Shoni Colour KWe are all deeply saddened by the death of the son of one of our most active members Shoni Khangala. Who could forget his performance at the recent convention but alas since then his son has passed away. I am sure you will join me in expressing our condolences to Shoni and his family.

Richard Mulvey


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).

Join us as a guest at our next chapter meeting

(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)

Cape Chapter Meeting - 13 June 2016

Our guest speaker at this month’s meeting is Liezel van der Westhuizen.

As only the second woman in the world to present Idols, Liezel has become the familiar face on the popular reality show in season five and six, and continues to impress with her current task of presenting SABC3’s new daily breakfast show – Expresso – as well as her weekly radio show – the Sunday Sundowner – on 94.5 KFM in Cape Town.

Liezel has a Master’s Degree in Communication Management from the University of Pretoria and since 2000 has been a member of Toastmaster’s International, receiving her Advanced Toastmaster Bronze certificate in 2005. She also holds a degree in Human Resources Management and holds both a Honours and Masters degree in Communications Management and is now working towards a PhD in Communication Management as well as attending Xhosa lessons.

Liezel is going to share with us some of her experiences in radio and TV, and offer some insights into how speakers can get noticed in the media.

Meeting Details

Venue: Royal Cape Golf Club
174 Ottery Rd Service Rd, Wynberg, Cape Town

Time: 18:00 for 18:30
Date: 19 May 2016
Cash Bar available - Dinner Included

Cost: Free to all paid up PSASA members, R300 for guests and R120 for member spouses (First Time Visitors attend free of charge).

Book your seat via our administrator, Simone: [email protected] or book your seat online by clicking here.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Jason Sandler
PSASA Cape Chapter President 2016/17

Gauteng Chapter Meeting - 9 June 2016



Tomorrow’s Speaker Today:
How to future-proof your speaking career

Next week Thursday evening we have another exciting and not-to-be-missed chapter meeting!  We’ll be focusing on an important concept for every speaker: how to future-proof your speaking career.  Your presenter, award-winning author and futurist, Graeme Codrington, will be presenting insights into the future of work and how this will affect the speaking industry. He will provide practical tips and advice to assist professional speakers remain continually relevant in a fast-changing world. Come ready for a challenge, a touch of fun and some interaction with your fellow speakers on this vital topic.

About Graeme Codrington

Graeme Codrington is an expert on the future of work. He is a researcher, author, futurist, presenter and board advisor working across multiple industries and sectors. He has a particular interest in disruptive forces changing how people live, work, interact and connect with each other. He has written five books, including the award winning, “Mind the Gap” and “Future-Proof Your Child”, published by Penguin. His latest book is “Leading in a Changing World”, published in July 2015. Graeme writes regularly for numerous blogs, magazines and journals, and is regularly called upon for comment by the media around the world.

Meeting Details

Venue: Hacklebrooke Conference Centre, Cnr Conrad Drive and Jan Smuts Avenue, Hyde Park
Date: 9 June 2016
Chapter meeting time: 18h30

Cost: Free to all paid up PSASA members, R300 for guests and R120 for spouses of members.

Bookings can be done online by clicking here. or by sending and email to our Administrator, Simone – [email protected]

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Kind regards

Adele du Rand
PSASA Gauteng Chapter President 2015-17

KZN Chapter Meeting - 19 May 2016

 'PSASA Convention and YOU '

Hi KZN Member

I trust this mail finds you well.

Roger and Claire returned from our national convention saying this was one of the best! Roger says, “…if not the best, out of the eleven I’ve attended!”

This meeting is for members only as we are getting feedback of all the highlights and the main learning points of each of the speakers who presented at the convention.

We will also discuss what YOU expect from PSASA this coming year!

Please give it some thought so that you can participate in this conversation.



Venue:           The Gateway Hotel, Convention Centre

Date:               Thursday, 21 April 2016

Time:              17h30 for 18h00 until 20h30

Cost:               Free for PSASA Members
R 120.00 for spouses
R 300.00 for non-members
This evening includes informative presentations and dinner.
Bring your marketing material and NETWORK.
A cash bar is available.

Please book your seat online  or via our Administrator, Simone at
[email protected]

Please make payment via EFT and send your proof of payment to Simone, as cash is not accepted at the door.

Extend this invite to an aspiring speaker or a professional speaker, wanting to take their bookings to a new level.

I look forward to an exciting meeting and to seeing you and your guest there!

Kind regards


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 

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.

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Find out how to join the PSASA

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

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