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Joining the SAGMJ holds several benefits for journalists and industry professionals.

The SAGMJ offers different membership types:

  • Full Membership* is for members who create motoring content (either reporting on new cars, motorcycles, trucks or National or International Motorsport or relevant photography) on a full-time basis, i.e. not involved in creating any other content.
  • Affiliate Membership* is for members who create motoring content (either reporting on new cars, motorcycles, trucks or National or international motorsport, or relevant photography) on a part-time basis, i.e. involved in creating other content.
  • Associate Membership is for members who do not create journalistic content but are somehow involved in the motor industry.

*Both Full- and Affiliate Membership require that the member serves a probationary membership period.

To determine what level of membership you should apply for, please answer the questions below. The Table highlights the different membership options, the related application process, annual cost and membership benefits.

Membership questions:

Do you create motoring content?

Is your primary source of income from creating motoring content?

WHAT LEVEL OF MEMBERSHIP SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR?
MEMBERSHIP ASSOCIATE ASSOCIATE PROB. AFFILIATE AFFILIATE PROB. FULL FELLOW
Create automotive content as main source of income x x x n/a
Create income but it is not the main source of income x x n/a
Create content as a hobby and derive no income from it x x n/a
Employed in motoring associated activities but do not create content x x x x n/a
WHAT DO I NEED TO COMPLETE?
Application Form Associate Application Form Affiliate Application Form Upgrade of Status Form Full Member Application Form Upgrade of Status Form n/a
APPLICATION PROCESS
Complete application form n/a
Application must be proposed and seconded by a Full or Fellow member of the SAGMJ n/a
Copies of recent published content x x x n/a
Copy of ID n/a
Copy of Drivers Licence n/a
Agree to abide by the SAGMJ Constitution
Agree to the SAGMJ Code of Good Practice
Agree to the SAGMJ Code for Acceptance of Road Test Vehicles x
Take the SAGMJ Road Safety Pledge
Application reviewed by the SAGMJ Committee n/a
Application ratified by the SAGMJ committee n/a
Nominated by members and presented at AGM x x x x x
PROBATIONARY PERIOD
A period of 6 months before applying for upgrade x n/a n/a n/a
SAGMJ BENEFITS
Voting rights at AGM After 5 years x x
Bespoke Motor Accident Insurance x x
Discounted airport parking
SAGMJ Online Training programmes
Advanced Driver Training
Access to Members Only portion of SAGMJ website
Membership cards, which could assist in accreditation processes of some motoring events, and access to Motorsport South Africa (MSA) controlled motorsport events
Receipt of the Guild’s press releases and newsletters
Invitations to SAGMJ events
Consideration for financial aid from our SAGMJ Benevolent Fund
ANNUAL COST
Membership Fee R610 upon joining thereafter R540 per annum billed at the beginning of each year. R610 upon joining thereafter R540 per annum billed at the beginning of each year. R610 upon joining thereafter R540 per annum billed at the beginning of each year. R610 upon joining thereafter R540 per annum billed at the beginning of each year. R610 upon joining thereafter R540 per annum billed at the beginning of each year. Do not pay membership fees.

Membership applications forms

Physical Address

BOX 5, Westhoven, 2142