ADVANCING HEALTH THROUGH RESPONSIBLE HEALTHCARE
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Join SMASA

SMASA has 5 categories of membership, namely:

1. Ordinary Members;
2. Associate Members;
3. Consultant Members;
4. Retailer / Wholesaler / Distributor Members; and
5. Honorary Members.

Ordinary Member

Any organisation involved in the manufacture, importation, wholesale, distribution and/or retail of self-medication products (including health and nutritional products), and/or the provision of self-medication-related services, in South Africa, will be eligible to apply for Ordinary Member status, provided that the Organisation under consideration fulfils various criteria set out by the SMASA Constitution.

Associate Member

Any organisation which agrees to comply with the objectives of the Association; and whose activities support the activities of the Ordinary Members shall be eligible to apply for Associate Membership. Associate Members do not have any voting rights in relation to the Association, and may not serve on the Executive Council unless co-opted, by the Executive Council, for specific expertise. A member may be co-opted to a working group /sub-committee (if they have the relevant expertise, as determined by the majority of the Executive Council).

Consultant Member

Any individual who acts as a consultant and who agrees to comply with the objectives of the Association; and whose activities support the activities of the Ordinary Members, shall be eligible to apply for Consultant Membership. Consultant Members shall not have any voting rights in relation to the Association, and may not serve on the Executive Council unless co-opted, by the Executive Council, for specific expertise. A member may be co-opted to a working group /sub-committee (if they have the relevant expertise, as determined by the majority of the Executive Council).

Retailer / Wholesaler / Distributor Member

Any organisation which agrees to comply with the objectives of the Association; and whose activities support the activities of the Ordinary Members, shall be eligible to apply for Retailer / Wholesaler / Distributor Membership. Retailer / Wholesaler / Distributor Members shall not have any voting rights in relation to the Association, and may not serve on the Executive Council unless co-opted, by the Executive Council, for specific expertise. A member may be co-opted to a working group / sub-committee (if they have the relevant expertise, as determined by the majority of the Executive Council).

Honorary Member

Any person who, according to the determination of the Executive Council, has made an extensive and significant contribution towards the status and reputation of the Self-Medication Industry in South Africa shall be eligible for Honorary Member status. Admittance as an Honorary Member shall occur when the Executive Council has nominated a person and that nomination has been confirmed by a majority vote at an Annual General Meeting. An Honorary Member shall have voting rights and shall be eligible to serve on the Executive Council. An Honorary Member will be exempt from Subscription Fees. The Executive Council shall have the right to terminate or suspend the membership of an Honorary Member at its sole discretion.

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

Application for membership of the Association shall be made in writing by due completion of the official Application for Membership form which can be obtained by emailing admin@smasa.cc

PROBATIONARY PERIOD

All new Members shall be subject to a probationary period of 6 months from the date on which their application for Membership is approved or otherwise agreed by the Executive Council.