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What are the various categories of SAIEG membership?

The Institute comprises Corporate Membership and Non-Corporate Membership. Corporate Members are persons who the Council has admitted to the Institute and who fulfill the requirements to practice as Engineering or Environmental Geologists. The Corporate Membership comprises Honorary Fellows, Fellows, Members, Technologist Members, Associate Members and Retired Members, as well as Affiliate Members.

Honorary Fellows shall be persons of distinction whom the Institute has wished to honour in recognition of services to the Institute or to the profession or because of their eminence in science or engineering.

Fellows shall have been a member of the Institute for at least two years, be not less than thirty-six years of age, be actively engaged as an engineering and / or environmental geologist for not less than ten years, have held for not less than three years a position of such responsibility as in the opinion of the Council justifies his / her election, hold a degree or other academic qualification in engineering and / or environmental geology recognized by the Council, and have participated in conferences and lecture courses, published papers and have generally promoted engineering and environmental geology in South Africa.

Members shall hold a degree or other academic qualification in engineering and / or environmental geology recognized by the Council, shall be a Registered Natural Scientist in terms of Act No 55 of 1982, shall be actively engaged as an engineering and / or environmental geologist and have had at least three years practical training and experience in engineering and / or environmental geology.

Candidate Members shall have successfully completed a degree or other qualification in engineering and / or environmental geology or geology recognized by the Council, shall be employed full-time in the field of engineering and / or environmental geology (where necessary under the supervision of a mentor who is a member or fellow of the Institute).

A Candidate member should apply as Member within 3 years, after which they will automatically become Candidate Qualified. The membership fees of Candidate Qualified are equivalent to that of Member, but Member status is not provided.

Affiliate Members are persons who do not meet the requirements for any of the membership categories above, but who wish to maintain contact with the engineering and / or environmental fraternity and whose participation and contributions, in the opinion of the Council, will be to the benefit of the Institute.

Student members are any persons studying full time and wish to maintain contact with the engineering and / or environmental fraternity.