Participants in the South African VC may soon be wondering what the new groups are that are being talked about by SAVA members. Are they secretive groups, up to dodginess and mystery? Are they involved in *insert scary music here* ‘the occult’? Does “B.Y.O.B” on the group event invitations stand for “Bring Your Own Body”? Oh goodness, no! Anyway, this article will explain EXACTLY what these new groups are about, without any kind of subterfuge or attempt to mislead, for your information and for your peace of mind. Continue reading
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It has been announced to SAVA members that as of this past Thursday, all members of the Shadow Senate will hold portfolios which allocate to them clearly defined responsibilities connected to the running of the SAVA. This move is seen as a step forward in the development of our organization and its leadership skills, as well as for the growth of the community in this region. Continue reading
During the month of February, the SAVA held it’s first new members selection for 2014 and added 4 new members to its number. We decided it was time to post their introductions. Continue reading
As some of our long term participants may recall, the High Council system of the SAVA was disbanded roughly a year ago. When it went, it took with it the system of Magisters and Secundi that had been in place from the very founding of the SAVA. Ours has been a young community, and we had several important lessons to learn. It is said that when you do nothing, you make less mistakes – and in all honesty, we have made our fair share, so doing nothing is certainly not something we can be accused of. Change has again come to the SAVA, with the formation of a new body designed to replace the old High Council system, heralding opportunity for growth and development of our community and its culture.
A pretty lady in a pretty dress stands on a balcony, wind blows the hair from her neck, and down swoops a vampire and bites her… Ya. Continue reading
Since January 2013, the South African Vampyre Alliance adopted a polling system to select new members from the community, nominated by current members, and then debated and voted on internally before extending invitations to these candidates. The SAVA recently welcomed several such new members, and they have been asked to prepare short articles on their experiences and thoughts on being Vampyres, being part of the Vampyre Community and on entering the SAVA. In this article, we hear the thoughts of Scarlet Storm. Continue reading