partnered with Wits University Press to deliver to you a concise guide on how to turn your PhD thesis into a book you can publish.

ANFASA has a New Home

Our New Physical Address is:

Suite B, Building 1
Waverley Office Park

15 Forest Road
Bramley
Johannesburg
2090

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

2022 Copyright Amendment Bill (CAB) – Implications for Creative industries Masterplan/ Universities

The article in Communicare and the three rejoinders on the CAB (see below) will be of interest….

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Copyright Amendment Bill & South African universities

The 2022 Copyright Amendment Bill: Implications for the South African universities’ research economy Statement issued by Communicare…

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The Enemy Within: How the ANC Lost the Battle against Corruption

Mpumelelo Mkhabela, The Enemy Within: How the ANC Lost the Battle against Corruption (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2022) YET another…

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Our Poisoned Land: Living in the Shadows of Zuma’s Keepers

Jacques Pauw, Our Poisoned Land: Living in the Shadows of Zuma’s Keepers (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2022)   CRIMINALITY in…

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Black Beach: 491 Days in one of Africa’s Most Brutal Prisons

Daniel Janse van Rensburg with Tracey Pharoah, Black Beach: 491 Days in one of Africa’s Most Brutal Prisons (Cape…

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The Price of Mercy: A Fight for the Right to Die with Dignity

Shaun Davison, The Price of Mercy: A Fight for the Right to Die with Dignity (Cape Town: Melinda Ferguson…

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