Membership

Membership Categories

The SAIF has six membership categories:

Full members
These members need to hold a recognised forestry qualification from either a University or a Technikon and have been engaged in forestry for a period of at least three years.

Science members
These members need to be registered with SACNASP (eg full members that hold a science degree or technologists who are registered as certificated natural scientists).

Retired members
This category is open to all people who have retired from the forestry industry.

Student members
Registered students studying towards a forestry degree or diploma
Change of membership: from student to full member one year after obtaining a recognised qualification

Associate members
These members are working in the forestry profession without the required formal qualification but with at least three years of managerial experience in forestry.

Friends of the Institute
These members have a distinct and active interest in forestry and the working of the SAIF (not necessary on a professional level).

Membership category

Benefits

Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science (quarterly)

Monthly newsletter (electronic)

SA Wood and Timber Times magazine (quarterly)

Discount on selected handbooks and publications

Sharing of information between various scientific institutes

Part of Forestry family

Invitations to branch functions (presentations, field days, symposia and other activities)

Full member

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Science member

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Retired member

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Student member

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Associate member

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Friends of the Institute

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Application for Membership

The process of applying for membership requires the submission of an application form signed by a Branch Chair or Branch committee member. The application is then referred to the next council meeting. The candidate is informed by the secretary of the decision in writing. If sucessful, the candidate’s membership is not confirmed until membership fees have been received. Should payment not be received within two months of notification the council may declare the election null and void.

If you would like to become a member of the SAIF, print out the application form, fill it in and get it signed by three members, then forward onto the Secretariat. Any other information with regard to membership, feel free to contact the Secretariat who will forward you the necessary documentation and information.

SAIF Membership Application Form

Membership Fees for 2017 (VAT inclusive)

  • Full members : R765 per annum (Journal included)
  • Retired members : R165 per annum (Journal excluded)
  • Student members : R435 per annum (Journal included)
  • Associate members : R765 per annum (Journal included)
  • Friends of the Institute members : R320 per annum (Journal excluded)
  • International members : R945 per annum (Electronic journal included)
  • Africa members : R820 per annum (Electronic journal included)