Note: Membership for 2020 remains active only until *31 March 2021 but new approved fees for Membership will come into effect from 15 February. (R70 incl. VAT student/ retired members & R470 incl. VAT applicable to all other memberships.
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. Ordinary members subscribe to the GSSA Code of Conduct.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP shall be members that are not SACNASP registered in a groundwater specific field but are SACNASP registered in another category and/or paid-up members of and registered at any related professional body such as SAICE/ SAICA, IAH-SA, WISA, GSSA, GAKZN, NACA, IAIASA and NICOLA. This category includes graduates with degrees in geohydro/ hydrogeology that are working towards their professional registration.
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.
21/01/2021 The GWD Executive Committee (EXCO) has unanimously approved a slight increase in membership fees for 2021:
STUDENT/ RETIRED member fees are set at R70.00 per annum (15% VAT inclusive).
ORDINARY, ASSOCIATE and PROFESSIONAL membership fees are R470.00 p/annum (15% VAT inclusive).
STUDENT membership benefits:
ORDINARY/ ASSOCIATE member benefits:
PROFESSIONAL member 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.