Member Fees & Benefits

SASMA’s objective is the promotion of sport science and sport medicine to benefit the South African community through:

  • Arranging local, regional and national meetings of medical professionals, allied health professionals, scientists and educators.
  • Implementing educational programs for members, as well as coaches, athletes and the general public.
  • Publication of a journal, educational material and a communicating website.
  • To develop informed position and public statements in areas of concern to SASMA members and the general public.
  • To protect the interests of its members, nurture sub-groups and special interest groups and to encourage research in the fields of expertise of these groups.

Any person with a bachelors, honours, masters or doctoral degree at an accredited institution in a field related to health, physical education, biology or exercise science can become a full voting member. Students in the above-named fields and members of sports of allied bodies can become student or associate members. These members enjoy the benefits of full membership, with the exception of voting rights.

Fee structure:

  • Full member: R800 per year
  • Associate member: R800 per year
  • Student member: R580 per year

Some of the benefits in becoming a member of this association include the following:

  1. Membership of FIMS and access to the International Sportsmed Journal
  2. Discounts to biennial SASMA and Clinical Sports Medicine congresses (this alone covers membership fees)
  3. 4 editions of the South African Journal of Sports Medicine
  4. Eligibility for R10 000 in prizes for SAJSM articles
  5. 25% discount on subscription to the British Journal of Sports medicine
  6. Weekly Sportsmed Update (5 abstracts from international sports medicine journals)
  7. Fortnightly SASMA Journal Club articles.
  8. Regional update meetings
  9. Discounts on several retail services, including:
    • magazines in the Touchline stable: Golf Digest, Kickoff, Men’s Health, Runner’s World, SA Sports Illustrated, SHAPE & Bicycling, with 25% discounts with full subscription
    • Avis car rental preferential customer deals (free upgrades, specials etc)
    • Frequent Guest Membership with Southern Sun

FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT Arina Otto 083 644 9980   or