To be or not to be a SAAB member – what are the benefits of membership?
- Membership of one of the most highly-regarded professional scientific societies in the country.
SAAB provides a forum for professional botanists to interact with their colleagues on a regular basis and freely exchange ideas and information. You get access to our SAABnet email user group where bursaries/job advertisements/conference arrangements etc. can be distributed quickly.
- SAAB organizes an annual conference, providing an opportunity for professionals to report on their research activities and for students to interact on a national (often also international) level and compete for a number of very prestigious awards. Such a conference can only be held under the auspices of a recognized society such as SAAB. Registration fees of these conferences are reduced for SAAB members. Students who register for the conference automatically become SAAB members for that year.
- Reduced subscription fees for the SA Journal of Botany, published by Elsevier from 2006, hardcopy & online – R800. The journal usually consists of more than 600 published pages of which about 40% are from authors outside South Africa. Articles published by institutional members in SAJB qualify for subsidy from the National Department of Education.
Who qualifies to become a SAAB member?
Ordinary membership is focused on individuals with a minimum academic qualification of a four year bachelor’s degree with Honours in botany or related science and who are active in their fields. Students studying for their degrees are encouraged to join. Provision is made in the form of Affiliate membership for people whose work is connected with botany but who do not have the academic qualification for ordinary membership. Institutional membership is also offered. Annual membership fees are as follows:
- R180 Ordinary
- R80 Student
- R150 Affiliate
- R50 Retired
- R90 Family
- R750 Institutional
To join or renew your SAAB membership please fill-in Application Form V4 and email to the Secretary <firstname.lastname@example.org>