This is the official website of the South African Rheumatism and Arthritis Association, home of the rheumatology community of South Africa. Our aim is to promote, maintain and protect the honour and interest of the discipline of rheumatology as a medical specialty for the benefit of all.

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Applications for membership shall be subject to the approval of the Executive Committee Membership of the SARAA shall consist of the following:

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Full membership is available only to medical practitioners that are registered with the HPCSA as rheumatologists or paediatric rheumatologists, and resident in South Africa.

Fees: R1 800.00

Associate membership is open to rheumatology fellows and any medical practitioner, scientist or supplementary health professional who shares the objectives of the organisation.

Fees: R750.00

Life membership may be granted to a Full Member over the age of 65 (sixty five) years, on application to SARAA.
Fees: Free

Honorary membership of SARAA may be offered by the Exco to any person of distinction, including lay persons who have made an outstanding contribution to the objectives of the Association.

Fees: Free (by invitation only)

Rheumatologists who reside outside the Republic of South Africa and are registered with an appropriate professional body as rheumatologists or paediatric rheumatologists may apply for international full membership.

Fees: R1 400.00

Medical practitioners, scientists or supplementary health professionals residing outside the Republic of South Africa who share the objectives of the Association may apply for international associate membership.

Fees: R1 400.00