South African Affiliates

Eastern Cape


East London Philatelic Society

Fourth Thursday, every month, Heritage Hall, 1st Floor, Berea Gardens, 70 Jarvis Rd, Berea, East London. 19:00 for 19:30

Pres: David Preston 082 774 2090
Sec: Carlos Da Fonseca 082 334 7603


Port Elizabeth Philatelic Society

First non-holiday Monday, every month; Bible Society House, 31 Cotswold Ave, Cotswold, Port Elizabeth. 19:00

Pres: Francois Friend 082 554 8900
Sec: Rodney Maclachlan 072 619 5409


Free State


Goldfields Philatelic Society

Last Thursday, every month; NG Kerk, Moedergemeente, Odendaalsrus. 19:00

Sec: Annette Harrison 072 562 2682


Orange Free State Philatelic Society

Fourth Friday, every month; Museum of Boer Republics, Memoriam Rd, Bloemfontein. 19:15 (except December)

 Pres: Neil Cronje (RDPSA) 082 800 1432
Sec: Joof van der Merwe 082 824 6350



Sasolburg Philatelic Society

Second Wednesday, every month; Sasolburg Public Library, Civic Centre, Fichardt St, Sasolburg. 14:00 (except July and December).

 Pres: Eddie Pretorius – Passed away 8 August 2020 – RIP
Sec: Pierre Erasmus 083 455 6921




Afrikaanse Filateliese Vereeniging
Sec: Albert de Jong 072 460 4528


Afrikaanse Filatelievereniging van Pretoria

Third Saturday, every month; Dutch Reformed Chruch Hall, Garret Street, Queenswood, Pretoria. 10:00

Pres: Herman van Niekerk 072 446 2501
Sec: Nico Rust 071 380 8027 



East Rand Philatelic Society

Last Saturday, every month; The Victorian Secret, crnr Woburn Av/Russell St, Benoni. 14:00 (except December)

Pres: Jimmy Mitchell – Passed away 30 Sept 2020 – RIP
Sec: Paul Hammerton 082 459 4221
Edenvale Philatelic Society

First Saturday, every month: Thornhill Manor Hall, Thornhill Retirement Village, Modderfontein. 14:00 – 16:00

Pres: Colin Bousfield 082 309 8656
Sec: Laura Bousfield 061 037 6550



Philatelic Society of Johannesburg

Third Wednesday, every month;  Blairgowrie Recreation Centre, Park Lane, Blairgowrie. 19:30 (except December)

Pres: Clive Carr 011 789 6357
Sec: Ray Hackworth 072 316 7308



Postmark and Postal History Society of Southern Africa

For meeting details contact the Secretary Mrs Marge Viljoen

Pres: Ben Jansen 082 990 0176
Sec: Marge Viljoen 082 404 7238
Pretoria Philatelic Society

Country wide exchange book service

Evening meeting: First Monday, every month; Murray House, St Alban’s College, 110 Clearwater Rd, Lynnwood Glen. 19h30

Day meeting: Every Thursday after the first Monday, every month; Philatelic Services, Moreletta street, Silverton. 09:30

Pres: Andre du Plessis 083 399 1755
Sec: Alex Visser (RDPSA) 082 922 2927
Exchange section: John Barry 082 445 9470



Sandton Philatelic Society

First Monday, every month; Blairgowrie Community Centre, Park Lane Avenue (off Susman Av), Blairgowrie. 20:00 (except January)

Pres: Chris Carey 083 662 2150
Sec: Beata Carey


Thematics SA

First Saturday, every month. Greek Orthodox Church Hall, corner Roper St and Lynwood Rd, Brooklyn

Group leader: Helena Snyman 083 990 8953



West Rand Philatelic Society

Third Wednesday, every month; Panorama Tennis Club, Cornelius St, Weltevreden Park. 19:30

Pres: Andries Nel 083 269 9374
Sec: Ian Walker 084 425 2594
Witwatersrand Philatelic Society

Second Wednesday, every month; Country Club, Johannesburg, Napier Rd, Auckland Park. 20:00 (except December when it is the first Wednesday)

Pres: Herbie Schaffler (RDPSA) 082 722 7604
Sec: Nikki Espley-Jones 011 710 6406


Kwa-Zulu Natal


Highway Philatelic Society

Third Saturday, every month; German Club (Musketeers Restaurant), 7 Barham Rd, Westville, Durban. 09:00-11:30.


Pres:  Leigh Hen-Boisen 082 445 1411
Sec:   Bronwen Edwards 031 764 4628


Maritzburg Philatelic Society

Third Monday, every month; St Matthews Anglican Church Parish Hall, 115 Hesketh Dr, Hayfields, Pietermaritzburg. 16:00. The Thematic Group meets on the first Saturday, every month; 26 Maud Ave, Scottsville. 09:00 (except public holidays).


Pres:  Dave Wyllie 082 926 8888
Sec:   Aubrey Bowles 082 316 3308



Philatelic Society of KwaZulu-Natal

Second Saturday, every month; Classic Motor Cycle Clubhouse, 137 Tara Road, The Bluff, Durban. 10:00.


Pres:  Zbigniew Kawecki 082 968 6888
Sec:   Lesley Deg 084 464 7171

Western Cape


Bellville Philatelic Society

Second Wednesday, every month; Bellville Library Auditorium, Charl van Aswegen Rd, Bellville. 19:00

Pres:  Werner Barnard 082 895 6993
Sec:   Reanie de Villiers 082 567 0353
Die Posboom Filatelievereniging, Mosselbaai

Tweede Maandag, elke maand; St Peter’s Kerksaal, Marshstraat, Mosselbaai. 19:00

Pres:  Japie de Vos 082 767 5004
Sec:   Gerrie Conradie 082 952 6700
Fish Hoek Philatelic Society

First Tuesday, every month; The Minor Hall, Civic Centre, Recreation Rd, Fish Hoek. 19h30.

Pres:  Dave Young 082 461 0631
Sec:   Volker Janssen 021 786 1548
George Philatelic Society

Second Thursday, every month; Minor Hall, Presbyterian Church, 8 Caledon Street, George. 19:00.

Pres:  Nic Zerbst (RDPSA) 083 625 5804
Sec:   Rob Sinclair-Black 044 874 6337
Paarlse Filateliste

Tweede Donderdag, elke maand; MBA Boland Building, Concordia St, Paarl. 19:30.

Pres:  Gawie Hugo 083 956 2410
Sec:   Riaan Crafford 082 876 7608
Pinelands Stamp Circle, Cape Town

Last Wednesday, every month; Activities Room, Public Library, Howard Place, Pinelands. 19:30 (except December).

Pres:  Martin Crawford 021 689 5050
Sec:   Marilyn Crawford 021 689 5050
Royal Philatelic Society of Cape Town

Second and fourth Monday, every month; Athenaeum Trust, Mariendahl Rd off Campground Road, Newlands. 20:00.

Pres:  Ida Potgieter 021 790 1811
Sec:   Victor Millard 082 802 8882


Stellenbosch Philatelic Society

Second Tuesday, every month; Le Donjon, Recreation Hall, La Clemence, Webervallei Road, Stellenbosch. 19:00.

Pres:  Niel Matthee 021 906-6500
Sec:   Pieter Maritz 083 289 1825


International Affiliates

Anglo-Boer War Philatelic Society

Meetings as advised in Anglo-Boer War Philatelist; usually in South Africa during Congress week

Chairman: Kevin Darcy
Sec: Nick Harris
SA Representative: Nigel Hosking +27 82 789 5746
Filatelisten Vereeniging Zuidelijk Afrika
Act pres: Johan Diesveld
Act Sec./Editor of newsletter  “Bartolomeu Dias”: Ko Zegerman
Orange Free State Study Circle

Meetings and venue advised in OFS Bulletin

Pres:  Richard Stroud (RDPSA) +44(0)1278 782235
Philatelic Society for Greater South Africa
Contact:  Peter Thy
SA Representative: Dr Uli Bantz 011 766 1495
Rhodesian Study Circle

Holds regular meetings and events across the world

Sec:   Brian Zlotnick 00 44 1274 566607
SA Rep:  Patrick Flanagan (RDPSA) 079 898 3795
South African Collectors’ Society
Contact:  Simon Peetoom
SA Rep: Cedric Roché (RDPSA) 083 456 9167
South West Africa Stamp Study Group
Pres:  Uli Bantz 083 409 6969
Transvaal Study Circle
Pres:  Chris Board
SA Representative: Chris Cordes  084 303 1947



Federation International de Philatelie

The go-to website for organised philately worldwide. You will find everything you need to know about international exhibiting here.

FIP Commission for Postal History

The best website for international thinking about the postal history class. You will find their up-to-date thoughts here.

Founded in 1869, the original collectors’ club. A huge online museum and philatelic archive resource. You can find it here.

The best site for information about the world of philately in the United States. You will find their up-to-date thoughts here.

The Siegel Encyclopedia

Visit the website of Siegel Auction Galleries for their online encyclopedia and auction archive with prices dating back to 1948.

Spink Auction Archives

Like Siegel, a great repository of what’s been bought and sold and paid for over the years. See their archives here.

The Transvaal Study Circle

For expert knowledge and the study of Transvaal philately

Rhodesia Study Circle

For all things to do with the philately of the Rhodesias,

The Royal Philatelic Society of Cape Town

The website of the first stamp club in South Africa. Its members include some of South Africa’s most serious philatelists.

United States Philatelic Classics Society

If you are at all interested in the classic issues of the United States, then there is no better specialised resource than this website.