Member benefits

Benefits of Individual Membership

According to the Constituion:

  1. Voting power in any affair of the Institute is confined to Associate members, Members, Emeritus members, Honorary members, and Retired members
  2. All grades of members shall receive notices of meetings and such other publications of the Institute as the Council may decide.
  3. Membership privileges shall be limited to paid-up members only.
  4. Ordinary members, Emeritus members, Retired members and Honorary members may use the letters MSAIP after their name (or Afrikaans LSAIF, or other for other languages as approved by the Council).


  1. Members receive a discounted registration fee at the Annual SAIP conference.
  2. Members SAIP can join the Brititsh Institute of Physics (IoP) at a reduced rate through a reciprocal agreement between the two Institutes. The current IoP fees for SAIP members is R195. Inform the Secretary if you would like to join, and the SAIP will forward all details to the IoP.
  3. Members can receive a 20% discount on all Institute of Physics Publishing titles by ordering online at http://www.bookmarkphysics.iop.org. Please contact the SAIP Secretary for the code required.
  4. Fully paid up members receive a discount at the Annual SAIP Conference.
  5. Members receive member-rates at conferences of affiliates of the SAIP
  6. Members receive news of jobs, conferences, bursaries, scholarships, etc.
  7. Members receive a quarterly electronic newsletter.

Benefits of Corporate Membership

  1. Receiving the e-mail newsletter and all circulars of the SAIP.
  2. You will receive a special invitation to all conferences organised by the SAIP.
  3. Your delegate/representative will be able to attend the annual conference free of charge
  4. Your delegate and his/her companion will receive an invitation to the conference banquet, as a nonpaying guest of the Council.
  5. You will receive a copy of the conference programme.
  6. The SAIP can assist with any communication with the physics community, local and abroad through our links with international physics societies.
  7. You are entitled to one free A5 size, black and white advert in the book of abstracts of the annual SAIP conference. The member will be responsible for getting the advert to the conference organisers in the format required.
  8. You are entitled to have your company logo with a link to the company website, on the main page of the SAIP web-site.

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