Memberships

If you are interested in becoming a member of our Society, please apply below and remember to have your CV ready to upload with your application. Most applicants would apply for Primary membership. Please read the descriptions for the other categories, i.e. Secondary, Grassland Guru or Student, if you think you qualify for any of them.


If you are unsure, please get in touch via email.


Here are some benefits of GSSA membership:

  • The Grassland Society is an accredited Voluntary Association recognised by SACNASP, therefore we can help you earn those valuable CPD credits
  • Members receive a discounted rate for Congress registration
  • After attending Congress, your membership fees for the following year will be waived
  • Page charges may be waived upon application for Members who subscribe to the African Journal of Range and Forage Science
  • Subscribe to the African Journal of Range and Forage Science and you'll receive online access to all issues published since 1966
  • Primary
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 480

    The standard membership category of the Grassland Society.

  • Primary + Journal Online
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 1,000

    The standard membership category for the Grassland Society including online access to the African Journal of Range and Forage Science

  • Primary + Print & Online Journal
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 1,080

    The standard membership category for the Grassland Society  including the printed version and online access to the African Journal of Range and Forage Science.  Members living outside South Africa will be required to pay for postage.

  • Secondary
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 200

    For direct family members of a Primary member of the Society.

  • Student
    Duration
    1 year
    Package price
    R 250

    Full-time students may apply for Student membership, for a maximum of three years.

  • Grassland Guru
    Duration
    1 year
    Package price
    R 200

    This category applies to retired members, who are over 65 years of age.

  • Grassland Guru + Online Journal
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 720

    Retired members, who are over 65 years of age, including online access to the African Journal of Range and Forage Science.

  • Grassland Guru + Printed & Online Journal
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 800

    Retired members, who are over 65 years of age, including the printed version and online access to the African Journal of Range and Forage Science.