Apply for Membership
Membership of the Society offers many opportunities for sharing knowledge and increasing understanding of the history of the many peoples and their ancestors who lived in southern Africa over the past 3-million years.
All members automatically receive copies of the South African Archaeological Bulletin (published in June and December each year), the Goodwin Series (published occasionally) and The Digging Stick (published in April, August and December).
All South African members automatically become members of the branch nearest to them and will receive notices of lectures and outings from the branch. Members in good standing may apply for a password to gain internet access to back issues of the Bulletin and Goodwin Series on online academic archive JSTOR
Members of the South African Archaeological Society agree to observe The Constitution and Rules of the Society and any branch of which they are a member. They accept that participation in any activities of the Society or its branches is at their own risk.
Period of membership: Our year runs from January to December. Members joining between September and December of any year, however, pay the following year’s rate for their category. For that, they will receive the December Bulletin and The Digging Stick for the year in which they join, as well as information on branch activities. Their membership is valid for the full period of the following year as well.


Previous rates (2021)

Current rates for 2022

Ordinary Member (Single)



Joint or Family



Junior Member



Local Institutions



African Ordinary



African Institutions



Overseas Member



Overseas Institutions



* Please add the equivalent of R100 to cover bank charges.

All membership dues must be paid to the Head Office in Cape Town, not to branches. Payment can be made by EFT (see banking details below) or by credit card. When choosing the credit card option please text details with WhatsApp to +27 (0)72 635 2815 which is secure and encoded - name on card, type of card, card number, expiry date and CVC number.
Banking Details
Direct deposit: SA Archaeological Society; Standard Bank of South Africa; Rondebosch branch; branch code 025009; current account number 07051 0121.
Postal address: SA Archaeological Society, PO Box 15700, Vlaeberg,  8018, South Africa.
Please email proof of deposit to 
Tel & WhatsApp: +27 (0)72 635 2815