Members who are full-time journalists and are employed by any lawful news organisation or freelance journalists who derive at least 75% of their income from performing journalism functions, and whose applications are approved by the committee. New members pay a once-off R200 joining fee. Annual membership fees are R440 a year for Full Members.
Members who are in professions allied to journalism, either as communicators, public relation officers or marketing specialists and whose applications must be approved by the committee. New members pay a once off R200 joining fee. Annual membership fees are: R660 a year for Associate Members.
Full-time journalism students in their second or third year of study, and third-year public relations students employed in a related field, and whose applications are approved by the committee. Student membership is only valid for one year unless the exco approves that student members' membership be extended for another year but not for more than two (2) years. New members pay a once-off R200 joining fee. Annual membership fees are R200 a year for Student Members.
Former full-time journalists and / or associate members and / or freelance journalists who have retired, and who are not employed full-time in any other profession or occupation. Their membership can be renewed at the discretion of the committee.
Members who are acknowledged as prominent members of the media community and are appointed by the committee on the understanding that the membership will apply only as long as the honorary member is in the office which enabled him / her to qualify as an honorary member.
The committee will have the right to appoint one person as honorary president of the club for his / her contribution to the journalistic profession or the Press Club's welfare.