The Photographic Society of South Africa is the officially recognised Body representing photographers in Southern Africa. PSSA is an autonomous Society and through its affiliations affords members contact with the international affairs of photography.

CREDIT: Kim Stevens

CTPS has a strong relationship with, and is affiliated to, the Photographic Society of South Africa (PSSA), which is the official body representing photographers in Southern Africa.

CTPS member Robert Bell was the second PSSA President (1956-58) and Ted Dickinson (1968) and Roy Johannesson (1973-1975) followed in his footsteps. Frank Reuvers and Francois Roux both joined CTPS after completing two terms as PSSA Presidents while members of other clubs.

Nicol du Toit was elected the PSSA Western Cape Regional Director for four two-year terms before being elected to the PSSA Presidential Team as 2nd Vice President in 2023. Neels Beyers served as PSSA Regional Director for a number of years. The first PSSA newsletter was edited and published by a team from CTPS under leadership of Eric Vertue. 

The PSSA directors manage the hosting of salons, administer the Impala Log competition, award Diamond Ratings and Honours to worthy members. The Society supports clubs by promoting them on the website, with monthly club competitions, by training judges and offering PhotoVaultOnline for image entries. At the annual PSSA Congress photographers from across the country meet each other, learn from expert presenters and Honours recipients and annual competition winners receive their awards. Through international affiliation PSSA offers members the opportunity to gain international distinctions by participating in salons worldwide.

More information about the Society’s activities is available on their website