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SAIIA runs a membership programme, providing members with a portfolio of services in return for their financial support. Our membership base comprises a wide range of private sector companies, diplomatic missions, institutions, students and individuals who have an interest in international affairs.

Our membership package includes monthly electronic updates on the research produced by the Institute, as well as regular email briefings on topical issues by our Chief Executive, Elizabeth Sidiropoulos. Members receive invitations to selected research dissemination events and public events, providing a wonderful opportunity to interact with a wide range of expert speakers, representatives from civil society, government, students and individual members. Members are welcome to interact with our research team for informal topic discussions and have access to our Library of International Affairs at our head office on the Wits University campus.  

The entry point for membership is a basic package of benefits which gives a wide-angle view on the outputs produced by SAIIA, including:

  • Monthly electronic updates and summaries of the research produced by SAIIA
  • Access to Library of International Affairs
  • Access to research team for informal discussions
  • Invitations to research dissemination events

A range of additional services are provided to certain membership categories and the annual membership fee is structured accordingly.

Over and above the basic membership benefits, SAIIA welcomes the opportunity to assess your membership needs to enable you to fully benefit from our expertise in the areas of international affairs, foreign policy, governance of African countries, economic diplomacy and governance of Africa’s natural resources.

Please contact our Membership team on membership@saiia.org.za or call us on 011 339 2021.


BRANCHES

SAIIA has active branches in the Western Cape (Cape Town), Pietermaritzburg and East London. These branches are run by volunteer committees who organise speakers’ meetings and other local events.

  • SAIIA Western Cape Branch

Download: pdf SAIIA Western Cape Branch Membership application form 2017-2018
(236 KB)

  • SAIIA Pietermaritzburg Branch
    Please contact our Membership team on membership@saiia.org.za or call us on 011 339 2021.

  • SAIIA East London Branch
    Please contact our Membership team on membership@saiia.org.za or call us on 011 339 2021.

DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS

Diplomatic members are classified as diplomatic missions accredited to South Africa, whether at the embassy, high commission, consulate general or consulate level. In addition to the basic package of benefits, diplomatic members receive the following services:

  • One bespoke briefing or presentation per annum
  • Four closed briefings, exclusively for members of the diplomatic community
  • Advance copies of embargoed opinion pieces, sent from the desk of the Chief Executive
  • A free hard or electronic copy of the quarterly South African Journal of International Affairs

The discounted annual fee is R10 000 (incl. VAT). We welcome the opportunity to put together a package of additional services should that be required.

Please contact our Membership team on membership@saiia.org.za or call us on 011 339 2021.

Download: pdf SAIIA Diplomatic Membership application form 2017 2018 (68 KB)


INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

Individuals interested in international affairs and the areas of programmatic research conducted by SAIIA are welcome to join the membership programme. Individual members receive the basic package of benefits at a highly discounted annual fee of R750 (incl. VAT).

Please contact our Membership team on membership@saiia.org.za or call us on 011 339 2021.

Download: pdf SAIIA Individual Membership application form 2017 2018 (177 KB)


INSTITUTIONS

Institutional members are classified as not-for-profit, civil society organisations or government departments. In addition to the basic package of benefits, institutional members receive one bespoke briefing or presentation per annum. The discounted annual fee is R10 000 (incl. VAT). We welcome the opportunity to put together a package of additional services should that be required.

Please contact our Membership team on membership@saiia.org.za or call us on 011 339 2021.

Download: pdf SAIIA Institutional Membership application form 2017 2018 (68 KB)


PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANISATIONS AND CORPORATES

This category of membership is designed for companies based in South Africa – either local companies or multinationals doing business in the region.

In addition to the basic package of benefits, private sector organisations and corporates receive an annual bespoke briefing or presentations on a topic related to their business interest. We welcome the opportunity to send you a quotation and to put together a package of additional services such as:

  • Briefings on a topic of interest to you or your organisation
  • Presentations to VIP delegations or senior management wanting an overview of the South African political economy
  • Bespoke consultancies or longer term research projects

Please contact our Membership team on membership@saiia.org.za or call us on 011 339 2021.

Download: pdf SAIIA Corporate Membership application form 2017 2018 (68 KB)


STUDENT MEMBERS

Students interested in international affairs and the areas of programmatic research conducted by SAIIA are welcome to join the membership programme. Student members with a valid student number receive the basic package of benefits at a highly discounted annual fee of R250 (incl. VAT).

Please contact our Membership team on membership@saiia.org.za or call us on 011 339 2021.

Download: pdf SAIIA Student Membership application form 2017 2018 (177 KB)