Information for all prospective and current SASA members.


The South African Society of Archivists (SASA) membership fees for 2016 and 2017 are now due. The SASA committee is striving to build SASA into a strong professional organization that can be a voice for the profession.

As you may be aware, SASA was resuscitated in 2008 and the time has now come to transform the society into a strong professional organization that can be the voice for the profession. The ultimate aim is to work towards the registration of SASA as a professional organization at the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). This ideal can, however, only be realized with the support of a strong membership base.

At present the advantages for SASA members include preferential registration fees for its successful annual conferences while members also receive a free copy of its annual publication Journal of the South African Society of Archivists. SASA is of course also a forum for professionals to network and communicate with colleagues. Several steps were taken during the past 18 months to place SASA on a more professional footing and to streamline processes.

One of our major successes, achieved during the last half of 2014, was the registration of SASA as a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) (Reg No: 140-955 NPO) following the amendment of its constitution to conform to the requirements for NPOs. This step was deemed necessary to facilitate payment processes, etc for our members in terms of current compliance regulations.


SASA comprises the following types of membership.

  • Professional members, i.e. persons in possession of the National Higher Diploma: Archival Studies or an equivalent professional archival qualification or whom the Committee has approved as professional members on the grounds of proven practical professional experience in the archival field.
  • Ordinary members, i.e. persons who do not qualify for professional membership.
  • Institutional members, i.e. any organisation or enterprise which subscribes to the Society.

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Kgomotso Mothate

Secretary: SASA National Committee

Phone: +27 (0)12 399 7174