Membership

Our membership base comprises a wide range of private sector companies, diplomatic missions, institutions, students and individuals who have an interest in international affairs.

This programme provides affiliates with a portfolio of services in return for their financial support.

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 and public events, providing a valuable 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, based 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 our work, including:

  • Monthly electronic updates and summaries of the research we produce
  • Access to our Library
  • 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, we welcome 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.

For more information contact membership@saiia.org.za or call 011 339 2021.

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

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 year
  • 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 our 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.

Contact membership@saiia.org.za, call 011 339 2021 or download the application form.

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

Contact membership@saiia.org.za, call 011 339 2021 or download the application form.

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.

Contact membership@saiia.org.za, call 011 339 2021 or download the application form.

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

Contact membership@saiia.org.za, call 011 339 2021 or download the application form.

Students interested in international affairs and our areas of research 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).

Contact membership@saiia.org.za, call 011 339 2021 or download the application form