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SAIA Membership Definitions

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Architect Member

Registered as a Professional Architect in terms of the Act.

Letters of Designation:

The initials “SAIA” as a suffix to their names, and the titles “Member of The South African Institute of Architects” and ” Member of the (assigned region) of the South African Institute of Architects

Fees:

  • Membership fees shall be paid annually to the region within 60 days after the date of the tax invoice issued by the region (incorporating the SAIA levy)
  • The region shall pay the SAIA subscriptions they have received over to SAIA at the end of every month.
  • Members who are at the beginning of the financial year 70 years or older of age and have 40 years or more of continuous membership with SAIA (70/40) shall be exempt from paying membership fees

Life Member

An architect member on whom the honour of life membership has been conferred by the board at its own discretion.

Letters of Designation:

The initials “Life SAIA” as a suffix to their names, and the titles “Life Member of the South African Institute of Architects

Fees:

Exempt from paying membership fees

Honorary member

A person not eligible to be registered as a professional architect in SA but a person of distinction whom the board so elects.

Letters of Designation:

The title “Honorary Member of The South African Institute of Architects”

Fees:

Exempt from paying membership fees

Retired member

  • a member who ceased being registered as a professional architect,
  • no longer engaged in the profession of architecture, and
  • Has not a financial participation in an architectural practice in SA.
  • The member must apply in writing to be transferred to this class of membership and cannot join SAIA in this membership category.

Letters of Designation:

The title “Retired Member of The South African Institute of Architects”

Fees:

  • Membership fees shall be paid annually to the region within 60 days after the date of the tax invoice issued by the region (incorporating SAIA levy)
  • The region shall pay the SAIA subscriptions they have received over to SAIA at the end of every month
  • Members who are at the beginning of the financial year 70 years or older of age (Over 70/Retired) shall be exempt from paying membership fees

Candidate member

  • having passed the examination recognised by the council
  • Engaged in completing such further requirements as may lead to voting membership.

Letters of Designation:

The titles:
“Candidate Member of the South African Institute of Architects” and “Candidate Member of the (assigned region) of the South African Institute of Architects”

Fees:

  • Membership fees shall be paid annually to the region within 60 days after the date of the tax invoice issued by the region ( incorporating the SAIA levy )
  • The region shall pay the SAIA subscriptions they have received over to SAIA at the end of every month