Payment Options

Payment of registration fees, exhibition fees or sponsorships can be done in the following three ways*:

*if you wish to pay in South African Rands please send a request for an invoice in Rands by writing to with the details of your registration/exhibition/sponsorship. 

  1. Card or Paypal: Registration fees along with any additional tickets (e.g. accompanying persons, gala dinner, etc.) can be conveniently paid at the time of registration (this system includes debit/credit card payments in Euro only).
    You can also go back to your dashboard  at any time and complete the payment via card or Paypal:
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  2. Bank deposit: Any payment (Registration/Exhibition/Sponsorship) can be made directly to the conference bank account via EFT (i.e. bank transfer). Please use your invoice number as payment reference and send the confirmation of payment to, so we can track your payment.
    Learn more about our bank (First National Bank)
    Learn more about the account holder, the African Astronomical Society**

    Bank Account details:
    First National Bank (South Africa)
    Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
    Account Number: 63079342506

  3. Payfast (ZAR only): Any payment (Registration/Exhibition/Sponsorship) can be made via Payfast (in South African Rands ZAR only):
    • Payfast is one of the largest payment gateways in South Africa that accepts debit/credit cards, QR code payments, instant EFT, etc. To pay using Payfast, enter the amount in ZAR and click on Pay Now to be redirected to the secure payment site. Note: whenever asked, please use the same email address that you used for the conference and send the confirmation of payment to, so we can track your payment. Please use your invoice number as payment reference.
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**The African Astronomical Society (AfAS) is a pan-African professional society of astronomers registered in South Africa as a non-profit company Registration Number: 2020/223188/08.  AfAS is based at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), which is a business unit of the National Research Foundation (NRF), and manages key parts of the IAU General Assembly through an agreement with the official host organisation, the National Research Foundation.