Membership may be granted to any person who is a medical practitioner and is registered within the Republic of South Africa as an orthopaedic surgeon or who has a special interest in the practice of orthopaedics.

SAOA Membership Categories

Associate Membership

Medical practitioners who have a special interest in the practice of orthopaedic surgery but have not yet qualified as orthopaedic surgeons.

Full Membership

Medical practitioners who are registered as specialists in the field of orthopaedic surgery

Affiliate Membership

Medical practitioners who have a special interest in the field of orthopaedic surgery or are registered orthopaedic surgeons and are resident outside the Republic of South Africa.

Emeritus Membership

Full or Affiliate members who have retired from active practice or attained the age of 70 years.

Extraordinary Membership

Non medical practitioners who have a special interest in the field of orthopaedic surgery.

Full State Membership

Full-time State Consultants are eligible for a 50% reduction in membership fees, inclusive of registry fees, provided that they earn no income outside of their State salary and that they submit a letter from their Head of Department to this effect.

2022 SAOA Membership subscription rates incl VAT

Associate membership

Affiliate membership

Extraordinary membership

Full membership

Full State membership

R 1 590.00

R 3 640.00

R 1 590.00

R 7 800.00

R3 900.00