The Academy offers three types of membership.

  1. Full Membership is open to any person who
    holds a recognized university degree or equivalent qualification, or
    whose services to English offer grounds for selection.
  2. Corporate Membership is open to public bodies,
    commercial organizations etc. which wish to associate themselves with
    the objectives of the Academy.
  3. Institutional Membership is open to
    institutions (i.e. schools, libraries, tertiary institutions and the

The Academy is governed by an elected Council, which
appoints a President and an Executive Committee. Among the
distinguished people who have served as President are the late
Professor Gwen Knowles-Williams, the late Professor Guy Butler, the
late Mr M C O'Dowd and Dr K B Hartshorne.

Full + Full (shared household) R300

Full members living outside Africa pay an extra R50 to help with postage costs and bank charges. Those living within the continent but outside the Southern African region pay an extra R20.

Pensioner and registered students  may apply for a concessionary rate of R120.

To become a member of the Academy, please fill in the form and e-mail it to us. Please also forward your payment details (cheque, postal order or bank transfer) to us by fax,  +27 (11) 717-9339.

Cheques made payable to the English Academy of Southern Africa may be sent to the Academy office at P O Box 124, Wits 2050. Alternatively, payment may be made electronically or by direct deposit. The Academy’s banking details are as follows:

Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Braamfontein
Branch Code: 00-48-05
Account Number: 20 22 22 489.

Please leave your initial(s) and surname as a reference. Telephone numbers are not acceptable references. To ensure a correct recording of your payment, please fax proof of payment to 086 631 6851 or email it to 

Please note that your prompt attention to this matter will save the Academy unnecessary additional postage in sending out reminders.

For any queries, kindly contact Ms Annette Meklis on 011 717 9339 or

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