Press Cards

Payment of Fees

• Press Cards will not be issued unless prior payment has been received.
• Cheques should be made payable to the PDMSA
• Your payment must accompany your application on form.
• Direct bank transfers to: PDMSA, Standard Bank, Rosebank (004305), account number 002001322 and fax deposit slip through to (010) 219 8621 or email to
• We no longer accept cash payments.

Application form

Please contact for press card applications/forms.


Once the press cards are ready, the Print Media will contact you. You can either collect the card/s or it will be posted at an additional cost.

Good Practice Guidelines

In applying for a press card the applicant automatically accepts, and agree, to adhere to the following:

  • Card holders must at all times conduct their business in an orderly and professional manner
  • Press cards must solely be used for gathering newsworthy items
  • Press cards are not transferable to any third party
  • In the event of such an incident the card will immediately be withdrawn and the relevant parties notified of such withdrawal
  • When an employee in possession of a press card issued by the PDMSA leaves the publication, the card should be returned to PDMSA as soon as possible for cancellation. It is the responsibility of the editor to ensure that staffs relinquish their press cards.
  • If the employee moves to another publication, a new application for a press card must be submitted by that publication along with the relevant fee.
  • PDMSA reserves the right to withdraw, decline or reject the issuing or re-issuing of a press card at its discretion
  • The Association reserves the right to verify applicants contact details and employment to prevent any fraudulent applications.

PDMSA banking details

Name of account: Print Media SA

Name of bank: Standard Bank, Rosebank

Branch number: 004305

Account number: 002001322

PDMSA physical address and contact details

All correspondence relating to press cards should be addressed to Lionel Jeffries.


011 326 4041

410 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall
Burnside Office Park
Building no. 8
1st Floor