Established in 1969 and based in Johannesburg, Science Fiction & Fantasy South Africa (SFFSA) is a club for fans of both science fiction and fantasy. Membership benefits include:

Monthly meetings
Annual mini-conventions
An extensive library
Quarterly Probe fanzine
NOVA Short Story
Much much more!

International and country members are more than welcome

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SFFSA is a long running South African Science Fiction &  Fantasy club. We enjoy social gatherings once a month, an extensive library of books for members, an excellent quarterly fanzine, mini conventions, a yearly short story competition and much more.


  • SFFSA will be at ScopeX on Saturday 14 September 2019.
  • Next event: Dinner & Talk, Saturday 21 September 2019
  • Nova 2019 ** NOW OPEN **
  • 50th ANNIVERSARY Commemorative T-Shirts for sale
  • 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS - All the special stuff
  • Latest additions to the library (2019/06/17)
  • Probe 177 now available for download
  • SFFSA Calendar of Events

  • OLDS

  • SFFSA History: new information about our origins
  • Best of SFSA available for purchase
  • 8x10 Art Prints: free (excl. shipping)


  • Date: Saturday, 21st September
  • Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Nexus Hub 21 Harley Street, Ferndale (Google Maps)
  • Speaker: Dezi Lemmerer
  • Topic: Sci-Fi turns into reality?
  • Cost: R10 (members) R20 (non-members)

  • More details here ...
    More events here ...

        ScopeX 2019

        SFFSA will have a stand at ScopeX, the Telescope and Astronomy Expo on the 14th of September. We are looking for people to man the stand during the day. Please click here for for information.

                50TH ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRTS

                We are offering a 50th anniversary commemorative T-Shirt. We will be buying a good quality shirt and it will have printing on the back and the front. This will include the original logo attached. Black shirts with white printing, or white shirts with black printing, will be available.

                Further details here ...

                    Nova Short Story Competition 2019

                    NOW OPEN

                    Nova 2019 is being held during our Golden Anniversary. That makes it special. And we will be doing special things this year.

                    Download an Entry Form, read the rules, and enter now!

                    The results of Nova 2019 will be announced at our AGM to be held on 18 January 2020.

                    The winning story (less than 5000 words) is eligible to be published in Mondi Incantati (Enchanted Worlds), an Italian yearly anthology organised by Riflessi di Luce Lunare (Reflections of Moonlight)

                    If you want to see your artwork here, submit it to us and we will put it up here. Artwork,  articles and letters of comment (LoCs) will be published in Probe

                    Probe Anniversary Edition

                    PROBE 180

                    A taste of things to come!

                    Probe e-zine

                    PROBE 177  now available to download

                     Read more....

                    The Best of SFSA Vol III available for R50.00 including postage (South Africa) or $10.00 international. Email

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