Any doctor who is a registered medical practitioner within the Republic of South Africa with the Health Professions Council of South Africa is eligible, with the following pre-requisites:
- Their professional practice should be confined to the practice of the specialty of Urology, in the capacity of a practicing or retired Urologist, registrar, or a career medical officer with the intention of becoming a Urologist, or practising Urology for a career.
- Candidates for membership will be elected by majority the Executive Committee of the Group after being duly and seconded in writing by members of the Group.
- Only full members will be eligible to vote or to be elected to hold office.
- Every member will remain a member until their membership is terminated by their resignation in writing, addressed to the honorary Secretary.
- Their membership may be suspended if after one year they have not paid their due subscription.
- They may be reinstated on payment of arrear subscriptions due, but during the period of suspension they will not retain their vote.
The 2019 and 2020 fees have been combined and discounted for existing members due to the time taken to improve the online electronic transfer to the new platforms.
A. Full Time Academic (No private practice) – R 550 p.a.*
A registered Urologist in an academical or secondary urological unit, without registration for RWOPS (remunerative work outside public sector).
No income apart from state sector work is received.
B. Private Practice (Full time or part time) – R 4 650 p.a which includes: *
- R 1 140 towards membership to SAPPF (South African Private Practice Foundation)
- $ 75 towards group membership for the Société International d’Urologie (SIU)
- CPD Vault storage for auditing purposes
- Access to Urological Guidelines and the SAUA Academy educational content
C. Registrars and Associate Members – No fees
This includes membership for all registrars at the eight (8) academical training afforded, guaranteed that they will continue as either a full member or academical member at the conclusion of their registrar training.
Associate members include members of the public with a special interest in Urology.
D. Senior and Retired members – No fees
Members who have reached the age of sixty-five (65) years. Full members who retire before the age of sixty-five years are eligible for election as Senior Members.
E. Affiliated Membership
For Urologists from neighbouring countries, membership will be considered.
F. Honorary Membership – No Fees
Honorary Membership may be conferred on any person who has made a valuable contribution to the advancement of medical science and has rendered distinguished services to the Association.
Honorary Membership will be considered by the Executive Committee of the Association and duly elected by at least a two-third majority of those members voting at an Annual General Meeting of the Association. Such membership will always be subject to approval by the Federal Council and members thus elected shall, not be Extraordinary Members of the Medical Association.