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 67 years.

Extraordinary Membership

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


2020 SAOA Membership subscription rates incl VAT

Associate membership

Affiliate membership

Extraordinary membership

Full membership incl SAOA Combined Registry Levy

R 1 530.00

R 3 500.00

R 3 400.00

R 7500.00 (R5300 Membership fee + R2200 Combined Registry Levy)