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.


  • Next meeting: Meeting, 22 September 2018
  • Latest additions to the library
  • Nova 2018 closing soon! Hurry!
  • Probe 174 now available for download
  • SFFSA History: new information about our origins
  • Best of SFSA available for purchase
  • 8x10 Art Prints: free (excl. shipping)


  • Date: Saturday 22 September 2018
  • Time: 5:30PM for 6:00PM
  • Venue: Nexus Hub
  • Speaker: Fred Strydom
  • Topic: The Role of SF in SA
  • Cost: R10 (members) R20 (non-members)

  • Fred is the author of The Raft and The Inside-Out Man. We will watch the next episode of “Counterpoint”.

    Further details and more events here ...

      Nova Short Story Competition 2018

      CLOSING on 30 September

      The Nova Short Story Competition is our annual competition for budding writers of science fiction and fantasy short stories. The competition is open for entry from the beginning of April until the end of September. Winning entries, finalists and selected entries are published in Probe.

      The winning story is also published in Mondi Incantati, an Italian yearly anthology organised by Riflessi di Luce Lunare

      Click here for rules, entry forms and further details

      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 e-zine

      PROBE 174  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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