The Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) is the primary body for and home of Professional Speakers in Southern Africa. The PSASA and its members enjoy and maintain full membership accreditation to the Global Speakers Federation (GSF).

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1st Quarter 2017 Event Schedule Available Now!

(Please join us at a chapter meeting before making the decision to join the PSASA - we would love to talk to you first about what you are looking for and what we have to offer)

National PSASA Convention 2017 in Cape Town!


The PSASA Annual Convention 2017
will take place from
31 March to 2 April
Cape Town, South Africa
Lagoon Beach Hotel, Cape Town
(The only hotel in Cape Town that is on the beach, and with spectacular views of the world famous Table Mountain).


Costs to attend the 2017 convention
Early Bird Seat: ZAR3950.00 Booked before Jan 23rd 2017
General Seat: ZAR4450.00 Booked before Feb 14th 2017
Full Seat: R4950.00 Booked until March 29th 2017
Precon: R550.00 per person (member) / R950.00 per person (non-member)
Gala Banquet: R550.00 per person

More on this exciting, not to be missed event in the new year. 


• Single R1 600 per person per night, including Breakfast
• Sharing R1 900 per room per night, including Breakfast

Note that convention delegates have to directly book and pay for their accommodation with the venue. You may need to advise the hotel that you are attending the PSASA convention in order to obtain the rates above. The conference accommodation rates of R1600/R1900 are exclusively available to conference delegates attending a conference at the hotel. All other individual guests phoning the hotel will automatically be quoted a BAR (Best available rate) / Rack rate. When booking, please mention you are attending the PSASA conference or quote the following group block code: 1930026 when making a booking. Please contact Tamzyn Leak (021) 528 2097 / [email protected]

Please click here to make your booking.


Cancellation: Please contact the Secretariat - [email protected]
at least 48 hours prior to the event should you wish to cancel.

Durban Chapter Meeting 16 February 2017


PSASA Durban Chapter Meeting
Thursday, 16 February 2017
at The Gateway Hotel, Convention Centre

As this is the month of LOVE, we have an exciting line up of speakers for you. Topics include presence, authentic communication and consciousness connection.  Join us and awaken to more meaningful relationships, and learn how to transfer these concepts to business and life.

Celeste Du Toit – Yes, Paradigm

“Developing Charisma - Conscious Connection”

Celeste will speak around connection (holding space), presence and consciousness of surroundings and state, awakening to relationships and transferring these concepts to business and life.





Grant Gavin - Durban Entrepreneur & Public Speaker

Disguised as a street beggar, proved to be one of the most incredible learning experiences of his life. You will be left in awe, with Grant’s simple lesson in empathy.

A truly powerful message that will challenge your attitude towards giving, will question why you put up barriers and harbor insecurities in your own life and how this prevents you from becoming the best possible version of yourself.



Glenda Slade - Iconverse

"Making sense of Conversation"

Successful communication is based not so much on what you say, but on HOW you say it. Cicely Berry – Voice Coach for the Royal Shakespeare Company in London quotes:

“Our voice is an outward expression of our personality”. 

Glenda will discuss how best we can present ourselves to people so they will, first be able to hear us, and then comprehend what we are saying, and thus contribute to the conversation.

In the spirit of the ‘LOVE Month’
Invite someone with whom you love doing business with!

Join us here:

Venue: The Gateway Hotel, Convention Centre

Date: Thursday, 16 February 2017

Time: 17h30 for 18h00 until 20h30

Cost: Free for first time visitors | R200.00 for non-members (from 2nd visit) Note Special Fee |

R100.00 for spouses - Special fee

The evening includes informative presentations and dinner.

Bring your marketing material and NETWORK.

A cash bar is available.


Please book your seat via our website, here, by 5pm Tuesday, 14 February 2017.

Non-member guests please make payment via EFT and send your proof of payment, as cash is not accepted at the door.

Contact me on 083 264 5036 if you have any queries.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards

Gauteng Chapter Meeting - 9 February 2017

Comedy Legend: Joe Parker

PSASA Gauteng Chapter Evening - Thursday, 9 February 2017

Dear PSASA Members and Friends,

On Thursday evening we will be joined by comedy legend, Joe Parker.  Joe will be sharing insights and stories on the business side of doing comedy. You may have heard of Parker’s Comedy & Jive, the comedy venue at Montecasino in Fourways. Come and join us for a great evening of entertainment and getting a view of the business side of comedy.

About Joe: South African born Comedy legend, Joe Parker, sports a career that spans three decades in the industry. His cheeky defiance of all things politically correct combined with innovative, provocative storytelling, Joe Parker continues to etch himself on the memories of at least three generations of comedy lovers in our country. Joe Parker has worked in London and Melbourne and is one of the few comics to have an episode of Dali Tambo’s hit talk show “People of the South” devoted to him.

PLEASE RSVP soonest for venue setup and catering preparation. 

Date: Thursday, 9 February 2017

Registration: From 18h15

Time: Dinner at 18h30, meeting starts at 19h00

Venue: Hackle Brook Conference Centre, Conrad Drive, Craighall Park, Johannesburg

Fee: Free for PSASA Members and Associates

R140 for Member/Associate partners | R300 per person for visitors

Proof of payment: EFT preferred, please send proof of payment to [email protected]. No credit card facility. Cash will be accepted at the door.

EFT / Bank information:

ABSA Bank Limited

Randburg Branch (Code: 632005)
Transmission Account
Account # 9323685566


Cancellation: Please contact the Secretariat - [email protected]
at least 48 hours prior to the event should you wish to cancel.

Click here to register

Pretoria Chapter Meeting - 15 March 2017

7 Steps to Moving Your Speaking Profession From Good – To Great – To Excellent – To Outstanding – To Unforgettable!

PSASA Pretoria Chapter Meeting Invitation
Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 18:30 – 21:00

Dear Members and Friends,

Join us on Wednesday evening, 15 March 2017, for our third chapter meeting for the year!  Our main speaker for the evening is Dr Brenda Hattingh, who will be sharing with us the 7 Steps to Moving Your Speaking Profession From Good – To Great – To Excellent – To Outstanding – To Unforgettable!

The difference between a poor, bad or even average speaker and a good, great, excellent and outstanding speaker, has nothing to do with your technology, your topic, your clothes, your bookings and/or what you get paid. It has everything to do with the quality of person you are. The quality of your ‘being’ – determines the quality of your ‘doing’ – your speaking.

This presentation outlines 7 steps you can take to move the quality of your speaking content /business from good – to great – to excellent – to outstanding – to unforgettable!

Come and learn how to re-align yourself while boosting your business, the quality of your speaking profession – and your life…

Dr Brenda Hattingh is an international leadership coach, author and inspirational speaker and has a passion for understanding current and future challenges while developing people in authentic leadership and quality living. She specializes in facilitating change and innovation, broadening vision, changing mindsets, instilling visionary thinking while laying a new foundation for a successful future.

As a corporate and leadership coach and qualified business psychologist, she invests her my time in utilizing personal, leader and organizational potential – right down to a DNA level. Her time-tested methods inevitably bring rapid change and growth. She also focusses on utilizing personal power that includes, personal self-coaching while developing the Power Intelligence, New Success DNA and New Leadership DNA of individuals, companies and organizations.

She is committed to the development of a new generation of successful, innovative, inspired, thinkers and leaders. As speaker at events, conferences she brings inspiration and a new vision of the future and – they have fun. Workshops are presented nationally and internationally, and Brenda also lecture at various universities. As author, she has also published various books.

She feels very blessed to have become the CEO of the Centre for Power Intelligence in 2007 and is also deeply grateful for receiving various awards that include the prestigious ‘Professional Business Woman of the Year Award’.

Her hope is to continue all this work while taking hands with others as we lay a new foundation for generations to come.

Contact details:

Email: [email protected]

See Blog:

Date: 15 March 2017

Time: 18:30 – 21:00

Venue: Leriba Hotel and Spa, 245 End Street, Cardinal, Centurion

Latitude: -25.846594444111112

Longitude: 28.178577777111112

Fee: R200 (non-member) and free for members.

Proof of payment: EFT preferred, please send proof of payment to [email protected]. No credit card facility. Cash will be accepted at the door.

Click here to register.

Cape Chapter Meeting - Next meeting 13 February 2017

Details to follow

Online Meetings 15 February 2017

We are pleased to start the new round of online meetings for PSASA in 2017.

We kick off with Helen Nicholson on 15 February.

Master the Art of Networking- discover the secrets of the best connected people!

Helen is well worth listening to. Her experience with networking, insight, encouragement and very practical advice, will result in real world benefit to your speaking career.

About our online meetings:
This meeting is open to all speakers, regardless of whether you are a member of PSASA or not.

There is no fee.

The meeting is held online, on the Zoom platform. A code will be sent to you before the meeting so please RSVP early.

Date and Time: Wednesday, 15 February from 19:00 – 20:00

Book your place here

The PSASA was founded to help its members achieve excellence in their careers as professional speakers.

And, to uphold and maintain the highest standards of professional speaking to the benefit of its members and their clients.

Our members include experts who speak on many topics and in almost all industries.

Our members include:

  • Professional speakers
  • Conference speakers
  • Celebrity speakers
  • Business speakers
  • Keynote speakers
  • Motivational speakers
  • Humourists
  • Trainers
  • Authors

Who should join?

The PSASA is an Association for Professional Speakers (ie paid speakers) who are earning all  or a part of their income from speaking and training to audiences. Read more…


The PSASA has two Types of Members
The minimum qualifying criteria are set out. Read more…


Voices of Experience, a monthly audio CD, features interviews with the masters of the speaking business worldwide. These publications are mailed 10 times per year and are received by all Professional members. Candidate members may access the audio online and may download the magazine in PDF format. Read more …

Application Form

This application must be accompanied by:
1) Applicant’s signature on the Code of Professional Ethics
2) Membership category verification schedule and documents
2) Payment in full of initiation fee

Please complete the form, and type or print all supporting information clearly and submit to the National Administrator on fax number 086 245 7258. View Application Form

Other Forms

These are all the supporting documents to accompany your application. View other forms

Professional Speaker

If you are a Professional Speaker earning part or all of your income from speaking then the PSASA could be for you. Check out the benefits to your speaking business.

Aspiring Speaker

We also cater for aspiring speakers that wish to build a career as a Professional Speaker. Our monthly meetings add a lot of value to aspiring speakers. Learn about the difference between our levels of membership.

Event Planner

If you are looking for a seasoned Professional Speaker that will add serious value to your next convention, click here.