The annual subscription year runs from 1st July to 30th June each year. The subscription of members admitted between 1st January and 30th June is reduced by one-half.
Regulations Governing Admission
Application for admission as, or transfer to, corporate member or associate member
1. Corporate Member
The Council may admit as a Member:
A person who has completed a course in any branch of chemistry that is equivalent to NQF level 8, and has been granted a degree, diploma or certificate of an approved examining body, and (except in special cases) who has been engaged in full-time chemical work or further study in chemistry for at least three years; in exceptional circumstances, any person whose position and experience in chemistry justifies such admission.
2. Associate Member
The Council may admit as an Associate Member:
A person regardless of qualification and experience, who is passionate about chemistry.
3. Patron and Company Members
Any company interested in chemistry and chemical technology is eligible for election as a Patron or as a Company Member.
Patron members can get up to 10 members within their company to get SACI benefits and discounts for registration at SACI conferences and conventions. Patron companies get a 15% discount on exhibition space at SACI conferences and conventions, and free advertising in SACI newsletter and website.
Company members can get up to 5 members within their company to get SACI benefits and discounts for registration at SACI conferences and conventions. Companies get a 10% discount to exhibit at SACI conferences and conventions, and free advertising in SACI newsletter and website.
4. Students in Training
Bona fide students studying with the objective of qualifying for the practice of chemistry, and being not less than 17 years old, may be admitted as Student Members and shall be allowed reduced subscriptions.
5. Free membership to undergraduate and honours students registered at Chemistry department of Institutions – proof of registration will be required on the application form
Method of application:
Complete the online application form at http://www.saci.co.za/apply_for_membership.html.
Note particularly the need to identify three referees, at least one of whom is a Member of the SA Chemical Institute. Make sure you have filled in an email address.
Obtain documentary evidence (e.g. official letters, degrees or diploma certificates, or certified copies of these) of your experience and qualifications and attach it to the online application.
Once the application has been processed and approved, you will receive an invoice from Head Office with banking details.
When payment is made, please use your membership number as reference. The annual subscription year runs from 1st July to 30th June each year. The subscription of members admitted between 1st January and 30th June is reduced by one-half.
The Secretaries SA Chemical Institute