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MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Membership of the Institute shall be awarded by the Council in the following categories:

(1) Members without franchise:

(a) Associate members
(b) Student members

(2) Enfranchised members:

(a) Professional members
(b) Corporate members

 

ADMISSION OF MEMBERS

Membership is considered by the Council as follows:

(a) Associate membership can be awarded to any person who is interested in the activities of the Institute, subscribes to the objectives of the Institute, and/or underwent training, but has not yet fulfilled the minimum requirements of trained members as prescribed by the Council. A member to whom Associate Membership has been granted, may indicate his membership of the Institute by writing “SAIMAS (Associate)” after his name.

(b) Professional membership may be awarded to any person who-

  • meets the examination requirements of the Institute; and/or
  • acquired an applicable 3-year post-school qualification; and
  • is in possession of a qualification equal to the curriculum or equivalent specific subject requirement as determined by the Institute Council.

    On the certificate it is certified that:
  • the holder of the certificate received adequate training and experience in management services techniques;
  • the holder of the certificate is specialized in a specific sub-category i.e. human resources, information technology, industrial management or other acknowledged specialized field.

A member to whom Professional Membership has been granted, may indicate his membership of the Institute by writing “SAIMAS (Professional)” after his/her name.

(c) Student membership can be awarded to any person who is interested in the activities of the Institute, subscribes to the objectives of the Institute, and is a bonafide full time or unemployed student, but has not yet fulfilled the minimum requirements of trained members as prescribed by the Council.

A member to whom Student Membership has been granted, may indicate his membership of the Institute by writing “SAIMAS (Student)” after his name.

(d) Corporate Membership may be awarded in two (2) categories to anybody, firm, institution or government institute who actively promote the objectives of the Institute.

(1) Standard Corporate Membership

Standard Corporate members receive the following benefits: Standard Corporate members are entitled to receive three newsletters/ magazines/journals and copies of any other reading material per issue. Standard Corporate members may send representatives (maximum of three) to the General/Special Annual Meetings of the Institute. Only one representative can vote during these meetings. Standard Corporate members annually receive, after having paid their membership dues, a certificate as proof of their standard corporate membership. Standard Corporate members receive all correspondence to individual members of the Institute. The representatives (maximum of three) of Standard Corporate members are entitled to attend conferences, seminars, workshops and other functions of the Institute, (where applicable) at reduced prices.

(2) Full Corporate Membership

Full Corporate members receive the following benefits: Full Corporate members are entitled to receive the number of newsletters/ magazines/journals and copies of any other reading material per issue they have enrolled individual members for. Full Corporate members may send enrolled individual members to the General/Special Annual Meetings of the Institute. All enrolled individual members can vote during these meetings. Full Corporate members receive, after having enrolled and paid their membership dues, a certificate as proof of their membership. Full Corporate members also receive individual membership certificates and all correspondence as individual members of the Institute. All enrolled individual members of Full Corporate members are entitled to attend conferences, seminars, workshops and other functions of the Institute, (where applicable) at reduced prices.

(e) Veteran Members - For purposes of membership fees a special provision is made for “Veteran Members”. “Veteran members” are deemed to be pensioners. Affected Members must formally apply to be reclassified as “Veteran Members”. Membership fees are calculated at 50% of the membership fees applicable to individual members.