The SAIMM is a professional institute with local and international links aimed at assisting members source information about technological developments in the mining, metallurgical and related sectors.
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Membership

Qualification Requirements

  • FELLOW: (Minimum age 35 years). A person eligible for election or transfer into the class of Fellow shall be any minerals professional employed for a minimum of five years in a senior technical position of responsibility provided that the candidate has had ten years combined technical tertiary education and appropriate experience, or experience only.
  • MEMBER: (Minimum age 25 years.) A person eligible for election or transfer into the class of Member shall be employed for a minimum of two years in a technical position of responsibility provided that the candidate has had five years combined technical tertiary education and appropriate experience, or experience only.
  • ASSOCIATE: A person eligible for election or transfer into the class of Associate shall be any person with a recognised industry qualification, within the disciplines of mining, extractive metallurgy, or metals technology.
  • STUDENT: A full-time student or post-graduate student at a university, technikon, or any other educational institution approved by Council, who is being trained to occupy a technical position in the mining or metallurgical industry or associated organizations.

Membership Fees

Member Grade
Fees 15 / 16
Local
Member
Fees 15 / 16
International
Member *
Fees 16/ 17
Local
Member
Fees 16/ 17
International
Member *
Honorary Life Fellow No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge
Fellow R1,171.00 R1,171.00 R1,205.00 R1,205.00
Retired Fellow R170.00 R170.00 R175.00 R175.00
Member R1,171.00 R1,171.00 R1,205.00 R1,205.00
Retired Member R170.00 R170.00 R175.00 R175.00
Company Affiliate R4,795.00 R4,795.00 R4,940.00 R4,940.00
Honorary Fellow No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge
Associate R1,045.00 R1,045.00 R1,077.00 R1,077.00
Student No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge

* VAT is not charged on these prices.

As per By-Law A2.5 Retired Fellows and Members shall be persons who are at least 60 (sixty) years of age and who have bona fide retired from active business and have retained membership at a reduced subscription providing he/she has been a member for at least 10 (ten) years.

Retired Members and Fellows who have been in good standing with the Institute for at least 20 years and are over the age of 65 qualify for free retired membership with the Institute.

Please note the following in respect of payment of membership fees:

  • Payment of membership fees remains the responsibility of the individual member even if the fees are to be paid by the company.
  • Your account number/membership number must be used as a reference and the proof of payment or remittance advice must be sent to portia@saimm.co.za.
  • We do not issue Order Numbers. However, your organisation may issue an Order Number to us if they are paying, which may be attached to the invoice.
  • Credit card and PayGate payments remain the most efficient and secure method of settling your account.

Election Guidelines

Election of Fellow, Member, Associate
The election or transfer of candidates to any category of membership of the INSTITUTE, other than Student or Company Affiliate, shall be proposed or seconded by Corporate members (Members or Fellows) having personal knowledge of the candidate’s character, qualifications and experience.
Please note that a copy of all certificates must be submitted in support of the application form.

Election of Student
A candidate for election as a Student member shall be recommended by his/her Professor or a Senior Lecturer of his/her Institution of tertiary education and the application shall be made on the form prescribed from time to time by the Council.

Election of Company Affiliates
Companies involved in or associated with the mining or metallurgical industries are eligible to become Company Affiliates.
Company Affiliates pay up front.

pagesApplication Form

The membership Application Form is only obtainable as a PDF format file, or as hard copy on direct application to The Secretariat.
Download the membership application as a PDF file HERE.

Download the company affiliate application as a PDF file HERE

Returned Post

question_copyPost sent to the some SAIMM members has been returned "Address Unknown", indicating their postal address in the SAIMM database is incorrect. Please assist us in updating your details.
To correct your details, you can log in with your membership username and password.

CLICK HERE to see if your email address is missing.
CLICK HERE to see if your Postal address is incorrect.
Once you updated your address you can set your Post Indicator to 10 and you will be removed from this list.

Members' Login

Members, your username and password have been e-mailed to you. If you did not receive your login details via e-mail, please contact Kea (kea@saimm.co.za or 011 834 1273) for further assistance.

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Why become a member

  • UserReceiving a monthly Journal with a balanced content and of a high standard which serves as a communication medium to keep members informed on matters relating to their professional interests.
  • The opportunity to attend congresses, symposia, colloquia, schools and discussion groups at competitive prices. Members attend such events at a discount.
  • Participation in technical excursions and social events which creates further opportunities for inter-active professional association and fellowship.
  • To make a contribution to the minerals industry in South Africa.
  • The opportunity to network with a wide cross-section of professional people in the minerals industry.
  • Official recognition of achievements.

Apply now

pagesThe membership Application Form is only obtainable as a PDF format file, or as hard copy on direct application to The Secretariat.
Download the membership application as a PDF file HERE.

The Application Form for Company Affiliates can be downloaded HERE.