The SASTA membership categories and terms are stipulated in SECTION 6 of the SASTA Constitution.   Membership of SASTA is available to anyone involved in the sugar industry, but is restricted to those resident within the borders of South Africa. Although SASTA no longer accepts members from outside the borders of South Africa, non-members are welcome to participate in SASTA Congresses and other functions at a non-member rate.

 

Various grades of membership exist:

  • Full members:

Those persons engaged in the growing, milling or processing of cane or refining of sugar in South Africa, and employees of such persons as well as those persons engaged in scientific or technical research work into any aspect of sugar production by any recognised Research Institute in South Africa and those persons employed by SASA or any of its constituent or related bodies in work concerned with sugar production in South Africa.

Full Members shall be entitled to:

  • nominate candidates for the SASTA Council and the Association;
  • vote to elect SASTA Council Members;
  • vote at the Annual General Meeting and Special General Meetings;
  • stand for election to the SASTA Council.

 

  • Associate members:

Those persons not directly engaged in the growing, milling or processing of cane or refining of sugar in South Africa but who have business relationships with the Sugar Industries of South Africa or such other persons as SASTA Council may decide to admit as Associate Members. Associate Members shall be eligible to attend and speak at the Annual General Meeting and Special General Meetings of SASTA, the SASTA Congress, Roadshows and other organised events at Member rates, but ineligible to vote to elect SASTA Council Members, vote at the Annual General Meeting and Special General Meetings, or stand for election to the SASTA Council.

 

  • Corporate members:

Any firm, corporation, company or organisation not directly engaged in the growing, milling or processing of cane or refining of sugar, but who has business relationships with the Sugar Industries of South Africa, or such other organisations as SASTA Council may decide to admit as Corporate Members. Corporate Member benefits will include provision for a single membership addressed to the appropriate Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, and any four members of the organisation will be eligible to attend the annual congress, roadshows or any other SASTA organised events at member rates. Corporate Members shall be ineligible to vote to elect SASTA Council Members, vote at the Annual General Meeting and Special General Meetings, or stand for election to the SASTA Council.

 

  • Honorary members:

Those persons as the SASTA Council deems worthy of the honour. Honorary Members are not required to pay a subscription amount. Honorary Members shall be entitled to the same privileges as Full Members. Honorary Members shall be nominated and elected by the SASTA Council, but notice of such an election must be given at a previous SASTA Council meeting.

 

  • Retired members:

Full Members who reach 65 years of age are eligible to become Retired Members. The Retired Members shall be eligible to attend and speak at the Annual General Meeting and Special General Meetings of SASTA, the SASTA Congress, Roadshows and other organised events at Member rates, but ineligible to vote to elect SASTA Council Members, vote at the Annual General Meeting and Special General  Meetings, or stand for election to the SASTA Council.  Retired Members shall pay a reduced membership fee.

 

  • Exhibitor members:

Any firm, corporation, company or organisation who wishes to exhibit or sponsor items and events at the SASTA Congress or any other SASTA event. Exhibitor Members will be eligible to attend the annual congress, roadshows or any other SASTA organised events at member rates. However, Exhibitor Members shall be ineligible to vote to elect SASTA Council Members, vote at the Annual General Meeting and Special General Meetings, or stand for election to the SASTA Council.

 

 

Membership application forms and details regarding membership fees may be requested via e-mail and will be mailed to you within one working day. Please complete and submit the application form to sasta@sasta.co.za, with your full contact details, for our immediate attention.