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The PFSA’s emblem depict a unique South African feature of early postal history

“Post Office Stones” were discovered on 7 March 1896 while excavations in Strand Street, Cape Town were in progress. The stones tell the story of early Cape history in which letters addressed to, or to be conveyed by, passing ships were place under the rocks. The earliest inscription dated 1618

The logo symbolizes the stone with letter underneath lying on the ground

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As the umbrella body of stamp clubs and philatelic societies, the Philatelic Federation of South Africa (PFSA) is dedicated to the promotion of the hobby, the study of stamps in all its facets and the promotion of the interest of its membership

 

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Honorary Life President

Peter van der Molen RDPSA, FRPSL

 

President

Francois Friend

 

Deputy President

Jannie Hofmeyr

 

Chairperson: Management Committee

Neil Cronje RDPSA

 

Treasurer

Andrew Fischer

 

Chief Operating Officer

André du Plessis

 

Regional Vice-Presidents

 

Region 1: Gauteng and North West Province

Andrew Fischer

 

Region 2: Eastern Gauteng

Colin Bousfield

 

Region 3: Pretoria, Mpumulanga, Limpopo

André du Plessis

 

Region 4: Free State and Northern Cape

Leon Jacobson

 

Region 5: Kwa-Zulu Natal

Dave Wyllie

 

Region 6: Western Cape

Diederik Viljoen

 

Region 7: Eastern Cape

Vernon Mitchell

 

Region 8: Outside Areas

Richard Stroud RDPSA

PORTFOLIOS

 

EXHIBITIONS COMMITTEE

André du Plessis

 

EXPERT COMMITTEE

Michael Wigmore RDPSA

 

FIP/FIAP COMMITTEE

Emil Minnaar RDPSA

 

JUDGING AND ETHICS COMMITTEE

Neil Cronje RDPSA

 

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE

André du Plessis (Acting)

 

SA PHILATELIST EDITORIAL BOARD

Peter van der Molen RDPSA, FRPSL

 

AWARDS CUSTODIAN

Ian Matheson RDPSA

 

YOUTH

Consultant: Jill Redmond RDPSA

 

AWARDS SUB-COMMITTEE

Howard Green RDPSA

 

NEW ISSUES LIAISON

David Wigston

 

SOUTH AFRICAN POST OFFICE LIAISON

Alex Visser RDPSA

 

PHILATELIC SERVICES, SA POST OFFICE

Dineo Poo

 

SOUTH AFRICAN PHILATELIC DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Kenny Napier

 

PRESIDENT: SA PHILATELIC FOUNDATION

Jim Findlay RDPSA

The President of the Philatelic Foundation has observer status at Federation

 

The Philatelic Foundation of Southern Africa

 

There is a quiet force sustaining organised philately in South Africa – a backbone of support for the activities and services provided by the Philatelic Federation of South Africa (PFSA), and its operational committees

 

This backbone is the Philatelic Foundation of Southern Africa, a promotional body that was founded in 1975

 

The PFSA is involved with the day to day wellbeing of the hobby of stamp collecting and is largely funded by the Foundation. Through this capital backing, collectors enjoy a variety of benefits as members of stamp societies

 

How did this come about?

 

At the PFSA’s initiative a three-man delegation (Manfred Weinstein RDPSA, Prof Casper Schutte and Joh Groenewald RDPSA) met with the Minister of Posts and Telegraphs, Marais Viljoen, in Pretoria in November 1973. The delegation suggested that the South African Post Office (SAPO), which profits from philatelic sales, should plough back with a grant to a public-private partnership fund administered by itself and organised philately

 

That historic meeting had other outcomes as well. It led to a grand prix award, the State President’s Trophy, for National Philatelic Exhibitions as well as the Postmaster-General’s Shield for the best South African exhibit

 

At the next years’ exhibition, SAPHIL 1974 in Pretoria, the minister confirmed SAPO’s support and cooperation. The PFSA Executive Committee proposed the forming of a separate non-profit body in January 1975

 

This was approved at the Paarl 1975 Philatelic Congress, with SAPO and the PFSA having equal representation on the new body, The Philatelic Foundation of Southern Africa

 

A grant from SAPO allowed the Philatelic Foundation (Filateliestigting) to get started. Later, funds were augmented by making souvenir sheetlets depicting unaccepted Union of South Africa stamp designs available at national exhibitions.  This was followed by miniature sheets having postal validity but sold at a premium for the Foundation

 

In 1994 the SAPO ceased its support. Foundation adopted a policy of using only part of its annual interest earnings towards the funding of current philatelic activities and re-investing the rest to grow the capital base

 

The fund has grown to the extent that the Foundation could became a major funding partner, jointly with SAPO, of the 2010 Johannesburg International Philatelic Exhibition

 

In recent years SAPO’s involvement has diminished, and the Foundation is managed and run by representatives of the Federation and the stamp collecting fraternity, some of the board members being elected by signatories of the Roll of Honour of Distinguished South African Philatelists

 

On Foundation’s role in South Africa’s Philately the 2018 President Dr Jim Findlay RPDSA, at that year’s National Exhibition, emphasized that the main object of the Foundation is  “To promote in every way whatsoever, including the collection of funds, their administration and application to the furthering of the cultural activity of Philately in South Africa” and affirmed that the Foundation has become the essential backbone for organised stamp collecting in South Africa, which will continue to serve its objectives with prudence and responsibility

PFSA Awards

 

Everyone in philately is potentially eligible for consideration to receive a PFSA award
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Roll of Distinguished Philatelists of South Africa (RDPSA)

 

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PFSA shall keep a Roll of Honour of Distinguished Philatelists of Southern Africa

 

To qualify for election to the Roll a person shall have:

  • Achieved distinction through philatelic research or philatelic writings and publications
  • Service to the PFSA
  • Have made an outstanding contribution to philately and/or philatelic societies

 

The procedure for election by Congress to become a signatory to the Roll shall be as determined in the by-laws

 

Awards are presented at the annual National Stampshow

 

Signatories

Skinner Cup

 

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Congress may award the Skinner Cup (Southern Challenge Cup) to a person who shall be considered to have done outstanding meritorious work for philately in South Africa, being in respect of work on a wider than regional level

 

The Cup shall be awarded to any person only once

 

The procedure for deciding on the award of the Cup shall be as determined in the By-laws

 

 

Manfred Weinstein Memorial Medallion

 

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The Medallion shall be given for philatelic achievement involving study and primary research and willingness to disseminate knowledge

 

A person may be awarded the Medallion once only and the award need not be made annually

 

 

 

 

 

J H Harvey Pirie Memorial Award

 

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The Award may be made annually to a philatelist resident anywhere in the world whose contribution to Southern African philately complies with either of the following:

 

  • The publication of an outstanding work on the philately of South Africa within a period of three (3) years of the date of award, or
  • Publication in any philatelic journal of the result of outstanding original research on any aspect of Southern African philately within the same period as in (a) above

 

The Management Committee will determine the format of the award

 

 

 

 

W E Lea Cup

 

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This floating Trophy may be made annually for:

 

  • Publication of an outstanding philatelic work not otherwise rewarded by Federation, or
  • Southern African philately over a period of years not otherwise rewarded by Federation, or
  • In the event that the award is not made under (a) or (b) above, the Cup shall be made available to the Jury of the competitive philatelic exhibition held in conjunction with Congress for the collection showing the greatest philatelic knowledge and/or research, if no other award is available in the category

 

The Cup may be awarded to the same person on more than one occasion, provided that each time it is awarded for a different achievement

 

PFSA may withhold the Cup under this section if a high enough standard is not attained

Federation Plaque

 

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Awarded in recognition of outstanding services to philately over a long period of time

 

This award of honor need not be given annually and may not be awarded to a person more than once

 

More than one award may be made each year

Congress Award Certificate

 

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These may be awarded for:

  • Articles published in The SA Philatelist
  • Regular contributions to The SA Philatelist
  • Papers read at Congress
  • Slide lectures or other A-V programmes and
  • Exemplary services to philately at regional level

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