The purpose of the South African Vampyre Academy is  to support the Vampyre Community by means of gathering all relevant information on the vampyric condition and also about the Vampyre Community and subculture in all its forms by presenting it in a manner which can be used to educate.


The focus of our educational efforts is primarily on the members of the emerging South African Vampyre Community, although some of our efforts are aimed at improving the external perception of the VC – which, sad to say, is largely brought down by the efforts of activists in religious fundamentalism, and those working against the Constitutionally guaranteed rights to privacy, anonymity, and of freedom of association, belief and expression.

The Vampyre subculture tends to be the target of those who employ misinformation and disinformation by spreading false information about Vampyres and the VC, exaggeration, mis-association, stereotyping, outright lies, and manufactured “news” – all of which serves as propaganda to perpetuate suspicion, fear and hostility for the Vampyre Community.

Ignorance – on the part of those outside the VC, the people who don’t know what Vampyres are, or what the Vampyre culture is about, and who are duped by propaganda and disinformation – is the biggest obstacle faced by this sub-culture today.

Affiliated Sites & Resources:

As part of our vision, the SA Vampyre Academy supports the following projects and sub:

The South African Vampyre Culture Center

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This resource was founded as a subsidiary website of the SA Vampyre Academy in order to be an open and public reference to South African Vampyre culture, and features numerous lexicons of names, terms and jargon used within the community, and a comprehensive breakdown of the basics of Vampyre nature, culture, and history.

The SA Vampyre Community page on Facebook.

The Vampyre History Project


This is a broad chronology of Vampyre and Vampyre-related events in history, collected from a variety of sources IRL and via net-trawls online in order to compile as complete a reference guide as possible and to present it for general public use. This is, without argument, the most complete and detailed free-access publicly visible Vampyre history on the Web! (We know – we’ve looked.) Once hosted as a standalone web resource, the “Secret History of the Vampyre” is now hosted on the SA Vampyre Academy’s own website.

Vampyre Bytes


Vampyre Bytes  (also a subsidiary project of the SA Vampyre Academy) is an outlet for South African fiction and creativity created by members of the South African Vampyre Community. Although this material and these contributions do not HAVE to be vampcentric, it is preferable. Items are posted on this site under the Creative Commons License and copyright remains with the authors.