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 event: Annual Dinner & Speaker, 16 November 2019
  • Nova 2019 *** NOW CLOSED ***
  • RiLL interviews Gail Jamieson
  • Our AGM will be held on 18 January 2020
  • SFFSA was at ScopeX on Saturday 14 September 2019.
  • 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 16 November 2019
  • Time: 6:30 PM for 7:00 PM
  • Venue: Nexus Hub 21 Harley Street, Ferndale (Google Maps)
  • Speaker: Digby Ricci
  • Topic: The Incredible Shrinking Man
  • Cost: R150 per person

  • Booking needs to be confirmed 10 days in advance. Please let us know as soon as possible if you will be attending.

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      • Date: Saturday, 18th January 2020
      • Time: 2:30 PM for 3:00 PM
      • Venue: Ian and Gail's Home, 30 Gustav Preller Street, Vorna Valley
      • Cost: R10 (members) R20 (non-members)


            An interview with Gail Jamieson (in Italian) was published on their website. An AI-translated version can be found here/

                ScopeX 2019

                SFFSA had a stand at ScopeX, the Telescope and Astronomy Expo on the 14th of September. We thank everyone who helped to man staff the stand during the day. Please read our report back.

                        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 ...

                            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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