PAPU’s advent arose directly from the successful 30th International Congress of Psychology (ICP 2012), held for the first time on African soil in Cape Town in July 2012, where the the leadership of African psychology announced the Cape Town Declaration. Consultations were held in various parts of the African continent, resulting in unanimous support for the formation of PAPU, which caters for national, category, university, individual, student and elder membership.
A First for Psychology in Africa
The Pan-African Psychology Union (PAPU) and the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA), together with PAPU members in Africa, look forward to welcoming you to the first-ever continental psychology congress from 18 to 21 September 2017 in Durban, South Africa.
PsySSA, formed at the birth of South Africa’s democracy in 1994, is Africa’s largest scientific and professional psychology organisation. PsySSA and its other African partners successfully hosted the 30th International Congress of Psychology in 2012 where PAPU was formed. PAPU was inaugurated in September 2014 after extensive consultations and support from throughout Africa.
South Africa’s 2nd largest city, Durban is the country’s playground, reflecting a rich history and heritage of cultures, cuisine and coastline. Sunny with spring temperatures from 15° to 23°C, you’re certain to enjoy the intellectual and social activities on offer.