Membership

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Please note that processing of new membership applications for 2019 will close on 15 November. Renewals of existing membership will only be accepted until 30 November to be included on the finalised GWD Member Roll 2019 and Annual Report to be issued in December. New applications will re-open in January 2020.

Categories

The Division focus on Individual Membership and offers the following membership categories:

STUDENT MEMBERS shall be bona fide students who are registered at a recognised institution for higher education, are studying groundwater and who are under the age of 26. These members may be required to assist in the running of national and regional GWD conferences, seminars or courses. Student members subscribe to the GSSA Code of Conduct.

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP shall be individuals whom the Division, through the Executive Committee, desires to honour for outstanding service in the field of ground water. In addition, the Division may confer Honorary Life Membership on members for meritorious and outstanding service and dedication to furthering the science and technology of ground water. Honorary members subscribe to the GSSA Code of Conduct.

ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP shall be members of the Division who are not SACNASP registered professionals in the groundwater field but have an interest, directly or indirectly, in all matters groundwater. This category includes hydrogeologists not registered with SACNASP. Ordinary members subscribe to the GSSA Code of Conduct.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP shall be members who specialize and practise in groundwater specific fields, have a recognised qualification and are professionally registered by SACNASP. They may be officials of various state departments, academics, consultants or any other individual, but are required to be (a) registered with SACNASP and (b) subscribe to both the SACNASP and GSSA Code of Conduct.

Fees

STUDENT member fees are set at R57.50 per annum (15% VAT inclusive).
ORDINARY and PROFESSIONAL membership fees are R402.50 p/annum (15% VAT inclusive).

Member Benefits

STUDENT membership benefits:

  • Certificate of membership at a SACNASP recognised body.
  • Student members will be listed on the website. This database will introduce and expose students to the sector. It can assist in future integration and uptake into available sector opportunities e.g. learnership programmes, finishing schools, project and programme interns as well as full-time placements.
  • Discounted rates or full sponsorship for GWD seminars, conferences and other GWD events.
  • Updates on GWD sector news and career opportunities.
  • Access to speakers’ lectures.
  • Privilege to vote for the GWD Chair and Executive Committee and attendance at the yearly AGM meetings.

ORDINARY member benefits:

  • Certificate of membership at a SACNASP recognised body.
  • Discounted rates on GWD seminars, conferences and other GWD events.
  • Updates on GWD sector news.
  • Access to speakers’ lectures.
  • Privilege to vote for the GWD Chair and Executive Committee and attendance at the yearly AGM meetings.

PROFESSIONAL member benefits:

  • Certificate of membership at a SACNASP recognised body (1 CPD point).
  • Discounted rates on GWD seminars, conferences and other GWD events.
  • Updates on GWD sector news.
  • Access to speakers’ lectures.
  • Privilege to vote for the GWD Chair and Executive Committee and attendance at the yearly AGM meetings.
  • Professional members are invited to ….(add text to refer to the Professional Database)

Advertising benefits

If more than three individual members of any Organisation/ Institute / Corporation / Consultancy [Company] join the GWD, an advertisement opportunity for the company will be made available. This will include: - Logo display and live web-link to the company plus free advertisement of any events, publications or announcements.

For small consultancies, usually with only one/two members, we offer the same benefit for a small additional fee of R500.00

Bank Details for the Ground Water Division

NEDBANK – CURRENT ACCOUNT
ACCOUNT NR: 1604 478594
PRETORIA BRANCH CNR CHURCH AND ANDRIES STREET
BRANCH IBT: 160445

Payments of GWD fees or other payments/donations can be made electronically or via direct deposit into the bank account. Please use your name and/or membership number as a reference for your payment. Once the payment has been made please e-mail the proof of payment through to email to ensure activation.

Member Application Form

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National Chairperson: Dr Matthys Dippenaar
Vice-Chairperson: Ms Nicolette Vermaak
National Treasurer: Mr Yazeed van Wyk
National Secretariat: Mr Sakhile Mndaweni
National Coordinator: Ms Elanda Schaffner

Please contact this Committee via [email protected]

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