A poll conducted by the SA Vampyre Academy between August and September this year has indicated that the religious identity apparently most popular with SA VC folk is Paganism, which took a clean 50% of the response group. Within that group, 21.43% belongs to Wicca alone, also making Wicca the single largest religious presence within the SA VC.
Still holding on to second place, Christianity is the next most popular religious identity group within the SA VC, which took 22.73% of the total response group. Continue reading
Following Lunah Valur Eir’s shock resignation from House Valur and from her position as Praetor to the Regent of the SAVA some weeks after announcing the closure of Coven d’Eir, a new successor has been appointed to the position of Praetor.
Seraphim Valur Nereza, also of the late Coven d’Eir and previously serving as Secretary to the Regency, today assumed the role of Praetor.
Another housemate of the erstwhile Coven d’Eir, Dagan Valur Nightalon, has assumed the role of Secretary to the Regency.
The Regency of the SAVA now consists of Octarine Valur (Regent), Kay Valur Vakir (Praetor), Seraphim Valur Nereza (Praetor) and Dagan Valur Nightalon (Secretary).
Congratulations to the new appointments!
Due to inactivity, the social Orders formed last year as committees to address social functions within the SAVA have been nullified. SAVA members will be encouraged to participate in group activities or projects on an ‘as needed’ basis.
[It is my honor and pleasure to share this here – Val]
As of today, members of the esteemed House Valur will act as one family within the Vampyre Community.
In what is hoped to be the first example of its kind in the South African Vampyre Community, the House membership will consolidate its VC-related assets into one grouping, creating something not unlike a conventional family structure, and harking also after similar House/Coven structures abroad. Continue reading
Internal SAVA elections were completed this past week to select Senators for the SAVA Shadow Senate in accordance with the parameters set by our Membership Mandate. Continue reading
With each new year, SAVA continues to change and grow from strength to strength. Starting the new year off with a bang, we can see that 2015 will be no different!
Among the changes already apparent very early in 2015, we see a resignation and several promotions, and the likely announcement of imminent Senatorial elections. Continue reading
The SAVA today made a statement in reaction to the Sowetan article published on Saturday October 4, “Satanists call for rights – Groups want to work in schools” in which the newspaper claimed “Sowetan understands that the groups who go by the names of Pagans and Vampires also approached the previous MEC for education Barbara Creecy with the same request”.
“At no time did the SA Vampyre Alliance (SAVA) contact the MEC for Eduction, Barbara Creecy, or the Sowetan with the intent of “working in schools”. Continue reading